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Duijff, Rogier (author)
Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) is a sustainable technology that provides thermal energy to buildings in temperate climates. The principle of ATES is to temporary store thermal energy in aquifers in a warm and cold well in order to use this thermal energy for heating and cooling in the next season. Because the available subsurface space is...
master thesis 2019
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Vita, Gibran (author), Lundström, Johan R. (author), Hertwich, Edgar G. (author), Quist, J.N. (author), Ivanova, Diana (author), Stadler, Konstantin (author), Wood, Richard (author)
The sustainability transformation calls for policies that consider the global consequences of local lifestyles. We used stakeholders' visions of sustainable lifestyles across Europe to build 19 scenarios of sufficiency (net reductions) and 17 of green consumption (shift in consumption patterns). We applied Environmentally Extended Multi...
journal article 2019
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Krah, Sophie (author)
This thesis presents a circular innovation strategy for Miscanthus based packaging. In the wold, more and more plastic packaging is being used. A large part of the used plastics is single-use plastic packaging that is only used for a couple of minutes and then discarded. The discarded plastic packaging stays in the environment for hundreds of...
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van Erven, Jeroen (author)
Ice skating is (still) very popular in the Netherlands, and it is gaining popularity across the globe. Temporary ice rinks on squares and in parks is an increasing solution in order to attract visitors in the winter and holiday season. Ice-World International, the world leader in temporary ice rinks since 1992, has experienced a significant...
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Duffhues, Gijs (author)
The Dutch government has set the goal for the Dutch housing stock to be independent of gas by 2050. The funding for the needed energy efficiency retrofits is a bottleneck in the process. Owner occupiers within condominium associations come across many barriers in the application process for funding. One of which is the lack of a well suited...
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Nallacheruvu, Vamsi Krishna (author)
With the increasing Green House Gas emissions around the world, adoption of sustainable energy technologies is beginning to take a prominent role. As a part of its 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, India has been getting more ambitious in its targets for reducing the emissions intensity of GDP. Both at the central as well as state governments,...
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Uildriks, Anne (author)
The aim of this thesis research is to find ways to support student entrepreneurs in the development of sustainable startups. Specifically, to help them to oversee the sustainability impacts during the ideating phase. A design science approach is adopted for this. Seven experts on sustainable entrepreneurship related topics and eight student...
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Hilverda, Ingmar (author)
Local emission of especially particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) are haz- ardous for people living in close proximity. The municipality of Rotterdam can not yet comply with national regulation regarding N Ox and the current levels of N Ox pose a health risk for society (Gemeente Rotterdam). The Port of Rotterdam and local government...
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Kortman, Anne Sophie (author)
The attempts made in history to design livable sustainable neighborhoods, have created dependency instead on motorized transportation and have increased the pressure of the city, leading to unsustainable environments and causing global climate change. To accomplish sustainability we introduce a new vision to explain what sustainability means in...
student report 2019
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Nijman, Rens (author)
The life cycle of a building has a tremendous impact on the environment. This is due to its energy demand, production and transportation of building materials, and its maintenance. Actually, the building industry is one of the most polluting industries that contribute to climate change. In the Netherlands alone, this sector is chargeable for 50%...
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Rumpf, Melanie (author)
The world is facing its limits in terms of climate change, scarcity of resources, and pollution. While there is a rising population with a rising demand for mobility, the limits of nature affecting society need to be considered. Avoiding mobility completely seems to be challenging considering a more globalized world, where everything is...
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Hacking, Tim (author)
Zero Emission Fuel (ZEF) has the goal to create affordable high-grade methanol, produced from absorbed carbon dioxide and water from the air. The methanol is produced in a solar methanol (MeOH) farm, consisting of 13225 micro-plants which are powered by PhotoVoltaicsolar panels (PV panels). The solar capacity of the solar MeOH farm is 12 MW and...
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De Santo, Elena (author)
Over the past few decades, sustainable development has become one of society's most important challenges. In an effort to become sustainable, many companies experience an increasing need to measure, manage and improve the negative economic, environmental and social impacts caused by their organizational behavior along corporate supply chains and...
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Acevedo Olaya, Sebastían (author)
The relevance of persuasion for product care. Aiming at increasing users’ interest in sustainable consumption, different lines of research and initiatives ranging from frameworks for design to community-based approaches, have presented routes to support a transition from a linear economy to a circular economy. These models intend to extend the...
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Dai, Jiun-Tyng (author)
People have been using the digital technology domain to seek solutions to combat neglected tropical diseases. Aside from feasibility and effectiveness, WHO has pointed out the importance of having an overview that pinpoints the lacking infrastructure for scaling up and sustaining digital proposals. This research demystifies the untapped digital...
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Mobron, Nadia (author)
Bioswales contribute to climate resilience, as they positively impact the urban water infrastructure by improving the water balance and water quality. However, current bioretention design ignores the facts that different designs in different soils and climatic locations produce different performance results.<br/>The effect of polder conditions...
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van der Sande, Lennart (author)
In 2015, the Paris Agreement was established with the aim to strengthen the global response in limiting the increase in the global average temperature. This can be achieved by, amongst other measures, lowering of CO2 emissions. The Paris Agreement was also signed by the Netherlands. Within the Netherlands, the construction sector has the largest...
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Haak, Daan (author)
An increasingly dynamic and competitive market forces MRO businesses to improve on efficiency and sustainability of remanufacturing processes. Present research focus on current process states and recovery, improvement and control of process phases beyond initial design without inclusion of return quality. This research addresses a method for...
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Ramachandran, Shirish (author)
This project is based on two sustainable construction methods, namely up-cycling (reuse of materials) and vertical farming (green facades). These two concepts are combined to form a ‘Do It Yourself’ double skin façade, a double skin façade made with re-used sliding doors, which is aimed to be capable of developing ‘Edible Green’, which refers to...
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Gokçe, Yağmur (author)
Imagine a neighborhood where almost all of the decisions are left to its inhabitants; a neighborhood where all of the inhabitants cultivate soil to grow their food for their own consumption, in other words prosumerism*. This newly established neighborhood is Oosterwold which is located in the intersection of Dutch cities Almere and Zeewolde....
master thesis 2019
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