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Hermans, Julien (author)
This thesis presents a data-driven design approach for emission reduction using bunker delivery notes (BDNs) to help support the revised IMO strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by international shipping close to 2050. This research supports the Horizon Europe’s Digital Twin for Green Shipping (DT4GS) project which focuses on...
master thesis 2024
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Dang, M.K. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Voskuilen, P.C. (author)
The city of Amsterdam has ambitious goals to achieve a 95% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 and to phase out natural gas by 2040. Disconnecting the building stock from natural gas requires well-ventilated and well-insulated buildings and a switch to renewable energy sources, making optimal use of heat pumps and sustainable heating solutions...
journal article 2024
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Forouzandeh Shahraki, N. (author), Brembilla, E. (author), Nan, L. (author), Stoter, J.E. (author), Jakubiec, Alstan (author)
Optimizing the built environment via simulations of building models hinges on standardizing data acquisition. In this research, we put forward distinct levels of detail for geometry and material inputs, specifically tailored for indoor daylight applications. We primarily focus on understanding the uncertainties arising from imprecise...
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Procaccini, Giulia (author), Prieto, Alejandro (author), Knaack, U. (author), Monticelli, Carol (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
The European building stock demands urgent renovation due to the age of the buildings, their expected lifetime, and their excessive energy consumption, which accounts for more than a third of the EU’s total emissions. However, the complexities involved, such as time, costs, and structural modifications, often discourage clients, tenants, and...
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Morales-Espana, G. (author), Hernández-Serna, Ricardo (author), Tejada-Arango, Diego A. (author), Weeda, Marcel (author)
In this paper, we aim to analyse the impact of hydrogen production decarbonisation and electrification scenarios on the infrastructure development, generation mix, CO<sub>2</sub> emissions, and system costs of the European power system, considering the retrofit of the natural gas infrastructure. We define a reference scenario for the European...
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Ibrahim, Yara (author)
Despite being a critical aspect in improving the building stock’s environmental performance and achieving the global environmental goals, the retrofit of traditional historic buildings is hindered by a lack of comprehensive guidelines tailored to their complex building physics and heritage preservation requirements. The conventional retrofit...
master thesis 2023
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Arslan, O. (author)
Post-earthquake structural damage shows that out-of-plane wall collapse is one of the most prevalent failure mechanisms in unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings. This issue is particularly critical in Groningen, a province located in the northern part of the Netherlands, where low-intensity ground shaking has occurred since 1991 due to gas...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Narpala, Saketh (author)
This study addresses the critical need for specialized risk identification practices in green retrofit projects within the construction industry, particularly under the increasing pressure to meet the EU's net-zero emissions target by 2050. Focusing on the Netherlands, it investigates how companies navigate the unique challenges posed by...
master thesis 2023
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Wagner, Alina (author)
Climate extremes are becoming increasingly frequent and intense worldwide, with greater pressure on ecosystems, the built environment, and humankind. Heat waves, in particular, are overheating indoor spaces and thermal comfort as one of the major comfort requirements of buildings is disrupted or, in the most extreme situations, lost. In extreme...
master thesis 2023
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Mirra, M. (author), Gerardini, Andrea (author), Ghirardelli, Sergio (author), Ravenshorst, G.J.P. (author), van de Kuilen, J.W.G. (author)
This work presents the application of timber-based retrofitting techniques to a case-study stone masonry church featuring a wooden roof from 18<sup>th</sup> century. From the static point of view, the original roof structure presented a number of undersized structural elements, and its members were poorly or not connected among each other and...
journal article 2023
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Azcarate Aguerre, J.F. (author), den Heijer, A.C. (author), Arkesteijn, M.H. (author), Vergara d'Alençon, L.M. (author), Klein, T. (author)
Introduction: The challenge of the energy transition in the built environment has, in recent years, been exacerbated by rising awareness of the material resource limitations we face on the path towards sustainable development. In this context the concepts of Circular Economy (CE) and Product-Service Systems (PSS) have emerged as potentially...
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Prieto Hoces, A.I. (author), Armijos Moya, T.E. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author)
The implementation of Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB) renovation packages in Europe needs to be accelerated to meet the current decarbonization goals. To achieve this level of performance, building renovation strategies should shift towards solutions that incorporate a multitude of passive and active components, increasing the complexity...
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He, S. (author), Qian, QK (author)
In the built environment, improving the energy efficiency of existing building stock through retrofitting is the top pillar to mitigate climate change. Despite the efforts made by local authorities to provide technical and financial supports, the home energy retrofit rate remains low. This study aims to improve the understanding of how...
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Dang, M.K. (author), Cunin, Maxime (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
The joint deployment of energy reduction actions across multiple buildings at once is much needed to reach climate targets, but collective decision-making with shared ownership is a complex process. Each homeowner is accountable for their own energy use, while being constrained by their personal financial capacity and will to act with other co...
conference paper 2023
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He, S. (author), Qian, QK (author), de Vries, G. (author)
abstract 2023
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Bingöl, C.K. (author), Wang, T. (author), Ersoy, A. (author), van Bueren, Ellen (author)
This paper focuses on the information and communication challenges in the Dutch energy transition in the built environment, with a specific focus on energy-efficient retrofits (EER) in homeowners’ associations (HOAs). The research surveyed the literature on barriers and drivers related to information and communication in EERs. It systematically...
conference paper 2023
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Baker, Hannah (author), Moncaster, Alice (author), Wilkinson, Sara (author), Remøy, H.T. (author)
Current adaptation theory tends to consider individual buildings or the city level, which cannot address decisions related to masterplan developments on large brownfield sites. This paper investigates the drivers for building demolition or retention and adaptation decisions at the masterplan scale. Expert interviews and three case studies are...
journal article 2023
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Taylor, Zac (author), Knuth, Sarah E. (author)
Amidst growing concerns about climate risks to the U.S. housing markets, strategies to physically retrofit homes are gaining attention—including within debates over how to resolve intersecting crises of housing re/insurability and affordability in highly exposed sites like Florida. We consider an important but under-studied example of this ...
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Mirra, M. (author), Gerardini, A. (author)
Wood-based retrofitting techniques for seismic upgrading and architectural conservation of existing buildings have found increasing application in the last decades. With reference to the in-plane seismic strengthening of existing timber floors, a particularly efficient solution consists of an overlay of plywood panels fastened to the sheathing....
conference paper 2023
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Draijer, Pieter-Bas (author)
The vast amounts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, surging gas prices, and increasing proportion of intermittent energy sources force the energy sector to structurally modify the energy system. The reversible Solid Oxide Cell (rSOC) is considered to be part of the solution due to its high efficiency, good scalability, and ability to balance the...
master thesis 2022
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