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Del Frate, L. (author)
Failure is a central notion both in ethics of engineering and in engineering practice. Engineers devote considerable resources to assure their products will not fail and considerable progress has been made in the development of tools and methods for understanding and avoiding failure. Engineering ethics, on the other hand, is concerned with the...
journal article 2012
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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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Ketter, W. (author), Collins, J. (author), Reddy, P. (author), Flath, C. (author), De Weerdt, M.M. (author)
This is the specification for the Power Trading Agent Competition for 2012 (Power TAC 2012). Power TAC is a competitive simulation that models a “liberalized” retail electrical energy market, where competing business entities or “brokers” offer energy services to customers through tariff contracts, and must then serve those customers by trading...
report 2011
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Verduyn, M. (author), Geerlings, J.J.C. (author), Van Mossel, G. (author), Vijayakumari, S. (author)
Two experimental modes of operation, a sequence of batch and a continuous one, have demonstrated the technical feasibility of Shell’s proposed slurry-based direct flue gas mineralization concept on the basis of activated serpentine. The base case mineralization concept can be simplified yielding a variety of product forms and significantly...
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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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De Jong, P. (author)
A redefinition of building economics towards sustainability will include the spatial approach of green field investments and most of all necessary intensification of brown field development. For large parts of Western Europe and the US the latter will be, according to economic principles of concentration and revaluation of city life, the main...
conference paper 2011
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Berghauser Pont, M.Y. (author), Mashhoodi, B. (author), Kasraian Moghaddam, D. (author)
conference paper 2011
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Kamerling, M.W. (author)
This paper gives an overview of the fusée Ceramique vaults and domes constructed in The Netherlands just after World War II and describes the technique of construction as well as the advantages and disadvantages. Using only a minimum of concrete and steel, the environmental load of the vaults is quite small. Probably this study can contribute to...
conference paper 2011
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Cardon, L. (author), Lin, J.W. (author), De Groote, M. (author), Ragaert, K. (author), Kopecka, J.A. (author), Koster, R.P. (author)
This work concerns studies related to strategic development of products in which bio-based plastics are or will be applied, referred to as bio-based products. The studies cover (1) current and potential benefits of bio-based products in extended value chains including activities after end-of-life of products, (2) value communication between...
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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...
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Volker, L. (author)
Sustainability remains an important issue for the construction industry. Yet, sustainable real estate developments are still considered as highly ambitious projects. To find out how and why sustainable renovation projects actually became sustainable we systematically evaluated 21 leading Dutch real estate renovation projects. In each project we...
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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...
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Remoy, H. (author), van der Voordt, T. (author)
Financial and real estate crises and “new ways of working” reduce the need for office space. As a consequence, office markets become replacement markets without a quantitative need for new office buildings: new buildings drive out bad buildings. In the Netherlands, currently 14% of the office space is vacant, of which 60% is redundant or...
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Wilkinson, S. (author)
Given the relationship between energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, the built environment has significant potential to lessen overall emissions. With around half of all greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the built environment; it has a significant role to play in mitigating global warming. With large percentages...
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The on-going literature review has revealed a platform of the 62 construction-related business management (BM) concepts, published mainly via the journals between the years 1990-2009. The aim of this paper is to enhance the managing of construction-related businesses in highly environmentally sustainable ways. A focused review resulted in the...
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Garcia-Erviti, F. (author), Valverde, L.R. (author)
This paper is presented in CIB: Management and Innovation Sustainable Built Environment 2011, as the study and analysis of the residential model of a rural area from the Iberian Peninsula, specifically applied to the case of the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous region of Extremadura, in Spain. To this end, from a database made up of...
conference paper 2011
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Pinder, J. (author), Schmidt III, R. (author), Gibb, A. (author), Saker, J. (author)
This paper explores the business case for designing more adaptable buildings, an issue that has, for the most part, been overlooked in the literature. It reviews some of the existing literature on adaptability and discusses the drivers for and barriers to designing buildings that are more adaptable. In doing so, it draws upon lessons from the...
conference paper 2011
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Van Loon, P.P. (author), De Graaf, R. (author)
This paper concerns the definition, construction and application of a decision based design model which able the integration of the allocation of a variety of urban land uses with the distribution of different urban densities, in particular of residential urban areas. Urban planning is, among others things about the spatial distribution of human...
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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...
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The background involves the multiplication of Porter's (1980) five forces framework and the prior design of the 8-arena framework for capturing complexity of managing businesses within each of hundreds of (inter)national construction markets. In turn, the aim of this theoretical paper is to advance environmental sustainability as part of...
conference paper 2011
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