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van Ellen, Layla (author)
Currently the possibilities of sending humans to Mars are being developed. This ambitious and exciting goal demands a broad range of new technologies, innovations and a fresh view on current challenges we are facing on Earth. This also applies to the field of Architectural and Building Technology.

To start with, the need for building a...
master thesis 2018
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van Bruggen, Anne (author)
Coherent responses to wicked problems such as climate change require a new way of doing science and tools to give insight into the transformation of large-scale socio-technical systems. Simulation models support transformative processes by offering a simplified version of reality and a boundary object that unites stakeholders around a simplified...
master thesis 2017
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Tijsma, Lara (author)
The reduction of waste materials is an important step towards a more circular economy. Within the mattress industry, the focus on sustainability and recycling has increased substantially over the last few years. In the Netherlands and a few other European countries the recycling of mattresses is strongly encouraged or made mandatory by local and...
master thesis 2017
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Vogelzang, Marco (author)
Context – The stricter regulations on energy-efficient developments to prevent climate change and resource depletion, the expected rising energy prices and hence the rising monthly living costs for households, the changing process in urban area development, the demand for housing in the western part of the Netherlands and the increasing...
master thesis 2017
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Shinde, Rhythima (author)
More than 200 million Indians are without electricity, and the majority lies in the rural areas, where the central grid fails to reach due to unreliable distribution and inconsistent terrain. The solutions that reach include majorly, decentralized energy resources via solar micro-grids, or solar home systems. New projects of energy sharing are...
master thesis 2017
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Boot, Maaike (author)
This report is the result of a graduation project at the TU Delft, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. The assignment was commissioned by Eneco Group, with the aim to increase the adoption of the electric car among private consumers.

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Over past decades, the electric car has received an increasing amount of...
master thesis 2017
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Kommer, Wout (author)
The ECO coin is a new currency that values sustainable behaviour. This projects aim was to integrate the ECO coin into the festival environment, emphasizing on the users needs. Finally a system was created which allows users to trace their impact, teaches them about sustainability and fits their festival needs.
master thesis 2017
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Benjamens, Lies (author)
On 12 December 2015 in Paris, 195 countries reached the World’s first climate agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. At present, consumers are expecting companies to operate responsibly to address social and environmental issues (59% of global consumers have...
master thesis 2017
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Bronstring, wieger (author)
Within architecture there is and always has been a relationship between the dichotomy of the permanent and the temporary. Over the centuries this has been investigated leading to thought provoking observations and descriptions such as Aldo Rossis's 'The Architecture of the City' and John Habraken’s 'Bearer and Infill'. If we consider 'a monument...
master thesis 2017
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Verton, Marlinde (author)
A growth in the Dutch food retail is observed. People eat and drink significantly more. 50% of all food is bought in supermarkets and every day over 4 million people in the Netherlands buy their groceries in the supermarket (Rabobank, 2016) (CBL, 2016). However, the current supermarket cannot exist in the future. In its current state, it faces...
master thesis 2017
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Giouri, Evina (author)
Zero energy high rise buildings aim for a more sustainable urban environment, by reducing energy use demand, producing energy from renewable systems, but at the same time maintaining high thermal comfort levels. This research aims to implement a new integrated strategy, by means of an integrated optimization of various design variables of a high...
master thesis 2017
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Evertzen, Mark (author)
Thirty-one percent of all the energy used in the Netherlands is used by households. Considering the fact that it is technically easily possible to built energy neutral dwellings this quite big percentage. But with the speed we are currently constructing houses, we will build less than 10 percent of the currently existing building stock in the...
master thesis 2017
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Villacis Morales, J.D. (author)
The European Union has set its goal to produce at least 20 percent of the gross final consumption of energy from renewable energy sources by the year 2020. This ambitious measurement was taken to reduce the anthropogenic GHG emissions in order to mitigate the consequences of climate change. The economic and technical oriented strategies to...
master thesis 2017
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Huijbregts, R.A. (author)
master thesis 2017
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van Ginkel, N.M. (author)
master thesis 2016
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Aarts, B. (author)
This thesis presents the conceptual design process of a new intervention to stimulate pro-environmental disposal behaviour. Littering is a growing problem in the world. Research shows that the brand which is found most between the litter in the Netherlands is Red Bull. Although many interventions have been applied to try to change behaviour of...
master thesis 2016
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Johnson, M.K.P. (author)
While consumers like the idea of sustainability, they do not always opt for “green” products and packages. This is partially due to the lack of access to these alternatives either due to high pricing or unavailability in stores. In addition consumers do not believe green claims in advertisements and on packages due to companies greenwashing...
master thesis 2016
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Urra Llanusa, J.C. (author)
This project has been developed within the context of a startup company that aims to improve the problem of limited stroke recovery of the upper limb in the Netherlands. The company's value proposition consists of addressing this problem by means of artificially assisted therapy. The specific mission of this project has been to reconsider the...
master thesis 2016
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Smedes, B.S. (author)
Vacant property in The Netherlands, especially cultural heritage, can be attractive housing facilities when repurposed. However, such transformations are often very pricey one-off projects that do not easily allow for adaptations nor replications once installed. Pun aside, this rigidity characterizes the construction sector in general. It...
master thesis 2016
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Van Ham, T.P.W. (author)
“Our” world is changing rapidly, man-made global warming, as a result of greenhouse emissions is causing more frequently extreme weather patterns such as droughts or cloudbursts. In order to change the current fossil fuel based economy, producing and emitting harmful greenhouse gasses, a transition is required from this fossil fuel based economy...
master thesis 2016
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