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Mlecnik, E. (author), Straub, A. (author), Haavik, T (author)
In the EU, housing retrofit rates have to increase to about 2.5–3% of the housing stock per year to achieve policy goals. The development of new business models and collaboration of SMEs in a fragmented market is expected to result in an increase in home renovations. This study presents a way to better understand the usefulness of the...
journal article 2019
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Bekebrede, G. (author), van Bueren, E.M. (author), Wenzler, I. (author)
The depletion of fossil fuel sources for our energy system and the influence on overall CO2 emissions drive the need to more sustainable energy systems. The transition towards a renewable energy system cannot be seen as a purely technical issue; it is strongly embedded within society. In this study, we analyze the stakeholder complexities of the...
journal article 2018
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Filippidou, F. (author)
Worldwide, buildings consume a large part of the total energy delivered. In the context of all the end-use sectors, buildings represent the largest sector with 39% of the total final energy consumption, followed by transport in the EU (European Union ). Policy targets and regulations are in force at the EU level to ensure the energy efficiency...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Meijer, F.M. (author), Straub, A. (author), Mlecnik, E. (author)
This report answers the question: How can HEMS be used to influence energy-saving behaviour of homeowners? Lessons regarding the feedback from HEMS to influence energy-saving behaviour have been explored and specifications of HEMS to influence energy saving by households are given.
Generally, the implementation of the Triple-A HEMS should...
report 2018
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Filippidou, F. (author), Nieboer, N.E.T. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Energy renovations offer unique opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of the built environment and for the existing housing stock; they are the most important solution. Usually, energy savings are based on modeling calculations. However, recent research has shown that the predicted energy consumption differs largely from the actual...
journal article 2018
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van den Boomen, M. (author), van den Berg, P.L. (author), Wolfert, A.R.M. (author)
In the next decades, many public infrastructure assets will reach the end of their life that they were originally designed for. Replacement costs are high, and therefore increasing effort is put into lifetime-extending maintenance, including major overhauls and renovations. A key question is whether the investments in lifetime-extending...
journal article 2018
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Koutamanis, Alexandros (author), van Reijn, B. (author), van Bueren, E.M. (author)
In recent years there has been growing interest in urban mining in buildings from various environmental and economic perspectives. Materials hidden in buildings are attractive alternatives to raw ones and building activities are responsible for a large share of urban waste in many societies. The paper presents an analysis of possibilities for...
journal article 2018
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Straub, A. (author), Frankena, Kevin (author)
Property owners are being forced to increase the energy efficiency of their buildings. Besides energy efficiency the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of a larger part of Dutch primary school buildings is insufficient. This affects the performance, productivity and health of students and staff, and additionally has monetary consequences for...
journal article 2018
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van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Martin, C.L. (author), Keeffe, Greg (author), Pulselli, Riccardo (author), Vandevyvere, Han (author)
IIn the challenge for a sustainable society, carbon-neutrality is a critical objective for all cities in the coming decades. In the EU City-zen project, academic partners collaborate to develop an urban energy transition methodology, which supports cities in making the energy transition to sustainable lifestyles and carbon neutrality. As part of...
journal article 2018
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Brinksma, H. (author)
Homes are renovated a number of times during their lifespan. Although we can regard each of these renovations as new, it is more prudent to implement a future-proof solution to renovation.

The purpose of this study is to gain an insight into how future-proof renovation solutions are for homes built between 1975 and 1991 that are...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Kwon, Minyoung (author), Remøy, H. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, Andy (author), Knaack, Ulrich (author)
This paper highlights the importance of considering user satisfaction in office renovation. Userfocused design approach in nearly zero energy office (nZEO) renovation is a way to increase user satisfaction and the value of office quality while meeting energy efficiency goal. The purpose of this paper is to investigate considerable measurement...
conference paper 2017
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Romnée, A. (author), Billiet, L. (author), Mahieu, O. (author), Vrijders, J. (author)
Since a few years, the construction sector is focusing on minimizing resources exploitation and waste arising on construction sites. The European Commission has highlighted prevention and reuse as key actions for waste management. The Brussels Capital-Region is a densely built region, generating more than 600 000 tons of C&D waste each year....
conference paper 2017
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Greco, Angela (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Schipper, H.R. (author), Binnekamp, R. (author), Gerritsen, Esther (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
In Europe, the DIRECTIVE 2010/31/EU requires increasing the number of nearly zero energy buildings. The existing building stock needs to be included in order to achieve the 2020 EU environmental targets. The main barriers of energy neutral refurbishment of existing non-residential buildings appear to be financial rather than technical, next to a...
conference paper 2017
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Guerra Santin, O. (author), Boess, S.U. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Romero Herrera, N.A. (author), Klein, T. (author), Silvester, S. (author)
Large differences between the expected and actual energy consumption have been found in energy efficient dwellings. Research has shown that these differences are partially caused by occupant behaviour. The financing and payback periods of low carbon technologies are often uncertain because of the impact of the occupants on building...
journal article 2017
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Gudmand-Høyer, S.M. (author)
This paper presents a significant problem when it comes to the challenging task of safeguarding recentpast architectural heritage with reference to the democratization ideals propagated by the New Heritage paradigm. Based on controversy mapping relating to the renovation of a Danish 1950s high-rise complex of public housing, it discusses how...
conference paper 2017
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Filippidou, F. (author), Nieboer, N.E.T. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
emissions. Energy renovations in dwellings offer unique...
journal article 2017
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Visscher, H.J. (author)
The European Union formulated high ambitions of energy reductions to be realised in the built environment. The existing housing stock covers a major share of energy use and is seen as high potential to contribute to the savings. This should be realised in the first place by reducing the energy demand for heating by renovation of the existing...
conference paper 2017
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Gosztonyi, S. (author), Stefanowicz, Magdalena (author), Bernardo, Ricardo (author), Blomsterberg, Åke (author)
In order to meet the Swedish energy efficiency objectives for the built environment until 2050, a particular building stock has to be addressed: the houses of the Million Homes Programme, an ambitious housing programme of the 1960s and 70s that resulted in a large number of standardized multi-family houses all over Sweden. These are in need...
journal article 2017
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Mlecnik, E. (author), Straub, A. (author), Haavik, T (author)
On average 64 % of the dwellings in Europe are owner-occupied. Although there is an enormous potential to reduce their energy use and hence CO2 emissions, the current average renovation rate is just around 1,2 %. The development of one-stop-shops is expected to increase the market uptake of home renovation. Developing emerging frontrunner...
conference paper 2017
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Kwon, M. (author), Remoy, Hilde (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Knaack, U. (author)
This paper highlights the importance of considering user satisfaction in office renovation. Userfocused design approach in nearly zero energy office (nZEO) renovation is a way to increase user satisfaction and the value of office quality while meeting energy efficiency goal. The purpose of this paper is to investigate considerable measurement...
conference paper 2017
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