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Dartevelle, Olivier (author), van Moeseke, Geoffrey (author), Mlecnik, E. (author), Altomonte, Sergio (author)
In a context of global warming, summer thermal comfort is a key issue for the design and operation of nearly zero-energy buildings (nZEBs). Although there are various methods and benchmarks for the long-term evaluation of summer thermal conditions in free-running buildings, their application to the residential sector is still debated. Based...
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Luna Navarro, A. (author), Fidler, Paul (author), Law, Alistair (author), Torres, Santiago (author), Overend, M. (author)
The design and operation of responsive resource-efficient buildings requires high resolution data in space and time on building performance and the associated occupant response, but capturing this high quality data has traditionally been technologically challenging, costly and disruptive to building occupants. Recent developments in Internet...
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van Zwieteren, Gabrielle (author)
In order to increase safety and efficiency at sea the International Maritime Organization decided in 2000 that all sea going vessels were to implement Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). AIS is an automatic tracking system which broadcasts static and dynamic information about the vessel. Even though AIS was not initially designed for...
master thesis 2020
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van den Berg, Stan (author)
The construction and logistics sectors in the Netherlands are rapidly increasing in size, but unfortunately are also part of the most hazardous industries. One part of safety which needs to be addressed is manual handling related incidents. The moving of objects around a worksite through utilization of an employee’s body increases the exposure...
master thesis 2020
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Kraaijeveld, Jelmer (author)
This thesis outlines the use of measured data collected using the bGrid system to estimate the number of people in two rooms in the Microsoft office at Schiphol. The main objective is to derive a correlation that transforms the data into a specific number of people. The bGrid system consists of a network of sensor nodes that measure CO2...
master thesis 2020
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Wood, Gavin A. (author), Ong, Rachel (author), Haffner, M.E.A. (author)
The transition of the baby boomer bulge into old age and their increasing longevity will lift the numbers of elderly in residential aged care. Population ageing and associated fiscal pressures have motivated governments to shift responsibility for the financing of aged care to the individual. We consider policies that include owner-occupiers’...
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Ortiz, Marco A. (author), Kim, D.H. (author), Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
A previous study clustered home occupants into archetypes with a questionnaire. This study uses qualitative methods to strengthen those previously-found archetypes with data pertaining to the participants’ home experiences. Focus groups were carried out where generative activities were conducted involving the generation of collages. The first...
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Schneider, A.J. Thomas (author), van Essen, J.T. (author), Carlier, Mijke (author), Hans, Erwin W. (author)
Surgery groups are clustered surgery procedure types that share comparable characteristics (e.g. expected duration). Scheduling OR blocks leaves many options for operational surgery scheduling and this increases the variation in usage of both the OR and downstream beds. Therefore, we schedule surgery groups to reduce the options for...
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Bentinck, S.A. (author), van Oel, C.J. (author), van Dorst, M.J. (author)
Informal face-to-face communication and chance encounters encourage knowledge sharing. This Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) examines how well a new building of a Dutch University Institute (DI) supported interaction and perceived privacy among faculty members. The study is designed as a qualitative research project with in-depth interviews...
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Eijkelenboom, A.M. (author), Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
Comfort and health of outpatient staff is important due to the growing demand of healthcare and its crucial influence on society. Previous studies have mostly focused on the perception of comfort and indicated a large prevalence of building-related symptoms and dissatisfaction with comfort of staff in hospital buildings. Unfortunately,...
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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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Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
Research has shown that staying indoors is not good for our health, even though the conditions seem to comply with current guidelines for indoor environmental quality (IEQ). The growing field of indoor health and comfort studies in schools, offices and homes, shows a discrepancy of current standards with end-users needs. In a previous review...
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Zygouri, Mano (author)
From 1993 to 2007, Ireland experienced a period of remarkable economic growth, during the so-called Celtic Tiger era, followed by a severe housing and financial crisis, leaving over 2500 unfinished estates scattered around the island. The so-called ghost estates , became the ruins of crisis, reminders and remainders of former years...
master thesis 2019
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van den Brom, P.I. (author), Hansen, Anders Rhiger (author), Gram-Hanssen, Kirsten (author), Meijer, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
It is commonly accepted that occupants have a significant influence on the variation in residential heating consumption. However, the scale of that influence lacks empirical investigation. The aim of this study was to distinguish which part of the variance in actual residential heating consumption can be attributed to the occupants, and which...
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Kwon, M. (author), Remøy, Hilde (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
Purpose: This paper highlights the importance of user satisfaction in office renovation. A user-focussed renovation approach can enhance user satisfaction in offices and their functional quality while meeting energy performance goals. The purpose of this paper is to investigate users’ needs and the physical and psychological factors affecting...
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Ortiz, Marco A. (author), Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
To better understand home energy consumption, it is important to study the behaviours of occupants in their homes, especially in relation to their comfort needs. A mixed methods study comprising of a questionnaire, interviews, indoor environmental parameters monitoring, and energy consumption readings was performed to group home occupants...
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van den Brom, P.I. (author), Meijer, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Energy renovations often result in lower energy savings than expected. Therefore, in this study we investigate nearly 90,000 renovated dwellings in the Netherlands with pre and post renovation data of actual and calculated energy consumption. One of the main additions of this paper, compared to previous studies on thermal renovation, is that...
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Brocal, Francisco (author), González-Gaya, G. (author), Sebastián, Miguel A. (author), Reniers, G.L.L.M.E. (author), Paltrinieri, Nicola (author)
As a result of the important and rapid technological advances in industrial processes, in recent years the scientific interest in the field of occupational health and safety (OH&S) is increasing. This scenario of continuous change generates both new opportunities and new challenges in the workplace. This circumstance allows eliminating or...
conference paper 2019
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Slooten, Elgar (author)
The demand for sustainable high-rise buildings is growing. Such sustainable high-rise could be realized by the use of mass timber for the structural design instead of more conventional building materials such as steel and concrete. Timber is a renewable resource which can be CO<sub>2</sub> neutral if reforestation takes place to close its carbon...
master thesis 2018
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Overtoom, M.E. (author), Elsinga, M.G. (author), Oostra, Mieke (author), Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
Temporary transformations of vacant buildings could alleviate the shortage of housing for urgent home seekers. However, not much is known about the transformation of buildings into temporary, adequate, and affordable housing. A multidisciplinary literature review covering design, indoor environmental quality, housing, and environmental...
journal article 2018
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