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Felimban, A.A.M. (author), Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Knaack, U. (author), Klein, T. (author), Qaffas, Yasser (author)
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), residential buildings' energy consumption accounts for almost 50% of the building stock electricity consumption. The KSA's economy relies heavily on fossil fuel sources, namely oil reservoirs, whose depletion will negatively affect the future development of the country. The total electricity consumption is...
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Noardo, F. (author), Ellul, C (author), Harrie, L (author), Overland, I. (author), Shariat, Masoome (author), Arroyo Ohori, G.A.K. (author), Stoter, J.E. (author)
The integration of geoinformation with BIM (GeoBIM) is critical to underpin solutions to many city-related challenges. However, to achieve an effective integration it is necessary to consider not only data and technical options but also current practice and users’ needs. This paper describes work carried out within the EuroSDR-GeoBIM project...
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Gao, Y. (author)
Current photovoltaic (PV) industrial chain mainly serves the conventional utility-scale PV power stations. Rigid and opaque silicon-based PV modules domain the market so far. As distributed PV capacities expand, PV modules tend to be integrated with existing infrastructures (mostly, buildings). To adapt with the building environment, innovative...
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NatureCoast is the largest research program that focused on the Sand Motor, a large sandy peninsula, constructed in 2011 on the Dutch North Sea coast near The Hague. This unprecedented pilot project involved placing 21.5 million m3 of sand on and in front of the beach with the aim that it would spread along the coast. The Sand Motor<br/>is a...
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Raji, B. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Bokel, R.M.J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
This paper investigates the potential use of natural ventilation strategies to reduce the energy demand for cooling and mechanical ventilation for high-rise buildings in summer. A 21-storey office building was selected to represent a mechanically ventilated high-rise design in temperate climates. Six natural ventilation scenarios were developed...
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Agliata, R. (author), Bogaard, T.A. (author), Greco, Roberto (author), Minardo, Aldo (author), Mollo, Luigi (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author)
Undesired presence of water in historical masonries has a negative effect on the walls and causes deterioration of decorative works covering the walls, such as frescoes and valuable plasters. To prevent this, non-invasive moisture measurements are needed that avoid damage during masonry inspection caused by sample taking or probe insertion....
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Baptist, Martin J. (author), Gerkema, T (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), Colosimo, I. (author), Elschot, K. (author), de Groot, A. V. (author), Cleveringa, J. (author), van Eekelen, E. M.M. (author), More Authors (author)
We test an innovative approach to beneficially re-use dredged sediment to enhance salt marsh development. A Mud Motor is a dredged sediment disposal in the form of a semi-continuous source of mud in a shallow tidal channel allowing natural processes to disperse the sediment to nearby mudflats and salt marshes. We describe the various steps in...
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Icibaci, L.M. (author)
This research departs from the desire to understand the practice of reuse of building products from a systemic standpoint, representing a network of multiple factors influencing the process of reusing. Through the Industrial Ecology theoretical framework, these relations are dynamic and contextually bounded defining the commercial feasibility of...
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Mulder, I.J. (author), Jaskiewicz, T.J. (author), Morelli, Nicola (author)
Along with the urgent need to reinvent our society, a series of paradigm shifts are already shaping transitions toward a more participatory and digital society. The current work takes stock of the promise of open data as a new resource and elaborates upon the maker movement, which has spurred people’s capacity to participate and has provided...
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Tronchin, Lamberto (author), Manfren, Massimiliano (author), Nastasi, B. (author)
The identification of techno-economically feasible decarbonisation paths and sustainability transitions for the built environment is a necessary task for research today and building stock renovation processes can act in synergy with innovative economic and technological development paradigms to achieve different types of benefits such as...
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Du, T. (author), Jansen, S.C. (author), Turrin, M. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
Space layout design is one of the most important phases in architectural design, and current studies have shown that it can affect building energy performance. However, its influence has not been quantified. This paper aims at investigating the impact of space layouts on building energy performance. We use the floor plan of an office building in...
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Litheko, Olebogeng (author), Marais, Lochner (author), Hoekstra, J.S.C.M. (author), Cloete, Jan (author), Lenka, Molefi (author)
Asset-building policies are used worldwide to reduce state welfare commitments. In the Global South, including South Africa, asset-based housing development is thought to help reduce poverty. This study investigated asset building and homeownership in a sample of South Africa’s emerging black middle class. Interviews with 244 black middle-class...
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Qi, Y. (author), Qian, QK (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Building energy renovations contribute significantly to energy sustainability and environmental protection. These advantages have increased the importance of renovating existing residential buildings in many countries. In China, the government has supported the energy-saving renovation of existing urban residential buildings since 2007. However,...
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Jing, S. (author), Doorn, N. (author)
Moral responsibility is one of the core concepts in engineering ethics and consequently in most engineering ethics education. Yet, despite a growing awareness that engineers should be trained to become more sensitive to cultural differences, most engineering ethics education is still based on Western approaches. In this article, we discuss...
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Pasquinelli, Alice (author), Agugiaro, G. (author), Tagliabue, Lavinia Chiara (author), Scaioni, Marco (author), Guzzetti, Franco (author)
Smart management of urban built environment relies on the availability of data supporting sound policy making and guiding city renovation processes toward more sustainable and performant models. Nevertheless, public managers are unlikely to have comprehensive information on the existing building stock. In addition, tools providing effective...
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Geldermans, R.J. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Luscuere, P.G. (author)
Circular building has gained considerable attention in the Netherlands during the past decade. It is rooted in concepts such as circular economy (CE) and Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C®), accentuating the closing and coupling of material loops to establish effective and efficient resource flows. Moreover, those concepts adhere to a systemic, holistic...
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Da Fonseca Lamounier, Rosamônica (author), Prins, M. (author), Morado Nascimento, Denise (author)
This paper presents results of an architectural research regarding public Brazilian social housing production. Its goal was to evaluate the design, technological-constructive, economic and management feasibility of producing, as well as the financial feasibility for dwellers to access a more adequate dwelling, in light of the Open Building...
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Manfren, Massimiliano (author), Nastasi, B. (author)
Data analysis methodologies are crucial to learn insights from data and to create more trust in the assumptions used for energy performance assessment. Indeed, continuous performance monitoring should become a more diffuse practice in order to improve our design and operation strategies for the future. This is an essential step to reduce...
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Oorschot, L.M. (author), de Jonge, W. (author)
Increasing the energy efficiency of the housing stock has been one of the largest challenges of the built environment in the Netherlands in recent decades. Parallel with the energy transition there is an ongoing revaluation of the architectural quality of pre-war residential buildings. In the past, urban renewal was traditionally based on...
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Shan, Xinmeng (author), Wen, Jiahong (author), Zhang, Min (author), Wang, Luyang (author), Ke, Q. (author), Li, Weijiang (author), Du, Shiqiang (author), Shi, Yong (author), Chen, Kun (author), More Authors (author)
Extreme flooding usually causes huge losses of residential buildings and household properties, which is critical to flood risk analysis and flood resilience building in Shanghai. We developed a scenario-based multidisciplinary approach to analyze the exposure, losses and risks of residential buildings and household properties, and their...
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