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de Melo Morais Borges, Manuella (author)
Despite the fact that pop-up and temporary architecture is slowly evolving, there is much room
for improvement. While the focus is in the function it serves, it very commonly lacks in the aesthetic
aspect and the quality of the space, being perceived by many as cheap, fast and disposable. Similarly, in the technical aspect, it lacks the...
master thesis 2017
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Simanovsky, Yafim (author)
Urban populations in coastal contexts suffer increasingly from both environmental and spatial risks. Major flooding events, storms, fires, landslides and earthquakes coupled with the unorganized urban fabric located at the locations most at-risk to these hazards render millions of people extremely vulnerable. The externalities in terms of...
master thesis 2017
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Talsma, L. (author)
The housing stock in the Netherlands is not up to date when it comes to the energy ambitions of the government. The covenant Meer met Minder urges for the CO2 reduction of 30% in the built environment in between 2008 and 2020. This means that 2,4 million buildings in the country have to be energy renovated within a set time limit. Housing...
master thesis 2011
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Van Houten, R.S. (author), De Lange, N.A. (author)
Climate change and environmental issues are important in today’s society. The earth is being depleted of its resources and the changing climate could irreversibly change the planet for the worse. Sustainable buildings are mostly optimised for the use phase but neglect end of life scenarios. Buildings are often demolished and materials are dumped...
master thesis 2016
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Hofstee, Niels (author)
The construction sector contributes to a significant portion of global energy consumption, CO2 emissions and the use of material resources. As climate change escalates with rapidly increasing temperatures, more extreme weather patterns and rising sea levels, an urge to reduce the environmental impact is evident.

A discrepancy is...
master thesis 2018
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Gualinetti, Francesco (author)
Projects of re-use of underused infrastructures to design sustainable urban landscape architecture represent a great contribution to meet the need for sustainability cities are experiencing today. Urban administrators often strive for a successful realization of such projects, to give a social and economic power impulse to poorly performant...
master thesis 2018
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Nelemans, Florian (author)
This thesis is made during my graduation project within the studio Explore Lab at the Technical University of Delft on the Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences. Since the writing of my first master thesis, the fascination for the topic arose. At the Architectural Theory department under guidance of Andrej Radman I wrote; ...
master thesis 2018
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Papakonstantinou, Thanos (author)
In the packaging industry, there are certain criteria that characterize whether a package is sustainable or not. Thus, the design of the product is decided by satisfying the aforementioned criteria. However, when the whole supply chain is under study, the process is not so straightforward and the related science field is Sustainable Supply Chain...
master thesis 2017
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Marin Nieto, Francisco (author)
Sustainability and livability are two important dimensions of urban environments, that are however found to be in a constant imbalance. The achievement of a sustainable and livable city is hindered by the constraints of urban form, and density, in particular, has a crucial role in defining the performance of urban environments in terms of...
master thesis 2017
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Boezeman, G. (author)
This graduation project has been performed at AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals in order to attain the Master of Science degree at the Faculty Industrial Design Engineering of Delft University of Technology. In this executive summery an overview of the most important information is given. AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals consists of a managerial...
master thesis 2010
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Astua de Moraes, F. (author)
By covering the literature related to innovation processes, new value creation and sustainable innovation, the literature review conducted for this thesis highlights that the integration of sustainability issues in the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation (FFE) is an ill-addressed area in scientific literature. To tackle the problem, the research...
master thesis 2010
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Lankhorst, Gerran (author)
High-rise buildings are a potential solution to the environmental impact caused by the built environment and the increasing demand for space in urban areas. As recent developments focus on reducing the impact by operational energy (OE) (heating, cooling, hot water and ventilation during use phase), impact by the embodied energy (EE) (production,...
master thesis 2018
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Schoenmakers, P.C. (author)
Conventional offshore wind turbines tend to be difficult to maintain. Maintenance contributes to 25% of the total cost of energy and forms an important phase in the lifecycle of the turbine and has a significant impact on its sustainability. The design resulted from this master thesis is a nacelle for the DOT wind turbine. It creates a working...
master thesis 2016
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van Amstel, Paul (author)
Spatial impact of the energy transition is a subject that has not been studied extensively as of now. Developing a spatial plan for a sustainable energy system in an early phase will provide insight in practical and spatial implications that are related to these systems. This is especially relevant in existing neighbourhoods, where the existing...
master thesis 2018
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van Es, Frank (author)
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important aspect of the infrastructure industry, however, incorporating it has proven to be troublesome. As such, this thesis focussed on identifying success factors that influence the implementation process of sustainability from idea up to and including the tendering phase for public infrastructure...
master thesis 2018
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Franx, Laura (author)
The Netherlands faces climate change due to global warming and earthquakes due to gas production. To decrease both earthquakes and CO2 production, the government aims to half the gas production in the coming four years and aims for an entire stop by 2030. Over 80% of Dutch houses are heated with gas; 20% were built in the late post-war era (1960...
master thesis 2018
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Krantz, Juliette (author)
Due to current, ongoing mega trends such as continuing urbanisation and expanding population size, pressure on our urban transport system is increasing, resulting in more congestion, emissions, noise pollution and stress, among others. Transport is seen as one of a range of factors outside of health and medical fields which are known to impact...
master thesis 2018
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Dam, J.C. (author)
Introduction The central question in this report is: How can Bruynzeel successfully integrate sustainability in its business? Sustainability is generally getting more attention and Bruynzeel’s customers (DIY-chains and expert-dealers) sometimes take inventory of sustainable products or start other sustainable initiatives. Bruynzeel now wants to...
master thesis 2012
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Vilarasau Amoros, Andrea (author)
Current urban systems have a linear metabolism; they rely on imported resources, which are used inefficiently, and they produce waste flows. Urban areas can become productive and not only consumptive if a well-planned distributed energy system is implemented. Switching to renewables, however, means rethinking today’s urban landscape entirely....
master thesis 2018
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Cremer, I.A. (author)
An Initiative from Ir. Ivan A. Cremer and ir. Henri van Bennekom to design a new authority on Environmental health. The new United Nations Environmental Council, a building that will lead the way towards global environmental health. A building that changes course of the current United Nations, from machine for peace towards a machine for global...
master thesis 2011
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