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Heurkens, E.W.T.M. (author)
In recent years Dutch real estate developers have been subject to some societal market trends that force them to change roles (Heurkens, 2013). The decreased demand for office space, limited debt funding, challenging user demands, stalling public investments, and increased competition from new companies, necessitate developer to deploy more new...
abstract 2016
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Lee, S. (author)
The purpose of this book is to reveal, explore and further the debate on the aesthetic potentials of sustainable architecture and its practice. This book opens a new area of scholarship and discourse in the design and production of sustainable architecture, one that is based in aesthetics. The chapters in this book have been compiled from...
book 2011
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van Wijk, A.J.M. (author), van Wijk, I (author)
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing, manufacturing a product layer by layer, offers large design freedom and faster product development cycles, as well as low startup cost of production, on-demand production and local production. In principle, any product could be made by additive manufacturing. Even food and living organic cells can be...
book 2015
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Boon, C. (author), Sunikka, M. (author)
book 2004
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Pangbourne, Kate (author), Stead, D. (author), Mladenovic, Milos (author), Milakis, D. (author)
This chapter provides a reflective critique of Mobility as a Service (MaaS), an emerging development seeking a role within the Smart Mobility paradigm. We assess a range of its future implications for urban policymakers in terms of governance and sustainability (i.e., social and environmental impacts). We begin by describing the origins of the...
book chapter 2018
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Konstantinou, T. (author), Dimitrijević, Branka (author)
The reconsideration of the existing building stock is motivated by society’s efforts towards sustainability and resilience. The building sector has a considerable role to play in doing so. The process of refurbishment is complex, since aspects such as design decisions, existing construction, energy efficiency, and user behaviour need to be...
book chapter 2018
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Pryke, S.D. (author), Kougia, I. (author)
The UK committed in 2008 to reduce its greenhouse gas emission by 80% by 2050. The construction industry is a key contributor to the greenhouse emissions and future legislative adjustments for the built environment are well underway. The industry will face many challenges and it is expected that its profile will be very different by 2050. The...
conference paper 2011
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Stougie, L. (author), Van der Kooi, H.J. (author)
A thorough investigation of literature about the relation between exergy and sustainability was conducted in September 2010. An overview of opinions and methods in the field of exergy analysis and sustainability is briefly presented. Exergy analysis has several advantages compared to energy analysis, but a careful underpinning of the relation...
conference paper 2011
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Breukel, A. (author), Venselaar, J. (author)
The Fociss (Focussing Innovation for a Sustainable Strategy) approach is a structured method to define core business related issues within sustainable development that require main attention in a specific company. In theory, Fociss has the ability for all kinds of innovations, but the implementation of radical sustainable innovations is often...
conference paper 2010
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Saidel, M.A. (author), Favato, L.B. (author), De Toledo, L.M.A. (author), Galvao, C.R. (author), Kurahassi, L.F. (author)
The Brazilian pioneer experience in energy efficiency management in public university campi is the Permanent Program in Efficient Energy Use of the University of São Paulo (PURe), running since 1997. Total built area of the university totalizes above 1 million square meters throughout more than 20 cities in the state of São Paulo, which results...
conference paper 2010
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Lousberg, L.H.M.J. (author), Heintz, J.L. (author), Prins, M. (author)
Problems that present project managers have to deal with are more and more concerning complexity, i.e. unexpected, uncertain, unstable or unique situations. This seems also the case with sustainable building projects. It is therefore necessary that project managers are trained to deal with these problems, especially by learning from their...
conference paper 2015
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Stougie, L. (author), Van der Kooi, H.J. (author)
Numerous LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) import terminals are under construction to fulfil the growing demand for energy carriers. After storage in tanks, the LNG needs to be heated and evaporated, also called ‘regasified’, to the natural gas needed in households and industry. Several options exist for providing the required heat. In the interest of...
conference paper 2011
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Preece, C. (author), Phen, L.S. (author), Padfield, R. (author), Papargyropoulou, E. (author)
Increasing calls for action on addressing the negative impact of human activities on the natural environment have lead to the growth of new markets for sustainable solutions. At a more macro level, the role of construction and marketing in economic development has been well established. In striving towards economic growth, a balance between...
conference paper 2011
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Ketola, T. (author)
During this decade forest companies have been diversifying their operations and product ranges from traditional forestry, timber and pulp and paper both to energy and biofuels and to RFID technologies, labels, wood and plastic composites, and biochemicals. Basic products and high tech products are developed side by side. Each company desires new...
conference paper 2010
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Glass, J. (author), Achour, N. (author), Parry, T. (author), Nicholson, I. (author)
Responsible sourcing (RS) provides a means to manage and ensure the attainment of sustainability objectives by procuring materials with a certified provenance. It is demonstrated typically through an organisation?s procurement policy, via its purchasing decisions and practices, and addresses a range of environmental, economic and social...
conference paper 2011
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Ghosh, A. (author), Bose, N. (author), Kroesen, O. (author), Bruining, H. (author), Bawane, V.H. (author), Chaubey, P.K. (author)
It has for long been assumed that low-income communities do not know their infrastructure needs, so that decisions have been made by authorities without obtaining information and understanding of household and agricultural water demand. This top-down approach has been the reason for the failure of many water management initiatives, particularly...
conference paper 2010
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Van Nes, A. (author), Stolk, E. (author)
Mobility on rails is acknowledged to be one of the most sustainable means of transportation between cities and towns. Therefore, a railway station’s location in a built environment and its degree of accessibility is essential to reach as many travellers as possible. Even though there exist several writings on network cities and TOD principles...
conference paper 2012
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Zijlstra, H. (author)
The work of architect Gerrit Th. Rietveld (1888 – 1964) is appreciated throughout the world. Many of the well-known buildings he designed have survived to the present. Some have been restored or refurbished, depending on the condition of the building, current needs of the building users, etc. Rietveld himself had a very clear vision about...
conference paper 2009
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Taneja, P. (author), Vellinga, T. (author), Ros, R. (author)
Sustainability has become a high profile objective in all aspects of our lives, including the development of our infrastructures. Flexibility can enhance sustainability endeavors, yet its contribution is not clear to most. In this paper we investigate the role of flexibility in sustainable port development in order to promote its incorporation...
conference paper 2012
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Nijsse, R. (author)
This paper is new developments in structural engineering related especially to the use of the material glass. After a philosophical discussion about why glass is the material for the Future, all glass elements and related techniques are presented from which an all glass building can be assembled. To conclude this paper ,all glass structures like...
conference paper 2015
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