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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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Zuo, Enya (author)
Valyuu, a pre-owned digital device trading startup, currently faces the issue of losing customers during the order placement process. My task is to create a doorstep service tailored to their specific needs, aiming to streamline the seller's journey from order placement to getting the payment. Although doorstep service is not innovative in the...
master thesis 2023
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Gali, Harshraj (author)
Two words that could epitomize the focal point of today’s society are ”Energy Transition” and ”Sustainability”. The PV systems are at the forefront of this energy transition. In PV systems, first-generation Si-based PV modules are the market leaders with a market share of 92.5% in 2020. However, sustainability concerns have emerged in recent...
master thesis 2023
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Kantawala, Naeem (author)
The Netherlands aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 49% before 2030, with the built environment contributing 15% of these emissions largely due to the heavy reliance on natural gas to meet space heating demands. To phase out natural gas, alternatives such as heat pumps and district heat networks are being considered. However, adapting...
master thesis 2023
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Sommitr, Thanon (author)
The world is moving toward environmental sustainability and a circular economy. The construction industry generates more than one-third of waste in landfills around the world is considered a critical sector. Material leakage is becoming one of the most concerning issues in the construction industry globally. <br/><br/>Due to globalization, many...
master thesis 2022
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Fan, Xingyu (author)
With the rapid rise in consumption and production, natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce. As the prevalence of the linear economy leads to neglect in the product end-of-use (EOU) phase, moving towards a circular economy (CE) can maximize the product value by recovering and reusing. <br/>As one of the circular strategies applied by...
master thesis 2022
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Wallner, T.S. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
Refurbishment is an effective strategy to extend product lifetimes in a circular economy. However, consumers believe that refurbished products are contaminated with traces of prior use, which can be indicated by the appearance (e.g., scratches) or functionality (e.g., lower battery capacity) of refurbished products. This research explores...
journal article 2022
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Wallner, T.S. (author), Snel, S. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
Refurbishment is an effective circular strategy to lengthen a product’s lifetime. However, refurbished products that are intimately used, such as personal care products, cause a feeling of unease in consumers because they are perceived to be contaminated. In 15 in-depth online interviews with female users of intense pulsed light (IPL) device...
journal article 2022
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
Many multi-owned condominiums need an energy renovation, but in practice the number of such renovations is low. Dutch policy emphasizes the need to search for cost-neutral renovation solutions. This study therefore examined how the number of living-cost neutral renovations of buildings owned by assemblies of homeowners in the Netherlands can be...
conference paper 2022
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Mlecnik, E. (author), Hidalgo-Betanzos, Juan Maria (author)
IEA EBC Annex 75 aims to investigate, amongst other policy for reducing carbon emissions and energy use in buildings at district level, combining both energy efficiency measures and renewable energy measures. Particularly policy instruments deployed at the local level targeting owners and investors could increase residential building renovation...
conference paper 2022
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Zumstein, Marco (author), Chen, Qian (author), Adey, Bryan T. (author), Hall, Daniel M. (author)
How bridge refurbishment projects are performed requires a trade-off between the speed and cost of the project and the amount of traffic disturbances during the project. A possible way to help reach a better balance between these two extremes is the ASTRA Bridge developed in Switzerland. The ASTRA Bridge is a 236-meter long steel ramp system...
journal article 2022
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Wallner, T.S. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
Refurbishment is a strategy to extend products’ lifetimes. However, refurbished products that are used intimately, such as personal care products, feel uncomfortable to use for consumers because they are perceived to be contaminated. In fifteen in-depth interviews, we explored why consumers have contamination concerns regarding a refurbished...
conference paper 2022
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Konstantinou, T. (author), Boess, S.U. (author)
Accounting for almost 40% of energy consumption in the European Union, the role of the existing building stock is instrumental in the energy transition and the goals for carbon neutrality of the built environment. An effective renovation plan must significantly improve the current energy performance towards a nearly zero-energy level....
conference paper 2022
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Puji Nata Djaja, Puji (author)
Earth, Wind, and Fire (EWF) is a natural ventilation system developed by Dr Ben Bronsema for office buildings in the Western European climate. Powered by nature: ground temperature &amp; gravity for cooling, wind for energy generation &amp; ventilation, and sun for the heat and natural draft, this system claims not only to use little energy but...
master thesis 2021
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Snel, Senna (author)
Refurbishment is a critical strategy in the circular economy (Bocken et al., 2016). Despite the environmental and financial benefits, refurbished products are not a popular consumer choice (Mugge et al., 2017). Refurbished products are seen as old, used and of low quality, and consumers worry that products are contaminated with traces of a prior...
master thesis 2021
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Patidar, Yamini (author)
In the Netherlands, the residential buildings consume the highest percentage of primary energy among the various building sectors. With around 80% of the Dutch housing built before 1995 a huge portion of the energy share is tapped in the old housing stock. While new housing constructions had to be nearly energy neutral as of 2020, a large...
master thesis 2021
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Ho, Man Ying (Annie) (author), Lai, Joseph H.K. (author), Hou, H. (author), Zhang, D. (author)
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are quintessentially useful for performance evaluation, but a set of pragmatic KPIs for holistic evaluation of retrofits for commercial buildings is hitherto unavailable. This study was conducted to address this issue. Built upon the findings of a systematic literature review and a focus group meeting in the...
journal article 2021
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Hoogeveen, Lisa (author)
The Dutch government wants to be circular in 2050. The industry of kitchens and kitchen appliances needs new innovative models of practice to reduce its environmental footprint. As kitchen appliance manufacturer, ATAG Benelux is investing in innovation to create more sustainable and circular business propositions. In a circular economy products...
master thesis 2020
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Vermaat, Bente (author)
This graduation project investigates the challenges of designing a safety critical consumer product suitable for the refurbishment loop of the circular economy through a case study on child car seats. Currently when child car seats are reused or resold on the second-hand market, their safety cannot be guaranteed as it is unknown whether the...
master thesis 2020
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Stalker, S. (author)
During the last century, Brussels transformed into an international capital, a process in which the quality of life of Brussels's own residents was not the first priority. The community of the neighbourhood and the everyday life of the residents became overlooked with the city shining it’s spotlights on the international stage. The...
master thesis 2020
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