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Snijders Blok, Iris (author)
The objective of this research is to decrease the energy and material consumption of TU Delft’s building stock, by providing the university with a refurbishment method. Refurbishments can have a large impact on the energy and material consumption of the Built Environment, as it focuses on the majority of the Built Environment. By designing net...
master thesis 2017
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Bottema, Erik (author)
Circular Economy
Exponential growth in human activity has caused exponential changes in Earth system variables, like greenhouse gas emissions and global temperature. Human influence on the planet has reached far beyond safe parameters and could lead to disastrous consequences for large parts of the world. This is attributed to the...
master thesis 2018
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Schouten, Nico (author)
The way the western society currently treats waste is hazardous and can threaten not only the public health but also (very delicate) eco systems. Annually over 87 million tonnes of plastic are being produced. Only 2 % is reintroduced into the original purpose. The rest of this plastic is downcycled, landfilled, burned or leaked into the...
master thesis 2018
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Wortel, Florian (author)
This report focuses on the start-up company HOMIE B.V. (hereinafter refered to as “HOMIE”).
HOMIE is a household appliance company, currently focused on washing machines, that provides its products through a pay-per-use model. Here the customer does not buy the product, but only pays a small fee for each time that the product is used.
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master thesis 2017
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Gremmen, Luuk (author)
Circular building has been increasing in popularity over several years. The idea being that we should not use resources only once and then discard them, but continue using them in new products. The construction industry has responded to this by designing 'circular' buildings that can be disassembled at the end of their functional life. This...
master thesis 2018
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Vlaming, Annemieke (author)
Due to growing prosperity in the world, together with the trend of urbanization, more and more natural resources are needed. However, the earth cannot keep providing us these materials, since many of them are depleting. The concept of circular economy is seen as an opportunity to tackle this problem. However, the infrastructure industry lags...
master thesis 2018
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Disseldorp, Wouter (author)
Context - The current environmental situation as a result of human life reflects the demand for more consciousness on the embedded energy of buildings. Moreover, due to the recent economic crisis the perceived naturalness to demolish existing buildings for new development is outdated. Hence, new functions should be accommodated in existing...
master thesis 2018
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van Veenen, Anna (author)
The last couple of years the concept of the Circular Economy (CE) has been gaining more and more attention. The Netherlands want to become a CE as well and the government presented a national policy programme including goals to reach a CE in 2050. One of those goals is that Dutch public authorities should procure all their projects 100%...
master thesis 2018
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Van der Linden, R. (author)
Could a transportation item be the key to increasing profits and decreasing the environmental impact of selling potted plants in a supermarket? Using design principles founded on Circular Economy, a new durable transport tray for plants was designed. The main challenge was to make handling as quick and easy as possible, while also making the...
master thesis 2015
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Meijer, Rosa (author)
In 2017, the Dutch government has set the goal to achieve a 100% circular economy by 2050. A transition from the current linear economy towards a circular economy is necessary to reach this goal. In the circular economy, products at end-of-life are no longer seen as waste but will be reused as a secondary product or resource.

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master thesis 2018
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Huizing, Denise (author)
This research aims to gain a deeper understanding on the financial, legal, organisational and technical considerations regarding the application of product-service systems. The goal is to identify how these characteristics could be implemented in project delivery methods to contribute to a circular economy. This design-based research is carried...
master thesis 2019
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Jie, Q.K. (author)
The Master’s programme Industrial Ecology is jointly organised by Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. The coming decades, the building sector is facing challenges to reduce its impact as one of the major contributors on global problems, like resource depletion, pollution and climate change. The concept of Circular Economy,...
master thesis 2016
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Abbasova, Zarifa (author)
The construction sector is one of the biggest consumers of raw materials and generates large amounts of construction waste as well. CE is a way to delink the construction sector from the consumption of finite resources of the earth and excessive waste generation. Despite of the fact that there are a lot of interventions, such as Commodity...
master thesis 2018
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Luken, Lodewijk (author)
The current take-make-dispose economy, resulting in resource pressure and environmental problems, calls for circular economics. Islands are perfect living laboratories, because of their clearly defined boundaries and vulnerability to external factors. In this graduation Project, Ilha de Paquetá in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is taken as a case study...
master thesis 2019
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Cha, Yewon (author)
The appearance of circular economy has been raised as a solution to rapidly diminishing resources and waste issues that constant economic growth entail. The transition from the current linear economy in which we take, make, use, and dispose of resources to a circular economy in which waste becomes raw material is expected to close material loop....
master thesis 2017
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Meng, Yitang (author)
In 2050, the human population will exceed nine billion. There are limits to the capacity of the earth, while the human population keeps on growing. Our appetite for raw materials is increasing rapidly, while available resources keep on falling. As an international metropolitan city, Amsterdam will also experience a population explosion and urban...
master thesis 2018
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Watelet, F.S.A. (author)
BACKGROUND Several elements displayed in the 2011 MEErP’s (Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy-related Products) and JRC’s (European Commission Joint Research Centre) reports which will be used in preparatory studies for measures under the recast of the Ecodesign Directive, indicate that a European list of Critical Raw Materials (CRM’s)...
master thesis 2013
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Loppies, W.W. (author)
Since the beginning of industrial evolution, industrialization has created a dominating unilateral production- and consumption model. This one-way model of production, also described as a linear model, encompasses a ‘take, make, waste’ pattern in which natural resources are extracted from the Earth, manufactured into goods, used and eventually...
master thesis 2015
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Salters, I.R. (author)
To meet the growing demand of mobile devices, it is important to regain and re-use the products, components and materials. The first steps are already taken by introducing new business models towards the circular economy. To stimulate these circular business models, suggestions are given how to change customer behaviour towards circular economy...
master thesis 2014
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Braendstrup, Cecilia (author)
There is currently increasing interest in making a transition towards a circular economy, to improve resource efficiency and to reduce harmful emissions to the environment. The European Union adopted a Circular Economy package in 2015, while the Dutch government introduced a programme to achieve a circular economy by 2050. The construction...
master thesis 2017
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