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Wong, Bo (author)
This project aims to plant a seed in the minds of children to develop sustainable behaviour now and inspire an attitude of environmental stewardship for the future. Children grow up in a take-make-dispose world driven by consumerism. This world is characterised by the continuous production of new consumer products. This has a significant...
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van den Houten, Jorrit (author)
Large-scale infrastructure projects such as ports can have a significant impact on the development of nearby cities. While economic benefits of the port spill over to other regions, often internationally operating firms, port-cities experience negative externalities like environmental and land use issues and traffic congestion. Traditional port...
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Hajonides van der Meulen, Thomas (author)
The environmental and social impact of the energy generation and distribution industry on the biosphere is negative or unknown due to a lack of supply chain transparency. For electricity and gas distribution system operators (DSOs), the opportunity to contribute significantly to more environmental and social sustainable development in the energy...
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Braendstrup, Cecilia (author)
There is currently increasing interest in making a transition towards a circular economy, to improve resource efficiency and to reduce harmful emissions to the environment. The European Union adopted a Circular Economy package in 2015, while the Dutch government introduced a programme to achieve a circular economy by 2050. The construction...
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Geelhoed, Anne (author)
The environmental awareness in business practices has grown to be a central issue in corporate social responsibility for many multinational companies. Unfortunately, it remains a way of brand management for many companies, rather than a drive for structural change in business practices.Business models should therefore be reshaped, to deliver...
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Li, Yuchen (author)
Cigondewah, as a growing industrial area in Bandung, is facing with serious ecological and societal dilemma because of rapid growth of violating textile industry. Polluted water and soil makes traditional food crop farming difficult to maintain, while industry land is biting up farmland, the last precious green space left in this area. To solve...
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Shinde, Rhythima (author)
More than 200 million Indians are without electricity, and the majority lies in the rural areas, where the central grid fails to reach due to unreliable distribution and inconsistent terrain. The solutions that reach include majorly, decentralized energy resources via solar micro-grids, or solar home systems. New projects of energy sharing are...
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Go, Eunyoung (author)
Food waste is the fastest growing issue of our time. Countries in the EU discard an estimated 89 million tons of food every year. Worse, the food waste will increase to about 126 million tons in 2020 if we do not take action (European Union Committee, 2014). Moreover, most countries are burying food waste in the landfills. This manner of...
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Papakonstantinou, Thanos (author)
In the packaging industry, there are certain criteria that characterize whether a package is sustainable or not. Thus, the design of the product is decided by satisfying the aforementioned criteria. However, when the whole supply chain is under study, the process is not so straightforward and the related science field is Sustainable Supply Chain...
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Boot, Maaike (author)
This report is the result of a graduation project at the TU Delft, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. The assignment was commissioned by Eneco Group, with the aim to increase the adoption of the electric car among private consumers.

Problem definition
Over past decades, the electric car has received an increasing amount of...
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Agarwal, Tushar (author)
An investigation into energy optimization techniques for buildings was initiated that led to the development of a Toolbox with several functions for analysis, optimization and prediction techniques for thermal energy demand of a school building. The HHS, or The Hague University of Applied Sciences in Delft, was the most sustainable building for...
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Beerkens, Thijs (author)
Repair was once a common act. With increased product diversity and complexity, a scarcity and obsolescence of spare parts is making repair increasingly difficult and economically unviable. The result is an accelerated turnover of manufactured goods, which are more often replaced than repaired. As products are discarded, embedded materials and...
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Henseler, Matthijs (author)
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) form potentially a great communications framework for financial institutions to report on their indirect environmental sustainability performance. To date, however, no serious effort has been made to specifically assess a financial institution's indirect impact - its impact through the...
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Vişniuc, Monica (author)
The present research applied a mixed approach for increasing the energy performance of retail spaces by setting new specific energy consumption targets and identifying what measures can be implemented at the building level to achieve the most energy gains. Energy benchmarking, a common practice of evaluating the building performance has been...
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Kommer, Wout (author)
The ECO coin is a new currency that values sustainable behaviour. This projects aim was to integrate the ECO coin into the festival environment, emphasizing on the users needs. Finally a system was created which allows users to trace their impact, teaches them about sustainability and fits their festival needs.
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Lammers, Bas (author)
The graduation project, which is recorded in this report, was initiated to explore the possibilities for BeSafe, a long-time manufacturer of child safety seats for (automotive) transport, to become sustainable. As the knowledge regarding the subject within the company was of insufficient, Delft University of Technology was contacted to extend...
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Gonzalez Sanchez, Diana (author)
This thesis explores how Internet of Things (IoT) can support Circular Economy in its goal of decoupling economic development from finite resources consumption. This is made specifically in the context of products as services, using as the case of study the Pay-per-Use washing-machine service by startup company HOMIE. The machine is connected to...
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Miao, Yixiong (author)
Urban expansion and development are normally guided by road infrastructure.
Such road-oriented development ignores the profits that landscape could bring and it breaks the integrity of natural layer.The thesis researches on how to use landscape (as infrastructure) to “integrate” and guide the future urban development. Integration by...
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de Vrijer, Tim (author)
The Master's programme Industrial Ecology is jointly organised by Leiden University and Delft University of Technology.
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Simanovsky, Yafim (author)
Urban populations in coastal contexts suffer increasingly from both environmental and spatial risks. Major flooding events, storms, fires, landslides and earthquakes coupled with the unorganized urban fabric located at the locations most at-risk to these hazards render millions of people extremely vulnerable. The externalities in terms of...
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