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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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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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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)
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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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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Haffner, M.E.A. (author), Heylen, K. (author)
Recently housing affordability has reached the agenda in Flanders and the Netherlands, giving a good reason to present a review of the concept of affordability and different definitions. The concept of short-term affordability, which is concerned with financial access to a dwelling and is based on cash flows, is combined with the concept of long...
journal article 2011
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Vilhena, A. (author), Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author)
The purpose of the paper is to analyse the first three years of application of the Portuguese method to assess buildings condition. This method is a multi-criteria assessment methodology to determine the condition of the building and the presence of basic infrastructure in a fivepoint scale, based on a visual inspection. The method was developed...
conference paper 2010
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Boelhouwer, P.J. (author), Elsinga, M. (author), Visscher, H. (author), Ouwehand, A. (author), Janic, M. (author), Korthals Altes, W.K. (author), Van Oosterom, P. (author)
The OTB’s research covers the areas of housing, urban, mobility and geo-studies. The research activities deal with the built environment, and refer to aspects of the technological sciences, the policy and management sciences, the behavioural sciences, spatial disciplines and the application of information and communications technology. This...
report 2010
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Wassenberg, F.A.G. (author)
Cities and the neighbourhoods within are dynamic and change continuously. Vital neighbourhoods can cope with changing circumstances like outdated use, changing household compositions, consumer preferences and fashions, political turnovers, global trends and economic cycles. Sustainable areas are vital and flexible to changes. Sustainable urban...
journal article 2010
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Ronald, R. (author)
The space and place of the Japanese home holds an iconic status in both foreign and indigenous understandings of Japanese life. The architectural forms and bounded spaces of Japanese houses have historically been embedded in social practices that integrate individuals with hierarchical orders of space and social relations moving outwards from...
journal article 2009
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Hasselaar, E. (author)
The ladder of influence by Arnstein (1969) shows steps from manipulation to citizen control. The level of interaction between citizens, authorities and institutions can be placed on this ladder. In the Netherlands new strategies for empowerment in the field of energy performance are emerging, for instance the Climate Festival, the mobile energy...
conference paper 2009
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Haffner, M. (author), Hoekstra, J. (author), Oxley, M. (author), Van der Heijden, H. (author)
The once clear demarcation of funding and roles of the social and market rental sectors seems to have become blurred in a number of European countries. Social renting is no longer provided only by non-profit organisations. The extent to which a gap can be identified between the social and market rental sectors in six countries in north-west...
book 2009
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Beerepoot, W.M.C. (author)
The passing by the European Parliament of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in 2003 obliges all European member states to implement energy regulations for buildings based on the concept of energy performance by the year 2009 ultimately. Given the importance of the development of innovations in energy technology, and a...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Elsinga, M. (author), de Decker, P. (author), Teller, N. (author), Toussaint, J. (author)
book 2007
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