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Basarkar, Pratik (author)
The present-day industrialized nations reached high standards of living using cheap fossil fuel energy. The high CO2 emissions as a result of burning these fuels over the years have started outpacing the natural carbon...
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Zhang, Yuxin (author)
The project is in cooperation with PHYSEE. The Company provides completely transparent windows, that generate data by sensing the environment condition and convert solar power into electricity, simultaneously.
During the project, to create more values to the company, and to fulfil the personal goal of the designer, the Meaning-Driven...
master thesis 2018
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Stubert, Eline (author)
An ice rink building can be described as an active machine. It needs electric energy to fulfill its purpose: to provide artificial ice to - initially - extend the ice skating season.
Nowadays the need of artificial ice has increased, since the oppurtunity to practice the ice skating sport outside with natural circumstances ceased to exist....
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Rodriguez Garcia, Alvaro (author)
One of the cutting-edge interests gaining relevance among design offices, notably in the sphere of architecture firms, is computational design. With its inception embedded in the 60s and later reformed through the CAD revolution that boomed in the 80s, the use of the computer as a design tool has evolved to such lengths that it became...
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Farrugia, Eve (author)
Recently, there has been a growing interest in passive climate design aimed at reducing the large energy demand arising from existing buildings. Sustainable consumption of quantities of energy by buildings has necessitated research into innovative designs for comfortable and energy-efficient buildings. This graduation project branches out from...
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Mourtzouchou, Maria (author)
The building sector is responsible for more than one third of resource consumption globally. Concerning the new construction, new regulations have been set, which impose that by 2020 all new buildings constructed within the EU should reach nearly zero-energy levels. The building envelope plays a strategic role in the energy and environmental...
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Solarino, Laura (author)
The European Union has approved the Energy Performance of Building Directive, requesting all new building to be near Zero Energy by 2020. This has created challenges and opportunities in the building sector, encouraging the creation of new solutions, which are both energy efficient and environmental friendly. Between many possible explored...
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van den Berg, Max (author)
Harsh market conditions make optimising the performance in shipping more and more important. Shipping companies are becoming more and more data driven due to developments in data systems and these harsh market conditions. The goal of this research is to determine how and how much added value can be realised through shipping performance...
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Humala, Bontor (author)
Providing detailed appliance-level energy consumption information helps consumers to understand their usage behavior and encourages them to optimize their energy usage. Non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) or energy disaggregation aims to estimate appliance-level energy consumption data from the aggregate consumption data of households. NILM...
master thesis 2018
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Vogelzang, Marco (author)
Context – The stricter regulations on energy-efficient developments to prevent climate change and resource depletion, the expected rising energy prices and hence the rising monthly living costs for households, the changing process in urban area development, the demand for housing in the western part of the Netherlands and the increasing...
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Hesselink, Laurens (author)
Improving energy efficiency is marked as one of the key strategies to tackle global warming. Therefore policy makers try to design policies that steer our society towards a more energy efficient way of living. An important target for policy makers is the residential sector. Households use fuel and electricity, to power all sorts of residential...
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van der Spaa, Linda (author)
Current robots consume a lot of energy. The work required for a task is generally just a tiny fraction of the total energy consumed. Most energy wastefully dissipated. Design of the 2 degree of freedom (DoF) Plugless Robot Arm shows that clever design can reduce these energy losses to a tiny remaining fraction. The Plugless Arm is designed to...
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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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Schöffer, Samuel (author)
New technologies are being developed to produce electricity cleaner and more efficient. A promising technology among these is the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). It electrochemically converts chemical energy into electricity. This process is highly efficient and several types of fuel are suitable. Furthermore, the SOFC operates at a high...
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Wolswinkel, Judith (author)
Monuments are often not energy efficient, yet improving the energy performance without harming the cultural values is still a complex process. By only conserving a building without making adaptations, a mismatch can arise between the demand of the user and the building. Next to that, using Building Information Modeling (BIM) to assess the...
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Giouri, Evina (author)
Zero energy high rise buildings aim for a more sustainable urban environment, by reducing energy use demand, producing energy from renewable systems, but at the same time maintaining high thermal comfort levels. This research aims to implement a new integrated strategy, by means of an integrated optimization of various design variables of a high...
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Aarts, S.P. (author)
Waste heat recovery is essential to reduce energy consumption in industry. A heat pump can be used to upgrade waste heat to a temperature level that is suitable for process heat. This study concerns a compression-resorption heat pump. The goal is to optimise the heat pump energetically, while keeping the investment attractive. Entropy production...
master thesis 2016
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Pineda Quijano, D.F. (author)
The last step in the production of milk powder is drying, a very energy intensive process that demands 30% to 40% of the total energy input of a typical plant. It takes place in Spray Dryers (SD), where concentrated milk is sprayed and placed in direct contact with hot and dry air that cools down and gains humidity as water is evaporated from...
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Garay Garcia, O. (author)
Energy reduction has been on the political agenda since the last couple of decades. One of the most common policies to reduce energy consumption has been improving efficiency. However, the phenomenon called the rebound effect may threaten the effectiveness of policies aiming to reduce consumption by improving efficiency. The rebound effect is...
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Bauer, T. (author)
The Airey building blocks in Amsterdam currently don’t meet regulations set for 2020 that state that buildings should operate in an energy neutral manner. The goal of this research is to establish whether addition of greenhouses can improve indoor thermal comfort and reduce total energy use in such a way that they contribute to energy neutrality...
master thesis 2016
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