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van Wensen, Emma (author)
The consequences of climate change are becoming visible more and more, also in The Netherlands. Most people consider the environment to be important and want to act sustainable, but they find it hard to really take action. “Where should I start?” “What is actually sustainable and what not?” “What can I do within my budget?” are questions that...
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Antoniadis, Gregory (author)
Ammonia is an important chemical used in the production of fertilizers and has the potential to become a green energy carrier. It is synthesized through the Haber-Bosch (HB) process, which involves nitrogen and hydrogen reacting at high temperature and pressure and consumes approximately 2% of the global energy supply. An alternative to this...
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Dijkhuizen, Micha (author)
Derako is a company specialized in designing and manufacturing wooden suspended ceilings, wall panels and façade panels. Derako faces the challenge of high production of waste, over 50% of their bought wood ends up as waste, additionally over 6500 kilograms of plastic waste is being produced. In their industry, Derako is not alone. The...
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Sun, Huayi (author)
The long time horizon of sustainable energy developments is often associated with all sorts of issues that are caused by changes in values. The public attitude can be affected by these changes and potential risks in the lack of social acceptance could occur, which always lead to public oppositions to the implementation of the sustainable energy...
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de Jong, Silke (author)
The Dutch food system nowadays is more efficient than ever and is able to feed many. However, this globalized and industrialized food system cannot be sustained in the next eras, because of its high contribution to biodiversity loss, the emission of greenhouse gasses and the fast decrease of soil health. System change is needed to move our food...
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van der Meer, Olaf (author)
The aim of this master thesis is to improve a raw materials certification scheme by checking and validating the application matrix and the coherent hazards developed for the Certification of Raw materials (CERA) project. The scope of the original application matrix included exploration, mining, physical processing, chemical processing, smelting...
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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...
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van der Velden, Mariska (author)
In the current built environment, the three main glass elements are glass window blocks, (structural) float glass and (structural) glass bricks. Float glass is the most used type of glass element and it is evolving from a skin material to a structural material. Glass hollow blocks became popular in the 1930s, but have lost their appeal due to...
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Demirel, Aysu (author)
Sustainable development is the key solution to mitigate the impact of the 21st century’s major challenges such as the depletion of our natural resources, emissions that accelerate climate change together with the large waste generation. One of the largest contributor to the aforementioned issues is the existing building stock, in particular the...
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van Vliet, Martijn (author)
The increase in the global population and the shift towards a healthier diet is leading to several global challenges such as the growing demand for safe and healthy food and therefore also for growing media. The growing media sector is looking for sustainable alternative raw materials, but at the same time the global population needs to be...
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Rahimi, Ehsan (author)
With the current climate challenges that we currently face, we also need to take a look at the existing operation of the systems to which we are so accustomed. Within the EU, there are policies to make the housing stock energy neutral by 2050. However, this sentiment is not shared internationally. Within the EU, there are several options made...
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Guo, Cheng (author)
In Bangladeshi rural areas, the groundwater may get contaminated with chemical contaminants. Aiming at removing chemical contaminants, piped water supply(PWS) systems were built. However, due to insufficient water quality tests, a lack of households' participation with the monitoring and maintenance of the PWS system, together with a lack of an...
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Thomas, Nayantara (author)
When we think about the fact that 70% of the earth is covered by water, it may be easy to assume that water is abundant and that it would never have to be an issue in terms of having a constant supply to drink. In reality, it is a very complex matter for everyone to be able to access and drink safe water. Water is essential to maintain life on...
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de Jonge, Linde (author)
This report contains the graduation project of Linde de Jonge in collaboration with Paviljoen 3, and aims to find a solution to reducing the eco-footprint of existing homes, by combining solar panels, green roofs and heat pumps in a modular fashion to be adaptable to the specific requirements of each household and complement the working of each...
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Rodiftsis, Athanasios (author)
When designing for structural performance, the geometry of the load-bearing elements is crucial for achieving the required stability. This is even more important in structural forms, such as shells and arches that are predominantly designed by their structural requirements. However, the typical design process starts with the design by the...
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Quan Reyes, Diego (author)
The current economic-development system based on fossil fuels can no longer sustain itself and is incapable of satisfying the needs of the global population. Nearly one third are unable to meet even their most basic needs that involve harnessing energy for everyday essential tasks such as maintaining livable shelter and food preparation. Models...
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Mensink, A. (author)
Cities inhabit the most people per unit of land surface, and all these people have the need and desire to move around. On top of that, vast amounts of goods are transported into and within these cities. The extensive transportation of people and goods causes a negative influence on the environment and a transition to sustainable mobility is...
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van Wijnen, Wouter (author)
To meet the climate goals set by the government, the building sector needs to reduce its contribution to the environmental burden on society. However, the current situation in the Netherlands presents a major challenge to build more to reduce the housing shortage, while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. Therefore,...
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van Kootwijk, Wouter (author)
As of 2016, governments globally adopted the task to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability by committing to the targets from the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs incorporate a set of 17 goals and 169 targets accompanied with more than 200 indicators that can guide towards achieving sustainable development by...
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Dott, Jelle (author)
Globally one-third of all food that is producedfor human consumption is wasted (FAO, 2013). Although it happens across theentire Food Supply Chain, 53% of all food waste in Europe takes place withinconsumers’ households (Stenmarck et al., 2016). All this waste has seriousconsequences for the environment and if we want to...
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