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Valkenburg, Bo (author)
Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) façade systems introduce high-voltage ignition sources, carrying DC currents up to 1000 V, directly into façade structures, a hazard unprecedented in conventional façades. Despite this, the regulatory framework in the Netherlands falls short in adequately addressing the fire safety risks posed by BIPV...
master thesis 2024
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Dekker, Joris (author)
Urbanisation has increased the worlds' cities populations and influenced the living conditions within these cities. Temperatures rise, the air becomes more polluted and noise levels increase. It has been proven that types of vegetation such as plants and trees can reduce the negative effects of urbanisation by for instance cooling cities,...
master thesis 2024
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van Briemen, Ruben (author)
Moss covered surfaces are a promising way to mitigate the urban heat island effect. A layer of moss on a building’s façade reduces heat absorption during summer, hence passively cooling the building and its surroundings. The startup Respyre wants to offer such moss layers as a commercial product. A bio-gel mixed with moss fragments is sprayed on...
master thesis 2024
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Matricardi, Paolo (author)
The building sector is increasingly acknowledging the necessity to mitigate its environmental impact in response to the challenges posed by climate change. Adaptive facades specifically are used to develop a dynamic control of the envelope’s properties, modifying their behaviour in response to outdoor conditions and indoor stimuli. Thermochromic...
master thesis 2024
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van der Ham, Grianne (author)
The main focus of this thesis is on a thin glass sandwich panel combined with a three-dimensional printed core pattern. The core pattern provides stiffness to the panel, but it also influences the daylight transmission. The goal of this research is to design a façade system which can dynamically improve the daylight performance, effectively...
master thesis 2024
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Balakina, Lena (author)
This thesis investigates the transition of traditional houses into Smart Homes, emphasizing the improvement of residents’ well-being, particularly for those aged 50 to 60. It is set against the rapid growth of Smart Home Devices enabled by the Internet of Things, facilitating easy control and monitoring of home features. There has been a...
master thesis 2024
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Theodoropoulou, P. (author), Brembilla, E. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Louter, P.C. (author)
Smart buildings are equipped with automated control systems that provide a comfortable indoor environment, aiming simultaneously at energy savings. Control systems for shading devices applied in practice are mostly driven by a rule-based approach, that is usually tested under simplified conditions and hence its effectiveness in complex real-life...
journal article 2024
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Procaccini, Giulia (author), Prieto, Alejandro (author), Knaack, U. (author), Monticelli, Carol (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
The European building stock demands urgent renovation due to the age of the buildings, their expected lifetime, and their excessive energy consumption, which accounts for more than a third of the EU’s total emissions. However, the complexities involved, such as time, costs, and structural modifications, often discourage clients, tenants, and...
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Bianchi, S. (author), Andriotis, C. (author), Klein, T. (author), Overend, M. (author)
Façade engineering is facing an era of extraordinary challenge to meet the surge in demand for buildings that are environmentally sustainable and enhance occupant wellbeing. Facades, also known as building envelopes, play a major role in the resource-efficiency of buildings and the quality of its indoor environment. Consequently, the...
review 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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Nouws, Marilse (author)
The negative effects of global climate change are experienced more clearly every day, meaning that significant alterations across all causing sectors are necessary. However, the influence of the building industry as one of the most polluting sectors, is immense, but therefore this industry also has a high potential in mitigating the greenhouse...
master thesis 2023
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Vimalanathan, Kaviarasu (author)
The construction industry has undergone a profound transformation in recent years, driven mainly by integrating advanced digital tools. One such tool is configurators, advanced digital platforms that enable the integration of diverse knowledge domains, allowing architects, designers, fabricators, contractors, and engineers to explore many design...
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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Teeuwen, Rianne (author)
The circular potential of existing aluminium curtain wall facades is investigated in this study. The focus is primarily on reuse, refurbishment and re-manufacturing, aiming to raise the value of materials that have not yet reached the end of their service life. The increasing concern about resource depletion, damage to the ecosphere and the need...
master thesis 2023
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Lanfranco, Valerio (author)
To lessen our influence on the environment, we are moving towards solutions that can meet our needs of shelter, nutrition, mobility, communication, and health with little to no energy or resources. In the construction industry, adaptive façades have gained attention for their capacity to adapt to changing conditions. These façades can modify...
master thesis 2023
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van Reeuwijk, Hugo (author)
Vertical greening systems (VGS), i.e. vegetated building facades, can harness the benefits of nature to contribute to resilient and healthy cities. A lack of guidelines for the early selection and design of VGS currently limits implementation. Based on a literature study and expert interviews, this thesis proposes a multi-criteria framework and...
master thesis 2023
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Oke, Sagar (author)
In the wake of the climate crisis, the building industry faces a unique challenge - to strike a balance between global sustainability challenges and the high standards of human comfort. A building’s façade plays an important role in reducing operational carbon emissions in a building, while maintaining acceptable levels of indoor comfort. In...
master thesis 2023
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Theodoropoulou, Penny (author)
The present Master thesis explores the implementation of a glare-based control strategy for Venetian blinds in buildings with totally transparent facades. The case study concerns the Co-Creation Center, a building that hosts three different types of events: presentations, meetings and workshops. The diverse occupancy patterns, coupled with the...
master thesis 2023
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MADABHUSHI, ANEESHA (author)
Our planet is currently facing significant challenges such as overpopulation, climate change, and resource depletion, leading to severe environmental degradation. The construction industry, in particular, has played a major role in aggravating these issues. The increase in carbon emissions has contributed to rising global temperatures,...
master thesis 2023
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Alhamad, Alaa (author)
This project aims to transform an old vacant office former tax building in Leeuwarden into a healthy living community, enhancing the health and well-being of its residents. By creating a welcoming environment with green spaces and amenities, the project promotes physical and mental well-being, community engagement, and high quality of life. The...
master thesis 2023
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