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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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Mota, N.J.A. (author)
This dissertation examines architectural operations developed from the 1950s through the 1980s that challenged modernity’s “anxiety of contamination” and that have negotiated the boundaries between the realm of the individual and the social, the expert and the mass men, the local and the universal, modernity and the vernacular. The central...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Deng, W. (author), Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author)
This paper reviews the housing policy of China from 1949-2013. It examines the housing tenure change, policy instruments, and impacts social structures in different time periods. After the welfare period of 1949-77, the dual provision period of 1978-1998, and the market dominant period of 1999-2011, China’s housing policy was again reformed...
conference paper 2014
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
Buildings account for 40% of EU final energy demand and policy developments like the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive are stimulating the innovation development for nearly zero-energy housing. However, businesses switching to innovative products for highly energy-efficient houses is a process that is poorly understood. To accelerate...
conference paper 2014
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Doling, J. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author), Ronald, R. (author)
This book provides an overview of the effects of home ownership, a housing sector that has grown rapidly in recent years in many countries, not least because this is normally encouraged by governments. The first part of the subtitle, ‘Getting in’, refers to processes in the development of the homeownership stock including problems of access,...
book 2014
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Haffner, M.E.A. (author), Dol, C.P. (author), Heylen, K. (author)
Combating poverty and social exclusion is a core policy issue in the European Union (EU). The Statis-tics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) database facilitates analyses of the extent of poverty and social exclusion. One of the indicators built from the database is the at-risk-of-poverty indicator. Applied to households, it indicates...
report 2014
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Mulder, A. (author)
When cities started shrinking, governments felt they had to do something. Where the main reason for shrinking was the closing down of traditional industry, economic policies were the first to be introduced: first by subsidising and reorganising existing companies, later by trying to create a more diverse employment structure. Gradually it was...
conference paper 2013
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
In previous years we have seen a recognition of the significant potential that exists for reducing energy use through innovation in residential buildings. This study investigates innovation challenges and identifies opportunities that could lead to a rapid increase in the adoption of highly energy-efficient housing concepts, particularly that of...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
In previous years we have seen a recognition of the significant potential that exists for reducing energy use through innovation in residential buildings. This study investigates innovation challenges and identifies opportunities that could lead to a rapid increase in the adoption of highly energy-efficient housing concepts, particularly that of...
book 2013
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Van der Heijden, H.M.H. (author)
West European housing systems in a comparative perspective gives an overview of the results of almost 20 years of international comparative housing research, carried out at OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology. Attention is paid to methodological aspects, the development of differences and...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Van der Heijden, H.M.H. (author)
West European housing systems in a comparative perspective gives an overview of the results of almost 20 years of international comparative housing research, carried out at OTB Research Institute for the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology. Attention is paid to methodological aspects, the development of differences and...
book 2013
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Mlecnik, E. (author), Kondratenko, I. (author), Cré, J. (author), Vrijders, J. (author), Degraeve, P. (author), Van der Have, J.A. (author), Haavik, T. (author), Aabrekk, S.A. (author), Gron, M. (author), Hansen, S. (author), Svendsen, S. (author), Stenlund, O. (author), Paiho, S. (author)
In theory, there is huge potential for reducing the energy consumed by existing single-family houses by thoroughly renovating them. For the successful market development of highly energy-efficient integrated renovations, supply chain collaboration is very important, while at the same time customer demand for integrated renovations has to be...
journal article 2012
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Jansen, S.J.T. (author)
Residential satisfaction is an important topic in the domain of housing. It refers to the individuals’ appraisal of the conditions of their residential environment, in relation to their needs, expectations and achievements. In the current study respondents were asked to indicate their residential satisfaction on a scale ranging from 1 (very...
report 2012
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Slob, C. (author), Mohammadi, S. (author), Geraedts, R.P. (author)
‘Perfection means something is complete and stands still and what stands still doesn’t change or evolve and is automatically dead. Everything in the universe changes, evolution implies that the creation is not complete hence the possibility of evolving’ (Osho, 1985). Our society and economy are constantly changing. Hence the demands and wishes...
conference paper 2012
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Jansen, S.J.T. (author)
The demographic, socio-economic and socio-cultural shifts that have taken place in Western economies in recent decades have generated a broader variety in housing behavior. For this reason, some researchers argue that socio-demographic characteristics alone no longer suffice to predict the housing demand. They should be supplemented with ...
journal article 2012
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Guerra-Santin, O. (author), Itard, L. (author)
Governments have developed energy performance regulations in order to lower energy consumption in the housing stock. Most of these regulations are based on the thermal quality of the buildings. In the Netherlands, the energy efficiency for new buildings is expressed as the EPC (energy performance coefficient). Studies have indicated that energy...
conference paper 2012
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Jansen, S.J.T. (author)
This study focuses on residents’ perceptions of residential quality concerning 23 different dwelling aspects. Respondents were asked to indicate their appreciation of these dwelling aspects on a scale ranging from 0 (‘‘extremely unattractive’’) to 100 (‘‘extremely attractive’’). The influence of two potential factors on the appreciation of...
journal article 2012
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Jansen, S.J.T. (author)
People’s residential preferences are generally predicted on the basis of socio-demographic characteristics. Recently, however, it is argued that these variables no longer suffice and that they should be supplemented with lifestyle variables. The cur-rent study explores this assumption for a number of residential preferences. A life-style...
report 2011
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Geraedts, R.P. (author)
In the present demand-driven market, consumers play a key role. Players in the house-building market, as in other sectors, need to listen to the consumer's requirements – and these are continually changing. The real estate sector is rather rigid in its practices, yet those working in it will need to respond to the fluctuating wishes and demands...
journal article 2011
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Cachadinha, C. (author), Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), Carmo Fialho, J. (author)
Socio-psychological models of successful ageing emphasize life satisfaction, social participation and functioning as the keys to ageing successfully. Some studies suggest that maintaining social participation in late life has a positive influence on quality of life, psychological wellbeing, health, cognitive functioning and life expectancy....
conference paper 2011
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