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Wallner, T.S. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
Refurbishment is an effective strategy to extend product lifetimes in a circular economy. However, consumers believe that refurbished products are contaminated with traces of prior use, which can be indicated by the appearance (e.g., scratches) or functionality (e.g., lower battery capacity) of refurbished products. This research explores...
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Puji Nata Djaja, Puji (author)
Earth, Wind, and Fire (EWF) is a natural ventilation system developed by Dr Ben Bronsema for office buildings in the Western European climate. Powered by nature: ground temperature & gravity for cooling, wind for energy generation & ventilation, and sun for the heat and natural draft, this system claims not only to use little energy but...
master thesis 2021
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Snel, Senna (author)
Refurbishment is a critical strategy in the circular economy (Bocken et al., 2016). Despite the environmental and financial benefits, refurbished products are not a popular consumer choice (Mugge et al., 2017). Refurbished products are seen as old, used and of low quality, and consumers worry that products are contaminated with traces of a prior...
master thesis 2021
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Patidar, Yamini (author)
In the Netherlands, the residential buildings consume the highest percentage of primary energy among the various building sectors. With around 80% of the Dutch housing built before 1995 a huge portion of the energy share is tapped in the old housing stock. While new housing constructions had to be nearly energy neutral as of 2020, a large...
master thesis 2021
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Ho, Man Ying (Annie) (author), Lai, Joseph H.K. (author), Hou, H. (author), Zhang, D. (author)
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are quintessentially useful for performance evaluation, but a set of pragmatic KPIs for holistic evaluation of retrofits for commercial buildings is hitherto unavailable. This study was conducted to address this issue. Built upon the findings of a systematic literature review and a focus group meeting in the...
journal article 2021
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Hoogeveen, Lisa (author)
The Dutch government wants to be circular in 2050. The industry of kitchens and kitchen appliances needs new innovative models of practice to reduce its environmental footprint. As kitchen appliance manufacturer, ATAG Benelux is investing in innovation to create more sustainable and circular business propositions. In a circular economy products...
master thesis 2020
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Vermaat, Bente (author)
This graduation project investigates the challenges of designing a safety critical consumer product suitable for the refurbishment loop of the circular economy through a case study on child car seats. Currently when child car seats are reused or resold on the second-hand market, their safety cannot be guaranteed as it is unknown whether the...
master thesis 2020
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Stalker, S. (author)
During the last century, Brussels transformed into an international capital, a process in which the quality of life of Brussels's own residents was not the first priority. The community of the neighbourhood and the everyday life of the residents became overlooked with the city shining it’s spotlights on the international stage. The...
master thesis 2020
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Ratering, Karen (author)
The world is becoming more and more technology-driven. The consumption of electronic products leads to an increase in electronic waste (e-waste). More than half of all the e-waste that is generated in the Netherlands originates from domestic appliances (WEEE register, 2019) and only 9% of all the e-waste will be recycled (Renewi, personal...
master thesis 2020
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Reisacher, Florian (author)
Implementation of an embedded kinetic system into the context of the Marineterrein into an existing building and proof of the functionality and workability both on a conceptual and constructive level of elaboration.This project attempts to make use of so far neglected time and space and hence intends to reduce the financial and environmental...
master thesis 2020
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Vrijhoef, R. (author), van Dijkhuizen, M.J. (author)
Refurbishment projects notably for social housing are special kinds of project for many reasons, including inflexible existing stock, low available budgets, involvement of residents staying in their homes during construction. Lean tools could be helpful not only during construction, but also in the preparation of projects including requirements...
conference paper 2020
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Wallner, T.S. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
The prior use and age make refurbished products a less desirable option because they are perceived to be of lower quality, to have a reduced performance and a less attractive appearance. This research investigates one strategy on how to enhance the appearance of refurbished products and thereby encourage circular consumption via refurbishment...
journal article 2020
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Kounaki, Stamatia (author)
The refurbishment of the Dutch post- war residential building stock provides a great potential for energy and CO2 emissions savings, since a large number of buildings were built before 1975 and under low or no energy standards. However, their refurbishment and especially zero-on-the-meter, is too expensive and it is not possible to find the...
master thesis 2019
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Bolaños Arriola, Julieta (author)
Product Service Systems (PSSs) are considered to be a promising approach towards a sustainable, resource efficient economy (Tukker, A., 2015) (defined as ‘a mix of tangible products and intangible services designed and combined so that they are jointly capable of fulfilling final customer needs’ (Tukker, A. & Tischner, 2006)), because they...
master thesis 2019
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van den Boomgaard, André (author)
“The Dutch built environment - both residential properties of private owners, corporations and investors, as well as offices, schools, shops and commercial real estate – is largely outdated and not energy efficient” (Platform 31, n.d.). <br/>This research is about making the built environment more sustainable by refurbishing the building...
master thesis 2019
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Hoondert, Jessie (author)
The post-war building stock represents 33% of all residential buildings. A common characteristic is that they are poorly insulated compared to the current Dutch building regulations. This research will focus on post-war walk-up apartments, they account for approximately 8% of the total residential building stock. 70% out of this 8% is social...
master thesis 2019
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Premith Satish, Premith (author)
The thesis aims to offer a review of a modern conceptual facade focusing on one more possible solution to sustainable facade refurbishment for existing tall buildings. There are thousands of highrise buildings in the world and almost all of them over time will require some degree of refurbishment. The premise of this thesis is based on the...
master thesis 2019
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Simmering, Mick (author)
Problem Definition and main objective: Current prefabricated building envelope systems utilised for energy reduction renovations are expected to be a long-lasting solution. In practice, the building envelope systems are not adapted to facilitate future updates due to changing regulations or changing standards. Furthermore, in most renovation...
master thesis 2019
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Wallner, T.S. (author), Magnier, L.B.M. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
This research explores a new pathway to improve consumer acceptance of refurbished products that is inspired by the positive evocations of other used products, such as antique products. Currently, the<br/>prior use and age of refurbished products make them a less desirable option because they are perceived to be of lower quality, to have a...
conference paper 2019
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Nguyen, P.A. (author), Bokel, R.M.J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
Purpose: Refurbishing houses is considered a key measure to improve the energy efficiency of the built environment. However, little is known about the implementation and outcome of housing renovation for energy upgrades in the Vietnamese practice. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the energy performance of the current housing stock...
journal article 2019
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