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Brinksma, H. (author)
Homes are renovated a number of times during their lifespan. Although we can regard each of these renovations as new, it is more prudent to implement a future-proof solution to renovation.

The purpose of this study is to gain an insight into how future-proof renovation solutions are for homes built between 1975 and 1991 that are...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Maragakis, A. (author)
There is a growing public expectation that universities should start focusing on delivering sustainability. The topic of sustainability in higher education has gathered a significant amount of interest from students, academics, governments and international organizations.

With a plethora of declarations, initiatives, marketing and...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
This thesis analysis the structural design of cilindrical Fusee Ceramique roofs and the effect of the ceramique infill elements for the time dependent deformations, stiffness and load bearing capacity, including second order. To save the few remaining buildings for the coming generations the possibilities to strengthen and stiffen these...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Kasmire, J. (author)
The Westland-Oostland Greenport is a large Dutch industrial cluster that is economically, socially and culturally important. Like many industries and regions, the greenport is facing serious challenges as a result of globalisation, energy supplies, and greenhouse gas emissions. These challenges can be understood as sustainability issues that...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Stougie, L. (author)
A major challenge in striving for a more sustainable society is the selection of technological systems. Given the capital intensity of industrial production plants, power generation systems and infrastructure, investment decisions create path dependencies for decades to come. It is difficult to know which technological system is preferable when...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Sanders, F.C. (author)
More and more residents’ groups in the Netherlands are undertaking collective initiatives for sustainable energy optimalisation. This is the result of growing environmental awareness, decreasing government intervention and increasing civil initiative. However, the contribution to the national move towards sus-tainability is, according to the...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Wang, Y. (author)
Concrete is one of the most important construction materials in the world. However, Portland cement which is one of the constituents of concrete is responsible for about 5-10% of global CO2 emission. From sustainability point of view, therefore, it is important to search for materials which can be used to reduce or to replace Portland cement in...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Shahnoori, S. (author)
doctoral thesis 2013
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Bouvier, C.P. (author)
This thesis describes the challenge to apply a breakthrough in the synthesis of acidic zeolitic catalysts in the development of a sustainable process for dimethyl naphthalene-2,6-dicarboxylate. BiModal POrous Materials (BIPOMs) are zeolitic materials, which provide highway access to confined catalytic sites, thus allowing selective reactions...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Vishnudas, S. (author)
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doctoral thesis 2006
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Philibert Petit, E. (author)
This thesis is about connections in the built environment, networked connections for the mobility of people at the smallest scale of the urban realm: the pedestrian scale. It deals with applications of the new science of networks as a tool for observation and assessment of connectivity in the urban space. It explores networks theoretically...
doctoral thesis 2006
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Van Gorp, A.C. (author)
The goal of this research is to obtain insight in how engineers deal with ethical issues in daily engineering design practice. It is reasonable to assume that ethical issues and the way engineers deal with them depend on characteristics of the design process. I have made use of Vincentis dimensions to characterize different design processes:...
doctoral thesis 2005
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Zhou, B. (author)
doctoral thesis 2005
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Klunder, G. (author)
doctoral thesis 2005
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De Jonge, T. (author)
doctoral thesis 2005
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Verhoef, E.V. (author)
doctoral thesis 2004
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Van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
Sustainable development is the goal of a balance between economy and the environment, whilst establishing a better spread prosperity across the world. In order to make this possible, the environmental load of our commodities needs to be reduced by a factor of 20. This factor 20 can also be translated to the office market. The PhD research...
doctoral thesis 2004
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Partidário, P.J. (author)
doctoral thesis 2002
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Hoekstra, A.IJ. (author)
doctoral thesis 1998
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