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KOUKELLI, CHRISTINA (author)
Kinetic responsive systems are gaining attention in architectural applications, to help reduce the building’s energy consumption and environmental impact, while improving the indoor comfort conditions. The thesis explores the potentials of Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) for the design of autoreactive facade systems without using additional energy....
master thesis 2021
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van der Bent, H.S. (author), van den Brom, P.I. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, A. (author), Mouter, N. (author)
In Europe, the energy performance of dwellings is measured using theoretical building energy models based on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), which estimates the energy consumption of dwellings. However, literature shows large performance gaps between the theoretically predicted energy consumption and the actual energy...
journal article 2021
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Simhachalam, V. (author), Wang, T. (author), Liu, Y. (author), Wamelink, J.W.F. (author), Montenegro, Lorena (author), Van Gorp, Geert (author)
The Paris Agreement requires building retrofitting practices to be more efficient and effective. However, the current practice for building energy retrofitting is lacking behind, and one reason for that is the time-consuming process of energy credit evaluation. Energy performance assessment such as BREEAM-NL in the Netherlands could apply a more...
journal article 2021
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Du, T. (author), Jansen, S.C. (author), Turrin, M. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
Numerous studies have shown that architectural design affects energy performance significantly. However, the effect of space layouts on building energy performance has not been fully analysed. In this paper, we aim to study the effect of space layouts on energy performance. An office building was used as the reference, and 11 layout variants...
journal article 2021
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Yau, Yung (author), Hou, H. (author), Yip, Ka Chi (author), Qian, QK (author)
Eco-certification schemes are usually launched with various incentives provided by local governments to facilitate green building development and building energy retrofits. A number of barriers to building energy retrofitting have been identified in previous literature, while the barriers to the eco-certification of existing buildings are under...
journal article 2021
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Kwee, Patrick (author)
The built environment is among the highest energy consuming sectors worldwide. However, buildings have large surface areas that can be used to improve the building energy performance. One example is by integration of photovoltaic systems in roofs and facades, which can reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. An emerging field that...
master thesis 2020
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Fumagalli, Andrea (author)
The current housing market in the Netherlands depicts a need for energy-efficient buildings for young professionals. Performative Computational Architecture (PCA), as computational methodology, is a valuable source of knowledge and design support to integrate the buildings’ performances at early stages. By applying PCA, this thesis explores and...
master thesis 2020
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Ozcan, Aylin (author)
In order to ensure the sustainable development of cities, the existing building stock has to be transformed to stay relevant to the changing needs of urban dwellers and to reduce the economic and environmental impacts of cities on the planet. Thus, innovating and developing a strategy that prepares the built environment for 2050 is of...
master thesis 2020
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Du, T. (author), Jansen, S.C. (author), Turrin, M. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
As one of the most important design tasks of building design, space layout design affects the building energy performance (BEP). In order to investigate the effect, a literature review of relevant papers was performed. Ten relevant articles were found and reviewed in detail. First, a methodology for studying the effects of space layouts on BEP...
review 2020
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Du, T. (author), Turrin, M. (author), Jansen, S.C. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Fang, J. (author)
Due to the critical need for reducing carbon emissions, the demand for energy-efficient building design is urgent. Studies have shown that space layouts affect energy performance considerably. Energy performance optimisation is able to improve energy performance significantly. However, in order to apply energy performance optimisation to space...
review 2020
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Vaisi, Salah (author), Mohammadi, S. (author), Nastasi, B. (author), Javanrodi, Kavan (author)
In 2008, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE TM46 UC) presented an annual-fixed thermal energy benchmark of 240 kWh/m2/yr for university campus (UC) buildings as an attempt to reduce energy consumption in public buildings. However, the CIBSE TM46 UC benchmark fails to consider the difference between energy demand in...
journal article 2020
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van der Pluijm, Otte (author)
Currently, clear European and Global climate goals, such as the Paris Agreement and the European Energy Efficiency Directive, are in place to stimulate more efficient use of resources and lower emissions. The built environment can play a significant role in reaching these objectives in the future since it consumes around 40% of the total energy...
master thesis 2019
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Nijman, Rens (author)
The life cycle of a building has a tremendous impact on the environment. This is due to its energy demand, production and transportation of building materials, and its maintenance. Actually, the building industry is one of the most polluting industries that contribute to climate change. In the Netherlands alone, this sector is chargeable for 50%...
master thesis 2019
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Sreekumar, Nimmi (author)
The built environment consumes 50% of all raw materials, 40% of the total energy and 30% of the total water, in the Netherlands. As climate change looms over and threatens our physical environment, the EU and consequently the Dutch government has proposed multiple stringent regulations to curb our unsustainable resource consumption habits and...
master thesis 2019
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Cai, Jiahui (author)
This project aims to design the integrated control of shading and operable windows for CEG east facade to improve the thermal comfort with respect to energy consumption. The design stage focused on the thermal advantages that the integrated control of shading and operable window brought to the CEG building. The controls are simulated in the...
master thesis 2019
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Dugar, Yash (author)
Buildings don’t use energy: People do. Do highly efficient homes really save energy? Counter-intuitively, dwellings that use less energy have low energy efficiency, and those with higher energy consumption have higher efficiency. Moreover, even accurate building energy simulation for multiple buildings could not predict the actual energy...
master thesis 2019
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O'Donnell, J. (author), Truong-Hong, Linh (author), Boyle, N. (author), Corry, Edward (author), Cao, Jun (author), Laefer, Debra F. (author)
Current processes that create Building Energy Performance Simulation (BEPS) models are time consuming and costly, primarily due to the extensive manual inputs required for model population. In particular, generation of geometric inputs for existing building models requires significant manual intervention due to the absence, or outdated nature of...
journal article 2019
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Du, T. (author), Turrin, M. (author), Jansen, S.C. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Biloria, N.M. (author)
conference paper 2018
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van den Brom, P.I. (author), Meijer, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The difference between actual and calculated energy is called the ‘energy-performance gap’. Possible explanations for this gap are construction mistakes, improper adjusting of equipment, excessive simplification in simulation models and occupant behaviour. Many researchers and governmental institutions think the occupant is the main cause of...
journal article 2017
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Cosmatu, T. (author), Wattez, Y.C.M. (author), Turrin, M. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author)
The Double Face 2.0 research project aims at developing a novel type of an adaptive translucent Trombe wall. The novelty of the proposed system is based on the integration of new lightweight and translucent materials, used both for<br/>latent heat storage and insulation, advanced computational design processes, used to identify the relationship...
conference paper 2017
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