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Raji, B. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Bokel, R.M.J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
This paper investigates the potential use of natural ventilation strategies to reduce the energy demand for cooling and mechanical ventilation for high-rise buildings in summer. A 21-storey office building was selected to represent a mechanically ventilated high-rise design in temperate climates. Six natural ventilation scenarios were developed...
journal article 2019
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Agliata, R. (author), Bogaard, T.A. (author), Greco, Roberto (author), Minardo, Aldo (author), Mollo, Luigi (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author)
Undesired presence of water in historical masonries has a negative effect on the walls and causes deterioration of decorative works covering the walls, such as frescoes and valuable plasters. To prevent this, non-invasive moisture measurements are needed that avoid damage during masonry inspection caused by sample taking or probe insertion....
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Baptist, Martin J. (author), Gerkema, T (author), van Prooijen, Bram (author), van Maren, D.S. (author), Colosimo, I. (author), Elschot, K. (author), de Groot, A. V. (author), Cleveringa, J. (author), van Eekelen, E. M.M. (author), More Authors (author)
We test an innovative approach to beneficially re-use dredged sediment to enhance salt marsh development. A Mud Motor is a dredged sediment disposal in the form of a semi-continuous source of mud in a shallow tidal channel allowing natural processes to disperse the sediment to nearby mudflats and salt marshes. We describe the various steps in...
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Icibaci, L.M. (author)
This research departs from the desire to understand the practice of reuse of building products from a systemic standpoint, representing a network of multiple factors influencing the process of reusing. Through the Industrial Ecology theoretical framework, these relations are dynamic and contextually bounded defining the commercial feasibility of...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Geldermans, R.J. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Luscuere, P.G. (author)
Circular building has gained considerable attention in the Netherlands during the past decade. It is rooted in concepts such as circular economy (CE) and Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C®), accentuating the closing and coupling of material loops to establish effective and efficient resource flows. Moreover, those concepts adhere to a systemic, holistic...
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Mulder, I.J. (author), Jaskiewicz, T.J. (author), Morelli, Nicola (author)
Along with the urgent need to reinvent our society, a series of paradigm shifts are already shaping transitions toward a more participatory and digital society. The current work takes stock of the promise of open data as a new resource and elaborates upon the maker movement, which has spurred people’s capacity to participate and has provided...
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Pasquinelli, Alice (author), Agugiaro, G. (author), Tagliabue, Lavinia Chiara (author), Scaioni, Marco (author), Guzzetti, Franco (author)
Smart management of urban built environment relies on the availability of data supporting sound policy making and guiding city renovation processes toward more sustainable and performant models. Nevertheless, public managers are unlikely to have comprehensive information on the existing building stock. In addition, tools providing effective...
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Kwon, M. (author), Remoy, Hilde (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Knaack, U. (author)
Personal control is one of the influential factors for user satisfaction and environmental comfort due to its physical and psychological impacts. This paper aims to identify the relationship between the degree of personal control over indoor environmental conditions and user satisfaction with thermal and visual comfort. Trying to answer the...
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Filippidou, F. (author), Nieboer, N.E.T. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Energy renovations offer unique opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of the built environment and for the existing housing stock; they are the most important solution. Usually, energy savings are based on modeling calculations. However, recent research has shown that the predicted energy consumption differs largely from the actual...
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Jing, S. (author), Doorn, N. (author)
Moral responsibility is one of the core concepts in engineering ethics and consequently in most engineering ethics education. Yet, despite a growing awareness that engineers should be trained to become more sensitive to cultural differences, most engineering ethics education is still based on Western approaches. In this article, we discuss...
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Böke, J. (author), Knaack, U. (author), Hemmerling, Marco (author)
The high and increasing requirements concerning energy consumption and the interior comfort of buildings result in a demand for more efficient façade constructions. In its role as a mediator between the exterior and interior of a building, the façade takes on a multitude of functions with effect on the building’s performance. Intelligent...
review 2019
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Gomes, S.L. (author), Hermans, L.M. (author), Islam, Kazi Faisal (author), Huda, Sheikh Nazmul (author), Hossain, ATM Zakir (author), Thissen, W.A.H. (author)
Peri-urban areas in the global south are experiencing over-exploitation and contamination of water resources as a result of rapid urbanisation. These problems relate to the ineffectiveness of the underlying institutions in this dynamic, multi-actor context. Institutions need to be considered during problem solving; however, peri-urban...
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Chiang, Y. (author), Bier, H.H. (author), Mostafavi, Sina (author)
The Design-to-Robotic-Assembly project presented in this paper showcases an integrative approach for stacking architectural elements with varied sizes in multiple directions. Several processes of parametrization, structural analysis, and robotic assembly are algorithmically integrated into a Design-to-Robotic-Production method. This method is...
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Raji, B. (author)
With the aim to limit the number of ineffective designs, this dissertation has investigated the impact of architectural design strategies on improving the energy performance of and thermal comfort in high-rise office buildings in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climates. As the starting-point of this research, a comparative study between...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Oorschot, L.M. (author), Spoormans, L.G.K. (author), El Messlaki, S. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), de Jonge, Tim (author), van Oel, C.J. (author), Asselbergs, M.F. (author), Gruis, V.H. (author), de Jonge, W. (author)
Increasing energy efficiency of the housing stock is one of the largest challenges in the built environment today. In line with the international Paris-Climate-Change-Conference 2015, Dutch municipalities and housing associations have embraced the ambition to achieve carbon neutrality for their social housing stock by 2050. However, most deep...
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Krimm, J. (author)
Today’s city centres in European metropolitan areas are comprised of facades made of steel, glass and stone. These hard reflective facades are amplifying the perception of noise sources by human ears in their vicinity. Up to now in building designs this effect is neglected. Thus the number of people harmed by noise is increasing with the...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Konstantinou, T. (author), Dimitrijević, Branka (author)
The reconsideration of the existing building stock is motivated by society’s efforts towards sustainability and resilience. The building sector has a considerable role to play in doing so. The process of refurbishment is complex, since aspects such as design decisions, existing construction, energy efficiency, and user behaviour need to be...
book chapter 2018
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Hildebrand, L. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Kosanović, Saja (author), Klein, T. (author), Knaack, U. (author)
Buildings are characterised as some of the greatest consumers and pollutants of the planet. However, the genesis of environmental design, in the context of its modern meaning, as shown in this paper, is not so much based on initial requests to reduce the negative pressure on the environment, but more on the tendency to ensure the continuity of...
book chapter 2018
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Filippidou, F. (author)
Worldwide, buildings consume a large part of the total energy delivered. In the context of all the end-use sectors, buildings represent the largest sector with 39% of the total final energy consumption, followed by transport in the EU (European Union ). Policy targets and regulations are in force at the EU level to ensure the energy efficiency...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Knaack, U. (author), Auer, Thomas (author), Klein, T. (author)
Small-scale systems and integrated concepts are currently being explored to promote the widespread application of solar cooling technologies in buildings. This article seeks to expand application possibilities by exploring the feasibility of solar cooling integrated façades, as decentralized self-sufficient cooling modules on different warm...
journal article 2018
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