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Vriend, Vivian (author)
This graduation report aimed to improve the mechanical properties of a sustainable 3D print material made of microalgae, in order to create an macro-porous 3D structure with enhanced longevity and photosynthetic activity. This research builds upon the alginate based bio-ink from Balasubramanian et al (2021). Their material proposal lacked...
master thesis 2021
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Westerhof, Marten (author)
Sustainable Rural Initiatives (SRI) is a non-profit organisation in Okana, a rural community in West Kenya. SRI provides the community members of Okana with opportunities to develop practical skills such as carpentry and tailoring. SRI also works with international partners with specific expertise to give local community members opportunities to...
master thesis 2021
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van Wulfften Palthe, Michiel (author)
The e-commerce market is growing rapidly and PostNL continues to strive for delivery to the doorstep. The last mile of delivery is considered the most impactful part of the logistical chain. On top of environmental impact, the liveability of the city centre is challenged by bulky delivery vans rushing through narrow streets...
master thesis 2021
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Fedlmeier, Antonia (author)
We live in a world in which chronic diseases are on the rise. Yet, improving personal health behaviours is a long-term goal, that is often undermined by alluring offers that provide instant gratification and other more pressing day-to-day matters. Often it is not the intention that is missing to change personal health behaviours, but there is...
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van Bentem, Koen (author)
This research focused on the techno-economic implementation of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). Carbon reduction in commercial aviation could be done via four key levers; technological efficiency improvement (aircraft or engine replacement), operational efficiency improvement (air traffic management or airline operations), the implementation of...
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Vonhoff, George (author)
The demand for air travel is increasing as more people gain access to commercial aviation. As the current generation of aircraft makes use of fossil fuel combustion, this growth results in an increase in the global emissions. This is at odds with the worldwide efforts of reducing the adverse effects of climate change. Therefore, advanced...
master thesis 2021
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Ingemarsdotter, E.K. (author)
The concept of a ‘Circular Economy’ (CE) has been gaining traction in business, policy, and academia. It envisions an economy powered by renewable energy in which the value of products and materials are preserved for as long as possible. ‘Design for Circular Economy’ is emerging as a research field as well as a branch of sustainable design...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Ma, W. (author)
Chinese cities have experienced unprecedented economic growth and urban population expansion in the last four decades. However, a variety of social and environmental problems is associated with urbanization. Cities try to grapple with these challenges but simultaneously find themselves locked in an intense competition with other cities. City...
doctoral thesis 2021
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van Schie, Daan (author)
Starters are facing an almost impossible task to find a dwelling on a housing market where there is scarcity. At the same time a changing climate and other environmental issues demand a different way of building, that differs from the traditional building methods and uses materials that have a positive impact to these environmental issues. A...
master thesis 2021
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Angulo Lopez, Marice (author)
A lack of understanding of ecosystem-related projects and scarcity of natural capital reimbursement mechanisms leads to passive involvement and hesitation from the private sector when investing in nature. This study conducts a systematic literature review, furnishes a database of the relevant barriers and drivers for the private investment in...
master thesis 2021
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Spil, Gwen (author)
The goal of this thesis is to understand the awareness for and the challenges of the EU conflict minerals regulation. In this thesis the following main question will be answered: How can companies and governance implement the European conflict minerals regulation 2017/821?
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Aben, Lennart (author)
Sustainability is trending. With large numbers, architects are part of the movement that is in search of a more sustainable world. An important part of this search is the urge to prove sustainability. Currently available methods to prove sustainability in architecture play into this demand. However, practice shows that these methods are not...
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Molenaar, Hanna (author)
An increasing awareness of sustainability problems urges the need for more sustainable practices within the infrastructure industry. Organisations actively engage sustainability in strategic missions and objectives. However, how these visions translate proactively to the tactical and operational levels of decision-making is still considered an...
master thesis 2021
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Beem, Axel (author)
This project has been about taking a first step towards developing a radically innovative circular building system, with the double goal of vastly reducing climatic impact of building construction, as well as strongly reducing costs to aid the current housing crisis. The first step in this project has been research into the reusability of...
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Kiziridis, Ioannis (author)
The phrase Triple Bottom Line (TBL) was first coined in 1994 in order to introduce social and environmental considerations in the traditional finance-centric measurement system of business performance. As a tool to measure sustainability performance, the three bottom lines refer to the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability...
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Trakulwattanakit, Ponlawat (author)
The city area is dense with business activities, public amenities, transport hubs and high-skilled people. Corporations prefer to be located in the city area to gain benefits from the location. However, annoyance occurs because of the real estate decisions of organisations as they neglect urban planning and context and results in inefficient,...
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van Wensen, Emma (author)
The consequences of climate change are becoming visible more and more, also in The Netherlands. Most people consider the environment to be important and want to act sustainable, but they find it hard to really take action. “Where should I start?” “What is actually sustainable and what not?” “What can I do within my budget?” are questions that...
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Landuyt, Wim (author), Somers, Korneel (author), Van de Sype, Onno (author), Van Santvliet, Pieter (author)
A tiny house is a building for permanent human habitation that is specifically designed to have a limited ground surface. The tiny house design discussed in this report has a strong focus on circularity, sustainable material usage, smart systems, and affordability. To achieve an overall self-regulating and ecological concept, the aim is to...
student report 2021
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Antoniadis, Gregory (author)
Ammonia is an important chemical used in the production of fertilizers and has the potential to become a green energy carrier. It is synthesized through the Haber-Bosch (HB) process, which involves nitrogen and hydrogen reacting at high temperature and pressure and consumes approximately 2% of the global energy supply. An alternative to this...
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Dijkhuizen, Micha (author)
Derako is a company specialized in designing and manufacturing wooden suspended ceilings, wall panels and façade panels. Derako faces the challenge of high production of waste, over 50% of their bought wood ends up as waste, additionally over 6500 kilograms of plastic waste is being produced. In their industry, Derako is not alone. The...
master thesis 2021
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