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Meijer, J.T. (author)
The world population is growing rapidly and guaranteeing future food security is going to be one of the challenges of the future. Current food sources that provide a complete amino acid profile include meat and various meat-products. However, these often have a high negative impact on the environment and cost a lot of resources to produce. We...
master thesis 2015
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Fekkes, M.E. (author)
The peristaltic pump is promising to the developing world: the easiest to produce, with an excellent match to a wind rotor, and thus able to independently irrigate fields and fill water basins. From the basins users can use a siphon, rather than a bucket. Water could be accessible all day, close to homes and effortless. A prototype of the pump...
master thesis 2015
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Tas, M.I. (author)
Demographics and the increase in welfare will double the nutritional demands in the coming decades. At the same time, the amount of arable land and other resources are becoming scarce. The question of how to feed the future world population is becoming more urgent. Hydroponics, a method of growing plants without soil, could be one of the answers...
master thesis 2015
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Telgen, T. (author)
This report guided reader though the research the leads to development of a mobile bioprocessing installation for human feces. It starts off with literature research on the why and how a bio processing can aid in improving sanitation for people in developing countries and solve both the health and environmental issues that are a consequence of...
master thesis 2015
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Salters, I.R. (author)
To meet the growing demand of mobile devices, it is important to regain and re-use the products, components and materials. The first steps are already taken by introducing new business models towards the circular economy. To stimulate these circular business models, suggestions are given how to change customer behaviour towards circular economy...
master thesis 2014
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Miccichè, N.M. (author)
The "Sustainability Maker" is an initiative that aims to the creation of bottom-up approaches that leverage on recent phenomena such as crowd sourcing and crowd funding and is conducted on an online platform. The project investigate the possibility to integrate a Brazilian community in the strategic framework of the "Sustainability Maker". The...
master thesis 2014
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Geelen, D.V. (author)
Current discourse on smart grid deployment expects residential end users to play a more active role as co-providers in the electric power system. Their electricity consumption and production is considered a resource for balancing supply and demand in an electric power system with distributed generation. This means that, in addition to using...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Yao, J. (author)
The report describes the design of a Mobile Honey Processing Center (MHPC) for rural Tanzanian beekeepers. Many of them earn very little money due to the lack of honey processing facilities and relevant services. The MHPC can be used to alleviate the existing problems of low quality honey and low honey production in order to assist the...
master thesis 2014
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Benito Padró, M. (author)
Emotionally Durable Design intends to develop products that will generate emotional links with users, with the intention for them to keep these products for a long time. This, from a sustainable point of view, is an interesting step towards stopping resource depletion and minimize production rates needed. LED lighting is changing the way...
master thesis 2014
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Brand, R.M.W. (author)
This project is in partnership with Comet-ME, a public-benefit company operating in Southern mount Hebron, the West Bank. The proposed project seeks a solution for residents living in the region who do not have access to proper water services. The goal of the project is to provide Bedouin and Fellahin communities access to safe and reliable...
master thesis 2013
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Schomers, S.F. (author)
TRUE BLACK is an environmental materials innovation for adidas Sport Performance that proposes the application of dope dye as unique brand attribute creating enhanced value for the consumer, economic and image benefits for the brand and significant resource reductions for the environment.
master thesis 2013
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Axpe, M. (author)
This master thesis is focused on delivering a new drinking water experience, with the aim of creating pro-environmental awareness at Into the Great Wide Open (ITGWO), a music festival based in Vlieland. Water is essential for life, and there are many problems related to it that have to be solved in order to ensure drinking water to the future...
master thesis 2013
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Jansen, S.C. (author)
This doctoral research studied the added value of exergy for the assessment and development of energy systems for the built environment, aiming at a reduced need for high-quality energy input. Currently the analysis and development of energy systems for the built environment is based on the energy concept. Energy however gives an incomplete...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Van Lohuizen, F.J. (author)
Structuring social business. This thesis report provides an analysis and validation of the development of a Social business guide on water projects. A Social business guide that structures the social business development process and is commissioned by the non-governmental organization, ICS. The process of setting up a social business is in fact,...
master thesis 2013
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Roggema, R.E. (author)
Adaptation to climate change is seen as relatively unpredictable and wicked problem. The design of spatial plans for such a problem requires a spatial planning methodology or approach, which is able to include dynamism and flexibility. The current planning practice does not apply these kinds of approaches. Therefore the Swarm Planning...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Van der Helm, R.M. (author)
BATA has a heritage of being a responsible company since its founding, but has not yet institutionalized and measured their social and environmental accomplishments. This study starts measuring the environmental impact of 4 current BATA shoes by means of life cycle calculations. Thereafter, the effects of different communication strategies are...
master thesis 2012
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Da Silva Pereira, A.C. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author), Pereira, H. (author), Vogtlander, J.G. (author)
Products with long life-spans are generally preferred form an environmental perspective. This paper addresses the longevity of cork products, and the respective influencing aspects. This is accomplished through a longitudinal study where several cork products are used, and at different moments in time interviews are performed with the users...
conference paper 2012
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Rietveld, B.J. (author)
The Suoi Giang community is a mountainous area situated about 250 kilometers from Hanoi, the capitol of Vietnam. In Suoi Giang, about 2700 people live divided over 8 villages. 98% of the population belongs to the H'mong minority. Within Suoi Giang, about 50% of the people live of an income of 20 US Dollar a month or less. Besides this, the level...
master thesis 2012
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Volkers, W. (author)
This project is an initiative of SPIN: Sustainable Product Innovation in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The aim of this project is to improve the competitiveness and sustainability efforts of Ly Ly Food, a middle-sized company with 200 employees based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This company produces packaged snacks for the low end children's market...
master thesis 2012
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Costa, E. (author)
Sasér is an educative board game to explain what Smart Grids are and how the exploitation of renewable resources for electricity production they allow will impact consumers' behavior in private households.
master thesis 2011
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