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Nieboer, N.E.T. (author)
Recent findings from a monitor containing around 1.5 million homes in the Dutch non-profit rented sector show that the energy improvement pace in the sector in the last years is too slow to meet the nationally agreed level in 2020. The findings also show that the improvement of the energy performance of the respective homes is mostly carried out...
conference paper 2016
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Geraedts, R.P. (author), Ruiterkamp, J. (author)
Adaptive construction is already for decades on the agenda of the construction sector. The adaptive capacity of a building includes all properties and qualities that enable the building keeping its (economic feasible) functionality during the technical life cycle, under altered conditions and needs (Geraedts 2014). Meanwhile, the interest in...
conference paper 2015
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Van der Veen, A.C. (author), Coenders, J.L. (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Nijsse, R. (author), Houtman, R. (author), Schonwalder, J. (author)
At this point in time, 3D-printing techniques in general, but especially applied for the building industry, still are in a phase of early experiments. One of the experimental attempts is to print a full-scale, three-story high, house in Amsterdam, using an up scaled version of a FDM-printer that is able to print blocks of 1.8 x 1.8 x 3.0 meters...
conference paper 2015
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Etxezarreta Etxarri, A. (author), Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Cano Fuentes, G. (author), Cruz Mazo, E. (author), Dol, C.P. (author)
The main purpose of this paper is to offer a new theoretical framework to the Spanish housing studies. This article combines different traditions and different frameworks (social innovation, social economy), in order to position the crisis of evictions in Spain and the emergence of housing co-operatives in a new theoretical context. In the first...
conference paper 2015
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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
One decade ago in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, more than 80% of its four million inhabitants lived in the so-called kebele houses, which are the local variant of a well-known urban figure, the slum. In order to cope with the housing backlog sparked by the need to replace the dilapidated kebele houses, to accommodate the city’s...
conference paper 2015
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Ploeger, H.D. (author), De Wolff, H.W. (author)
Once abolished by the French, being a product of feudalism, reintroduced by the Dutch after the downfall of Napoleon’s empire. Heralded by both liberals and socialists after 1900 as a tool for governments to prevent land speculation and to implement spatial policies. A century later despised by many, considered to be a governmental cash cow. The...
conference paper 2014
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Deng, W. (author), Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author)
This paper reviews the housing policy of China from 1949-2013. It examines the housing tenure change, policy instruments, and impacts social structures in different time periods. After the welfare period of 1949-77, the dual provision period of 1978-1998, and the market dominant period of 1999-2011, China’s housing policy was again reformed...
conference paper 2014
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
Buildings account for 40% of EU final energy demand and policy developments like the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive are stimulating the innovation development for nearly zero-energy housing. However, businesses switching to innovative products for highly energy-efficient houses is a process that is poorly understood. To accelerate...
conference paper 2014
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Mulder, A. (author)
When cities started shrinking, governments felt they had to do something. Where the main reason for shrinking was the closing down of traditional industry, economic policies were the first to be introduced: first by subsidising and reorganising existing companies, later by trying to create a more diverse employment structure. Gradually it was...
conference paper 2013
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Slob, C. (author), Mohammadi, S. (author), Geraedts, R.P. (author)
‘Perfection means something is complete and stands still and what stands still doesn’t change or evolve and is automatically dead. Everything in the universe changes, evolution implies that the creation is not complete hence the possibility of evolving’ (Osho, 1985). Our society and economy are constantly changing. Hence the demands and wishes...
conference paper 2012
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Guerra-Santin, O. (author), Itard, L. (author)
Governments have developed energy performance regulations in order to lower energy consumption in the housing stock. Most of these regulations are based on the thermal quality of the buildings. In the Netherlands, the energy efficiency for new buildings is expressed as the EPC (energy performance coefficient). Studies have indicated that energy...
conference paper 2012
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Lees, T. (author), Sexton, M. (author)
The UK has set a target for a reduction in CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. The domestic sector accounts for 25% of UK emissions from the generation of heat and electricity for homes. For this sector to move to a low-carbon path, it will need to transform the environmental performance of housing. The transformation will...
conference paper 2011
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London, K. (author), Siva, J. (author)
There are significant problems in the supply of housing in Australia yet very little attention has been paid to the housing construction supply chain. To date the housing supply debate has been largely focussed on housing demand, affordability and land supply. It is contended that one of the key causal factors of poor housing supply is the poor...
conference paper 2011
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Osman, A. (author), Herthogs, P. (author), Badey, C. (author)
The CSIR Housing Research Group in collaboration with a number of partners has been investigating the concepts of sustainable building transformation in the South African housing sector. These studies have relied heavily on a number of theories, including Habraken’s Supports, Open Building levels as well as concepts of material/component re-use....
conference paper 2011
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Van Overmeeren, A. (author)
Dutch housing associations are important actors in the field of urban planning. They are independent social enterprises, which take their own decisions on this stock. Many housing associations work with asset management plans to secure that their portfolio meets company goals and market demand. However, in practice decisions of housing...
conference paper 2011
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Cachadinha, C. (author), Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Carmo Fialho, J. (author)
Socio-psychological models of successful ageing emphasize life satisfaction, social participation and functioning as the keys to ageing successfully. Some studies suggest that maintaining social participation in late life has a positive influence on quality of life, psychological wellbeing, health, cognitive functioning and life expectancy....
conference paper 2011
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Vilhena, A. (author), Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author)
The purpose of the paper is to analyse the first three years of application of the Portuguese method to assess buildings condition. This method is a multi-criteria assessment methodology to determine the condition of the building and the presence of basic infrastructure in a fivepoint scale, based on a visual inspection. The method was developed...
conference paper 2010
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Huenecke, K. (author), Fritsche, U.R. (author), Brohmann, B. (author)
The EU FP7 research project “European Policies to Promote Sustainable Consumption Patterns” (EUPOPP) analyses the impacts of policy strategies and instruments on consumption patterns in order to identify which sustainable consumption policies and instruments are effective, can be improved, and be implemented successfully. A focus is on the need...
conference paper 2010
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Schönherr, N. (author), Brohmann, B. (author), Fritsche, U.W. (author), Heiskanen, E. (author), Wolff, F. (author)
The development of policies to promote sustainable consumption is a growing and demanding task of today. Many different actors have to cooperate, or even integrate their strategies and portfolios from the local to the international level, and across sectors. In order to achieve effective and coherent policies, many uncertainties have to be dealt...
conference paper 2010
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Hasselaar, E. (author)
The ladder of influence by Arnstein (1969) shows steps from manipulation to citizen control. The level of interaction between citizens, authorities and institutions can be placed on this ladder. In the Netherlands new strategies for empowerment in the field of energy performance are emerging, for instance the Climate Festival, the mobile energy...
conference paper 2009
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