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Qi, Y. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
To be successful, energy renovation construction programs in northern China require both proper understanding of the causes of quality failures and effective strategies for renovating existing residential buildings for energy savings. However, surprisingly, although in recent years more attention has been focused on studying quality failures...
journal article 2021
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Wu, H. (author), Qian, QK (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Purpose: The recent promotion of prefabricated housing (PH) in China has resulted in a prosperous period for its implementation. However, transaction costs (TCs) cause low economic efficiency to stakeholders and hinder the further promotion of PH. No relevant study has yet been made to investigate the TCs and their causes in the PH field....
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Yau, Yung (author), Hou, H. (author), Yip, Ka Chi (author), Qian, QK (author)
Eco-certification schemes are usually launched with various incentives provided by local governments to facilitate green building development and building energy retrofits. A number of barriers to building energy retrofitting have been identified in previous literature, while the barriers to the eco-certification of existing buildings are under...
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Jia, L. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Energy retrofit of residential buildings is an approach to reduce worldwide energy consumption. Residential energy retrofitting in China mostly focuses on multi-owner residential buildings with composite ownership that dozens of private homeowners own their apartment and jointly own the common parts of a building. The implementation of...
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Ebrahimigharehbaghi, S. (author), Qian, QK (author), de Vries, G. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Over half of all residential buildings in the Netherlands are owner-occupied. In this study, the influence of behavioural factors on individual decisions toward energy efficiency renovations (EERs) was investigated. This study focused on contextual (e.g. building characteristics), personal (e.g. awareness of energy consumption), and...
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Han, Jianbo (author), Chan, Edwin Hon Wan (author), Qian, QK (author), Yung, Esther Hiu Kwan (author)
The ageing population tends to be seen as a burden of cities’ future development. Thus, the public funds for older residents’ wellbeing are at risk of being cut back under the economic austerity due to the prevalent neoliberalism policy atmosphere. However, some cities set good examples to turn their older citizens into active contributors to...
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Jia, L. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The process of residential energy retrofitting needs to be advanced, especially in the hot summer and cold winter (HSCW) zone of China. Good cooperation from homeowners is the key to the smooth project implementation. Some studies have identified four categories of information as important factors affecting homeowners' decision-making in...
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Ma, J. (author), Qian, QK (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Song, Kun (author)
In China’s government-led energy efficient renovation of residential buildings, homeowners’ participation refers to their involvement and engagement throughout the process. Lacking homeowners’ participation has brought difficulties in the execution and financing of the projects. This paper explores the current situation of homeowners’...
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Wu, H. (author), Qian, QK (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Prefabrication has the potential to improve the efficiency and sustainability of housing production. However, there are various challenges in the realization of prefabricated housing (PH) from the stakeholder's perspective. Transaction costs (TCs) theory provides a particular angle that explains the invisible costs within transactions. This...
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Li, Y. (author), Qian, QK (author), Mlecnik, E. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Community residents possess first-hand knowledge of the community and effective execution of retrofit methods. Their understanding, acceptance and ultimately participation determine the smoothness of working process and the success of the project. Although the introduction of regulations and policies has increased resident participation in...
conference paper 2021
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Jia, L. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The implementation of energy retrofit of residential buildings faces many risks around the world, especially in China, leading to low retrofit progress. Stakeholders’ proactive risk management is the key to the smooth implementation of retrofit projects but is normally affected by risk perception. Perceived risks instead of real risks are the...
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Qi, Y. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Building energy renovations can effectively improve the environmental performance and energy sustainability of existing buildings. From 2007 onwards, the Chinese government has promoted energy-saving renovations of existing urban residential buildings. Nevertheless, various quality failures happen during the construction period in energy-saving...
review 2020
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Ebrahimigharehbaghi, S. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The renovation of housing stock in the Netherlands has the potential to help achieving the country's climate change targets. However, there are non-monetary Transaction Cost (TC) factors, such as searching for information and finding a reliable professional/contractor, that present barriers to householders when making the decision to renovate...
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Zhuang, T. (author), Qian, QK (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author)
In China, there is a growing number of urban renewal projects due to the rapid growth of the economy and urbanization. To meet the needs of urban development, urban renewal requires a sound decision-making approach involving various stakeholder groups. However, current urban renewal decision-making is criticized for poor efficiency, equity,...
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Chen, Weizhen (author), Luo, May Jiemei (author), Jian, Izzy Yi (author), Qian, QK (author), Chan, Edwin H.W. (author)
For cities facing post-industrial transition, urban greenways are proven strategies to activate urban spaces and improve the sustainability of cities. However, significant challenges remain when seeking to link greenways as a greenway network and integrate greenway networks to urban spaces. Given this shortcoming, Yantai National Economic and...
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Qian, QK (author), Ho, Winky K.O. (author), Ochoa, J. Jorge (author), Chan, Edwin H.W. (author)
The aging population is one of the demographic changes in the 21st century. World Health Organization defines an age-friendly city as a place that has an “inclusive and accessible urban environment that promotes active aging.” It receives considerable attention in the field of gerontology and contains important aspects of sustainable urban...
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Zhuang, T. (author), Qian, QK (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author), Wu, Wendong (author)
Since the late 1970s, China's fast growth of economy and urbanization have driven large-scale urban renewal projects. To deal with complex urban problems, urban renewal requires integrated, coordinated and multifaceted strategies involving a wide range of stakeholders. A deeper understanding of the stakeholders in the decision-making process...
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Wu, H. (author), Qian, QK (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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Ebrahimigharehbaghi, S. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The European Commission aims to decrease GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 (EU, 2017). The housing stock has a considerable share that equals to 40% of energy consumption and 36% of emissions in the EU. The current research aims to evaluate the homeowners' energy renovation decisions on the exterior, interior, and insulation...
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Ebrahimigharehbaghi, S. (author), Filippidou, F. (author), van den Brom, P.I. (author), Qian, QK (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The housing stock has a major share in energy consumption and CO2 emissions in the Netherlands. CO2 emissions increased 2.5% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018. Higher CO2 emissions were principally due to raised gas consumption for heating in the residential and service sector<sup>1</sup>. Energy efficiency renovations can contribute...
journal article 2019
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