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Kraan, Oscar (author), Kramer, Gert Jan (author), Nikolic, I. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Koning, Vinzenz (author)
Full decarbonisation of the electricity system is one of the key elements to limit global warming. As this transition takes place, the electricity system must maintain system adequacy and remain affordable to consumers. In liberalised electricity markets investors are seen as key actors driving this transition. Due to the intermittent...
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Kenya Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) Impact Report indicates a stagnation in water coverage at 55 percent, for the last three years, contrary to the 2015 target of 80 percent. One main reason for the stagnation is weak cross-county cooperation between hydrologically interdependent governments. WASREB has little guidance on what...
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Wang, Z. (author), Pashaei Kamali, F. (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), Posada Duque, J.A. (author)
Derived from renewable feedstocks, aviation biofuel is generally perceived as inherently sustainable. However, its production involves a wide range of sectors and interacts with different actors in society. It is therefore important to understand and evaluate not only the environmental impacts of that process, but also its socioeconomic...
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de Vries, G. (author), Rietkerk, M. (author), Kooger, R. (author)
In order to reach climate goals, policymakers stimulate homeowners to invest in sustainable measures in and around their house. Unfortunately, however, the number of green home measures lacks behind. This article introduces perceived hassle as an important reason for this shortfall. It is claimed that homeowners perceive hassle during different...
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Liu, X. (author), Schraven, D.F.J. (author), de Bruijne, M.L.C. (author), de Jong, Martin (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author)
Sustainable development and Circular Economy (CE) have drawn massive attention worldwide. Construction practices consume large amounts of materials, resources and energy. Sustainability and CE could play a big role in reduction efforts. However, the potential influence of both concepts on the planning and construction of large infrastructures...
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Hopff, Birgit (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Verhoef, Leendert (author)
To what extent can transformation and development processes on a university or other campus fit in with the principles of circularity? This paper builds a bridge between the more theoretical approach of the circular economy and daily practice in campus development, using semi-structured in-depth interviews with a broad range of stakeholders in...
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Qasemipour, Ehsan (author), Abbasi, A. (author)
Cropping pattern plays an important role in providing food and agricultural water resources sustainability, especially in arid regions in which the concomitant socioeconomic dangers of water shortage would be inevitable. In this research, six indices are applied to classify 37 cultivated crops according to Central Product Classification (CPC)....
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Wu, H. (author), Qian, Queena (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The growing environmental problems, the rapid urbanization, and the disappearance of the demographic dividend in China has brought unprecedented opportunities to the development of prefabricated housing (PH). However, many barriers are hindering the promotion of PH, for instance, cost, lack of regulations, and the shortage of knowledge, among...
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Hofman-Caris, R (author), Bertelkamp, C. (author), de Waal, Luuk (author), van den Brand, Tessa (author), Hofman, Jan (author), van der Aa, René (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
An increasing number of people want to reduce their environmental footprint by using harvested rainwater as a source for drinking water. Moreover, implementing rainwater harvesting (RWH) enables protection against damage caused by increasing precipitation frequency and intensity, which is predicted for Western Europe. In this study,...
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Wiercx, Max (author), van Kalmthout, Martijn (author), Wiegmans, B. (author)
In order to encourage a substantial shift from highly polluting freight transport by road to more sustainable Inland WaterWay (IWW) transport, one of the possible options is to optimize handling activities at Inland Waterway Terminals (IWTs). Therefore, this research focused on efficiencies of IWTs and possible improvements by analyzing the...
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Amenta, L. (author), van Timmeren, A. (author)
Wastescapes are the result of unsustainable linear growth processes and their spatial consequences within the context of urban metabolic flows and related infrastructure. They represent the operational infrastructure for waste management and include Drosscapes, generating complex relations with the servicing and surrounding territory. In...
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van der Hoek, J.P. (author), Duijff, R. (author), Reinstra, Otto (author)
Due to increased food production, the demand for nitrogen and phosphorus as fertilizers grows. Nitrogen-based fertilizers are produced with the Haber-Bosch process through the industrial fixation of N2 into ammonia. Through wastewater treatment, the nitrogen is finally released back to the atmosphere as N2 gas. This nitrogen cycle is...
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Milchram, C. (author), Hillerbrand, R.C. (author), van de Kaa, G. (author), Doorn, N. (author), Kunneke, R.W. (author)
Smart grid systems are considered as key enablers in the transition to more sustainable energy systems. However, debates reflect concerns that they affect social and moral values such as privacy and justice. The energy justice framework has been proposed as a lens to evaluate social and moral aspects of changes in energy systems. This paper...
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Zeng, Ningshuang (author), Liu, Y. (author), Mao, Chao (author), König, Markus (author)
Environmental burdens arise in the whole life cycle of construction. Waste and pollution are produced in the upstream and downstream of a construction project along the supply chains. The interdependency between on-site construction and off-site logistics also leads to an expansion effect of waste when a disturbance occurs. A related supply...
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Dai, T. (author), Zhuang, T. (author), Yan, J. (author), Zhang, Tong (author)
The cultural attributes of architecture in touristic cities are vital to city image building, city branding, and rebranding, as well as generating more economic profits for sustainable urban development, and protecting cultural sustainability. However, many studies on this theme focus on the singularity of architecture referring to its...
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Laguna-Salvadó, Laura (author), Lauras, Matthieu (author), Okongwu, Uche (author), Comes, M. (author)
Humanitarian supply chains (HSCs) contribute significantly to achieving effective and rapid responses to natural and man-made disasters. Though humanitarian organizations have during the last decades made considerable efforts to improve the response to crises in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, HSCs are still faced with so many...
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Wang, H. (author), Liu, X. (author), Apostolidis, P. (author), Scarpas, Athanasios (author)
In recent years, transportation agencies and the general public alike are demanding increased considerations of sustainability in transport infrastructure. Warm mix asphalt (WMA) is developed for reducing energy consumptions and emissions in asphalt paving industry. In addition, the use of rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC) has proven to be...
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Stougie, L. (author), Tsalidis, G.A. (author), van der Kooi, H.J. (author), Korevaar, G. (author)
Power generation from biomass is mentioned as a means to make our society more sustainable as it decreases greenhouse gas emissions of fossil origin and reduces the dependency on finite energy carriers, such as coal, oil and natural gas. When assessing the sustainability of power generation from biomass, it is important to consider the supply...
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van Breugel, K. (author)
Models play a vital role in science and technology and in the evolution of modern societies. They are used for describing processes and mechanisms, experimental observations, analyses and predictions. In spite of the fact that models are a reduction of reality, the achievements of modern societies are impressive and would have been...
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Kane, Grace (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
The framework of design for the circular economy is increasingly used in industry to improve product sustainability and decrease costs, and in academia various models have been developed to guide circular design. However, in the medical sector, although it generates a large amount of waste, application of circular design principles is...
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