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Herder, J.L. (author)
doctoral thesis 2001
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Sunikka, M.M. (author)
Although progressive government guidelines and knowledge about sustainable building exist, sustainability measures are not adopted in large scale. Several barriers have been identified, especially the perceived costs of implementing environmental management and the lack of market demand. The choice of fiscal instruments is an important issue in...
conference paper 2003
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Pouwelse, J.A. (author)
doctoral thesis 2003
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Sunikka, M.M. (author)
In 2003 the European Commission introduced the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in recognition of the importance of energy savings in the urban housing stock. One of the key elements described in the Directive is the introduction of energy certificates in a property transaction. This article discusses the anticipated efficiency...
conference paper 2005
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Sunikka, M.M. (author)
conference paper 2005
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Sunikka, M.M. (author)
journal article 2006
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Sunikka, M.M. (author)
According to EC forecasts, if energy efficiency could be increased 1% annually until 2010, two-thirds of the potential energy saving in the EU could be achieved. This would comply with 40% of the EU's Kyoto obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8% on the 1990 level by 2010-12, by cutting 200 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year....
doctoral thesis 2006
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Susuzlu, T. (author)
Abrasive waterjet (AWJ) cutting is a machining process to cut wide range of materials from soft materials such as rubber, leather to hard materials such as metals by means of a high-velocity slurry jet, formed as a result of injecting abrasive particles into a waterjet. The machining action is the result of these particles impacting against a...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Houwing, M. (author), Negenborn, R.R. (author), De Schutter, B. (author)
The increasing presence of distributed energy resources, information and intelligence in the electricity infrastructure increases the possibilities for larger economic efficiency of power systems. This work shows the possible cost advantages of applying a model predictive control (MPC) strategy to residential energy systems. MPC can take future...
conference paper 2008
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Wu, W. (author), Sanduleanu, M.A.T. (author), Li, X. (author), Long, J.R. (author)
journal article 2008
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Verdaasdonk, B.W. (author), Koopman, H.F.J.M. (author), Van der Helm, F.C.T. (author)
Like human walking, passive dynamic walking—i.e. walking down a slope with no actuation except gravity—is energy efficient by exploiting the natural dynamics. In the animal world, neural oscillators termed central pattern generators (CPGs) provide the basic rhythm for muscular activity in locomotion. We present a CPG model, which automatically...
journal article 2009
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Drexler, H. (author), Jauslin, D. (author)
The Minihouse is a prototupe for a sustainable townhouse. On a site of only 29 sqm it offers 154 sqm of urban life. The project 'Minimum Impact House' adresses two important questions: How do we provide living space in the cities without distroying the landscape? How to improve sustainably the ecological, economical and socio-cultural...
book 2010
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Thomsen, A.F. (author), Van der Flier, C.L. (author)
What is better: improvement or replacement by new construction? The choice between life cycle extension and replacement of existing buildings is at itself a vital but very difficult decision, involving a wide range of different aspects and affecting several contrary and often conflicting interests. The emerging ecological awareness of the...
conference paper 2010
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Saidel, M.A. (author), Favato, L.B. (author), De Toledo, L.M.A. (author), Galvao, C.R. (author), Kurahassi, L.F. (author)
The Brazilian pioneer experience in energy efficiency management in public university campi is the Permanent Program in Efficient Energy Use of the University of São Paulo (PURe), running since 1997. Total built area of the university totalizes above 1 million square meters throughout more than 20 cities in the state of São Paulo, which results...
conference paper 2010
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Frandoloso, M.A.L. (author), Brandli, L.L. (author), Couto, F.A. (author), Wildner, P.D. (author)
This paper demonstrates the results of research concerning eco-efficiency at the University of Passo Fundo – Southern Brazil. Its objective is to identify the factors that affect energy consumption in buildings of Higher Education Institutions and to elaborate a methodology that can facilitate the evaluation of the degree of influence of each...
conference paper 2010
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Stieß, I. (author), Van der Land, V. (author)
Private home owners can reduce their energy use significantly and move towards a low carbon lifestyle by retrofitting their homes in an energy efficient standard. Seen from a societal perspective energy efficient refurbishment of homes can play a pivotal role to reach significant reductions of CO2 emissions. However, current experiences are...
conference paper 2010
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Breukers, S. (author), Backhaus, J. (author), Mourik, R. (author), Hodson, M. (author), Marvin, S. (author), Brohmann, B. (author)
The history of energy demand side management (DSM) projects shows that accomplishing lasting energy-behavioural changes is difficult. The CHANGING BEHAVIOUR project aims at a better understanding of energy-related behavioural change, in order to improve the DSM practice. The approach is one of continuous interaction between researchers and...
conference paper 2010
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Heiskanen, E. (author), Feenstra, C.F.J. (author), Johnson, M. (author), Vadovics, E. (author)
European energy policy aims to shift the European energy market toward an increased focus on energy services based on end-user needs. This requires a close understanding of the role of end-users and their needs and practices. Our paper is based on a EU FP7 project called CHANGING BEHAVIOUR and focuses on interaction between energy users and...
conference paper 2010
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Den Heijer, A.C. (author), Teeuw, P.G. (author), Aalbers, K.P.M. (author)
Since 2008 long-term agreements on energy efficiency have become effective in the Netherlands. Participating organisations of forty-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 represented...
conference paper 2010
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Den Heijer, A. (author), Teeuw, P (author), Aalbers, K. (author)
Since 2008 long-term agreements on energy efficiency have become effective in the Netherlands. Participating organisations of forty-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 represented...
conference paper 2010
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