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Taleghani, M. (author)
The urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon and the dependency of buildings on fossil fuels were the two main issues that formed this dissertation. UHI results in higher air temperatures in dense urban areas compared with their suburbs and rural surroundings. This phenomenon affects human health through thermal discomfort and air pollution....
doctoral thesis 2014
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Straub, A. (author), Mlecnik, E. (author)
It is poorly understood what the characteristics are of households who want to engage in nZEB single-family home renovations. This paper addresses the research question: What are customer segments, and what are their customer values and motives to choose for a nZEB renovation of privately-owned single-family dwellings in the Netherlands?...
conference paper 2014
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Hiller, C. (author), Hasselaar, E. (author), Gervind, P. (author)
The general goal of tenant involvement is to ensure that retrofitting projects are successful not only from a technical point of view but also from a social perspective. When possible, strategies should be included to reward users for energy efficient behaviour. Energy monitoring and feedback are tools in support of energy savings. But how do...
conference paper 2014
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Aust, S.H. (author)
This dissertation addresses the challenges of wireless local area networks (WLANs) that operate in the unlicensed sub-1GHz industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) band. Frequencies in the 900MHz spectrum enable a wider coverage due to the longer propagation characteristics of the radio waves. To utilize globally available sub-1GHz (S1G) ISM...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Jansen, S.C. (author)
This doctoral research studied the added value of exergy for the assessment and development of energy systems for the built environment, aiming at a reduced need for high-quality energy input. Currently the analysis and development of energy systems for the built environment is based on the energy concept. Energy however gives an incomplete...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Maleki, S. (author)
Dynamic spectrum access employing cognitive radios has been proposed, in order to opportunistically use underutilized spectrum portions of a heavily licensed electromagnetic spectrum. Cognitive radios opportunistically share the spectrum, while avoiding any harmful interference to the primary licensed users. One major category of cognitive...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Ianni, M. (author), Sanchez de Leon, M. (author)
In current architectural practice some important changes are taking place because of the development of numerous Building Performance Simulations (BPS) tools to support design decisions during early phases of the design process. Many difficulties still persist, however, not necessarily due to the limitations of the available technology, but to...
conference paper 2013
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Tan, Z. (author)
This thesis describes the theory, design and realization of energy-efficient capacitive-sensor interfaces that are dedicated to energy-constrained applications. The goal of this work is to explore energy-efficient capacitive-sensor interface design techniques both at the system and the circuit level.
doctoral thesis 2013
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Riccardo, F. (author), Van Oel, C.J. (author), De Jong, P. (author)
Energy efficiency and architectural value of post-war residential buildings in Europeis poor. To deal with energy efficiency, decay and livability problems, improvements of building façades seem to be indicated especially when combined with tenants’ preferences for architectural aesthetics. But a valid way to assess multiple characteristics of...
journal article 2013
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Krzeminski, P. (author)
Despite continuous developments in the field of MBR technology, membrane fouling together with the associated energy demand and related costs issues remain major challenges. The efficiency of the filtration process in an MBR is governed by the activated sludge filterability, which is still limitedly understood and is determined by the...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
Europe expects the housing sector to evolve towards ‘nearly zero-energy’ dwellings. Meanwhile, general terms and research, marketing and legal definitions considering such dwellings have already been introduced. Appraisal of existing definitions is now needed for further policy development. This paper examines what nearly zero-energy terms can...
journal article 2012
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Souri, K. (author), Chae, Y. (author), Makinwa, K.A.A. (author)
This paper describes an energy-efficient CMOS temperature sensor intended for use in RFID tags. The sensor achieves an inaccuracy of ±0.15°C (3σ) over the military temperature range (-55 to 125°C) and dissipates only 27nJ/conversion: over 20× less than a previous sensor with comparable accuracy and resolution [2]. This energy efficiency is...
conference paper 2012
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Rellermeyer, Jan S. (author), Osiecki, Thomas H. (author), Holloway, Ernest A. (author), Bohrer, Patrick J. (author), Kistler, Michael (author)
The rise of the app revolution has brought small, simple, and affordable software tools to users for mastering mundane tasks with the help of mobile devices. With the success of the app paradigm, there is an increasing demand for applying the same spirit to problems which have traditionally been the domain of enterprise-scale solutions, e.g.,...
conference paper 2012
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Dalla Costa, S. (author), Roccatello, E. (author), Rumor, M. (author)
This paper illustrates the results of a research focused on the development of a multi-scale geodatabase designed to store the data needed to measure the energy buildings performance of buildings to be used for the planning activities of local administrations. Due to the great complexity of the application domain, the proposed data model has...
conference paper 2011
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Vazifehdan, J. (author)
Wireless networks have provided us a variety of services which facilitate communication between people beyond the physical boundaries. Mobile telephony, mobile Internet and high-deffnition video calls are examples of services supported by modern networks nowadays. Beyond this, enhancements in processing capabilities of electronic devices coupled...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
This study examines opportunities for the emergence of SME networks regarding highly energy-efficient housing, as well as the barriers they face. A theoretical innovation diffusion model is developed from the point-of-view of social and environmental entrepreneurship and sustainable consumption. The qualitative analysis reflects key elements...
conference paper 2011
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Xu, P. (author), Chan, E.H.W. (author)
Building sector contributes a large part of total energy consumption. Building Energy Efficiency Retrofit (BEER) is an effective approach to save energy & reduce emission of CO2 and improve sustainability of existing buildings. Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), a market oriented mechanism provided by Energy Service Companies (ESCOs), has...
conference paper 2011
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Den Heijer, A. (author), Teeuw, P. (author)
Since 2008 new long-term agreements on energy-efficiency have become effective in the Netherlands. Participating organisations of thirty-six sectors have agreed with the Dutch government to make efforts to realise energy-efficiency of 30 percent in the period 2005-2020 and 50 percent - as a guideline - before 2030. Higher education is...
conference paper 2011
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Mlecnik, E. (author)
This study examines opportunities for the emergence of SME networks regarding highly energy-efficient housing, as well as the barriers they face. A theoretical innovation diffusion model is developed from the point-of-view of social and environmental entrepreneurship and sustainable consumption. The qualitative analysis reflects key elements...
conference paper 2011
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Roders, M.J. (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
A changing climate can have a large influence on the living quality of houses. A case study was carried out on the level of awareness of housing associations. This study forms the start of a research project on governance strategies for adaptation in residential buildings. A content analysis on climate change related topics was pursued on the...
conference paper 2011
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