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van Uffelen, Doris (author)
The building sector is a big contributor to environmental problems. It is responsible for the extraction of 24% of earths raw materials, it generates 40% of total waste and 40% of the total energy use comes from the built environment. The building industry focusses on production rather than lifespan, leading to materials not being separable....
master thesis 2024
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van den Bos, Jirri (author)
Improved productivity and a higher level of sustainability are modern day challenges faced by the building industry that are currently being and could further be solved by a higher degree of automation. Freeform architecture is still in its infancy but the demand for it is growing. Reusable building elements are a rarity in freeforms. This...
master thesis 2024
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Droste, Sarah (author)
One of the major technological challenges in achieving circularity within the built environment is the disassembly of multi-material systems at the end of their useful life. This is especially true for façade systems, which have become more complex to improve operational performance. As efforts to reduce embodied carbon in façade systems...
master thesis 2023
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Campos Soto, Melissa (author)
Aldowa, a facade manufacturing company, wants to shift from a linear, single-use aluminum product to a circular, Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified one, ranging from Bronze to Platinum levels. The Platinum level signifies a fully circular product with materials that can be repurposed or recycled at the end of their life cycle without environmental...
master thesis 2023
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Flores Mejia, Katia (author)
This thesis project proposes the introduction of bio-based materials in the design of unitised curtain wall façade systems. The work investigates a circular bio-based unitised façade design to understand its feasibility regarding thermal, technical, and environmental performance. The research is divided in four phases, including the material,...
master thesis 2023
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Wigchert, Lisanne (author)
Annually, around 180,000 cardiac ablation procedures are performed as a result of people experiencing cardiac arrhythmia’s. During this ablation procedure, an ablation catheter is used to scar the problematic cardiac tissue after which the arrhythmia will stop. The ablation catheter is discarded after one single use. Incineration of these...
master thesis 2023
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Bahlmann, Job (author)
This project aims to develop an easy-to-use method to (re)design products for ease of disassembly and subsequently for circular strategies, such as repair, refurbish, remanufacture, etc. Improving repairability is one of the first steps in decreasing the environmental impact of products by prolonging their technical lifespan. This thesis focuses...
master thesis 2023
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Jaspers, Geert (author)
2022 SODAQ, manufacturer of the general purpose asset tracker: TRACK, committed itself to take environmental and social responsibility and got rebranded as a ‘World-friendly IoT’ company. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for the current TRACK product, performed by an external company, proved that decreasing the impact of the enclosure might provide...
master thesis 2023
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Molina Ramirez, Ines (author)
Given the growing number of environmental and societal concerns we confront today, the idea of sustainability has gained importance. At the same time, new strategies for improving the performance of structures and systems have been developed due to developments in engineering and computational design. This research aims to generate a sustainable...
master thesis 2023
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Bohn, Johannes (author)
master thesis 2023
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de Paula, A. (author)
The construction industry’s impact on carbon emissions, pollution, and resource depletion necessitates innovative approaches to reduce environmental harm. This research explores the use of computational design, digital fabrication, and timber as a renewable material to mitigate the construction industry’s environmental impact. Timber is...
master thesis 2023
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Vida, Philomena (author)
Challenging a predominant focus in academia on studying societal and spatial challenges primarily in the Global South or non-Western environments, this project investigates the urban fabric and hidden socio-political mechanisms of precarity in the city of Munich, Germany. Houselessness appears as the manifestation of a global housing crisis and...
master thesis 2023
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Brandt Wassink, Astrid (author)
The climate crisis and resource scarcity have compelled industries to adopt new environmental and circular standards. The Netherlands has set a goal of achieving a fully circular economy by 2050, with a 50% reduction in the use of primary raw materials by 2030. In the circular built environment, circularity strategies like reuse are being...
master thesis 2023
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de Vreede, Anna (author)
Context <br/>The amount of electronic waste keeps growing, half of which is white goods. In the meantime a transition from gas hobs to induction hobs is taking place. Induction hob have a shorter lifetime and contain more valuable materials. As a consequence, the induction hob e-waste will increase significantly. <br/><br/>To prevent a further...
master thesis 2023
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Linders, Emma (author)
This thesis proposes the YpsoMate Refill concept design: an autoinjector that can be refilled at a Refill Hub to reduce its environmental impact. After five reuses, it has a 60% lower CO2e impact than the single-use YpsoMate. The concept design aims to inspire the non-profit Alliance to Zero in their journey towards a sustainable pharmaceutical...
master thesis 2023
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Grünewald, David (author)
The housing crisis has resulted in a shortage of one million homes in the Netherlands. The dilemma: simply ramping up housing production fails to solve the problem, as common methods of construction and project development repeatedly prove to be socially and environmentally unsustainable. <br/><br/>Transit Village explores a variety of...
master thesis 2022
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Drummen, Mart (author)
Electric toothbrushes are the most effective method for maintaining oral hygiene, but also the method with the greatest environmental impact. Most of the impact of electric toothbrushes comes from transport, materials and parts. This means that by extending the product life and enabling local loops, the environmental impact of electric...
master thesis 2022
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van Hedel, Sjoerd (author)
A structure is expected to remain for 30-300 years. Building services are most likely integrated into floors and wear out or become obsolete every 7-15 years (Brand, 1995). Currently, 58% of all timber products are landfilled (Lucas et al., 2017). To ensure timber structures’ long and useful service life, adaptability and integration with...
master thesis 2022
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vadodaria, Shreyas (author)
Building sector is responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions, which makes it a main actor for climate change due to its high greenhouse gas emissions. Further, it is estimated that this 39% is total of 11% Embodied Carbon emissions (mainly the carbon emissions during construction processes and material production processes) and 28%...
master thesis 2022
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Kirschstein, Alex (author)
Urban Paraphrasis imagines urban transformation through the potential of localized material re-use and the capacities of citizen empowerment in the context of Maastricht’s Sphinxkwartier. The project presents an alternative civic center that is built with reclaimed materials from an abandoned clay factory, engages a local community of squatters,...
master thesis 2022
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