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Kraan, Oscar (author), Kramer, Gert Jan (author), Nikolic, I. (author), Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Koning, Vinzenz (author)
Full decarbonisation of the electricity system is one of the key elements to limit global warming. As this transition takes place, the electricity system must maintain system adequacy and remain affordable to consumers. In liberalised electricity markets investors are seen as key actors driving this transition. Due to the intermittent...
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Hoomans, S. (author)
The central research question in this study is: Which meaning is given to sustainability within a Dutch housing association and does making sense of the concept of sustainability lead to sustainable strategic choices? The chosen research strategy is a longitudinal case study in the Dutch housing association Welbions. Data was collected in three...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Suib, S.S.S.B. (author)
Values are attributed to products over time and across generations. They are created, compiled, shared, evolved, exchanged, and also discarded. However, creating an explicit theory and analysis on this subject is challenging due to the abstract and multifaceted nature of the topic with a plethora of theories from various research communities. To...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Rezaei, J. (author), Papakonstantinou, Athanasios (author), Tavasszy, Lorant (author), Pesch, U. (author), Kana, A.A. (author)
This paper presents a multi-criteria decision-making approach for the selection of a sustainable product-package design, accounting for the different actors within a food supply chain. The study extends the focus of sustainable packaging design to the collective of all supply chain actors. Decision criteria are identified via a literature...
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Onencan, A.M. (author), Enserink, B. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
Kenya Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) Impact Report indicates a stagnation in water coverage at 55 percent, for the last three years, contrary to the 2015 target of 80 percent. One main reason for the stagnation is weak cross-county cooperation between hydrologically interdependent governments. WASREB has little guidance on what...
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Kiel, J (author), Taale, Henk (author)
In Europe, different road authorities have to face the ever increasing pressure to integrate their road network service provision with - often conflicting - different trends and conditions such as congestion, climate change, individualism, urbanization, safety, environmental issues and economic growth. There is also a need to cooperate with...
conference paper 2019
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Geldermans, R.J. (author), Tenpierik, M.J. (author), Luscuere, P.G. (author)
Circular building has gained considerable attention in the Netherlands during the past decade. It is rooted in concepts such as circular economy (CE) and Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C®), accentuating the closing and coupling of material loops to establish effective and efficient resource flows. Moreover, those concepts adhere to a systemic, holistic...
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de Boer, W.P. (author), Mao, Yongjing (author), Hagenaars, Gerben (author), de Vries, S. (author), Slinger, J (author), Vellinga, T. (author)
In Africa, several new seaport developments are being considered. In sedimentary environments, such port developments can have adverse impacts on the evolution of adjacent coastlines. To learn from past port engineering practice, we created a unique database containing the coastline evolution and characteristics of 130 existing African seaports....
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Mulder, K.F. (author)
The challenge of sustainable development requires cities to aim for drastic improvements in the systems that support its vital functions. Innovating these systems can be extremely hard, and might take lots of time. A transparent and democratic strategy is important to guarantee support for change. Such a process should aim at developing...
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Hofman-Caris, R (author), Bertelkamp, C. (author), de Waal, Luuk (author), van den Brand, Tessa (author), Hofman, Jan (author), van der Aa, René (author), van der Hoek, J.P. (author)
An increasing number of people want to reduce their environmental footprint by using harvested rainwater as a source for drinking water. Moreover, implementing rainwater harvesting (RWH) enables protection against damage caused by increasing precipitation frequency and intensity, which is predicted for Western Europe. In this study,...
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Chen, Y. (author), Li, Z. (author), Chaves Figueiredo, S. (author), Copuroglu, Oguzhan (author), Veer, F.A. (author), Schlangen, E. (author)
The goal of this study is to investigate the effects of different grades of calcined clay on the extrudability and early-age strength development under ambient conditions. Four mix designs were proposed. Three of them contained high, medium, and low grades of calcined clay, respectively, and one was the reference without calcined clay. In terms...
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Sauerwein, M. (author), Doubrovski, E.L. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author)
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is acknowledged for its potential to support sustainable design. In this paper, we explore whether the opportunities that additive manufacturing offers for sustainable design are also useful when designing for a circular economy, and to what extent additive manufacturing can support design...
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Wu, H. (author), Qian, Queena (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The growing environmental problems, the rapid urbanization, and the disappearance of the demographic dividend in China has brought unprecedented opportunities to the development of prefabricated housing (PH). However, many barriers are hindering the promotion of PH, for instance, cost, lack of regulations, and the shortage of knowledge, among...
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Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Boons, F (author), Baldassarre, B.R. (author)
Sustainable business model innovation is about creating superior customer and firm value by addressing societal and environmental needs through the way business is done. Business models require intentional design if they are to deliver aspired sustainability impacts. Scant research has been done on ‘ecologies’ of different business models in...
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Brown, P.D. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Balkenende, A.R. (author)
We investigate why companies collaborate within the circular oriented innovation process. The purpose is to understand what motives trigger collaborative circular oriented innovation, as well as conditions, drivers and barriers. First, we define circular oriented innovation building on sustainable oriented innovation literature. Subsequently,...
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Qasemipour, Ehsan (author), Abbasi, A. (author)
Cropping pattern plays an important role in providing food and agricultural water resources sustainability, especially in arid regions in which the concomitant socioeconomic dangers of water shortage would be inevitable. In this research, six indices are applied to classify 37 cultivated crops according to Central Product Classification (CPC)....
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Hopff, Birgit (author), Nijhuis, S. (author), Verhoef, Leendert (author)
To what extent can transformation and development processes on a university or other campus fit in with the principles of circularity? This paper builds a bridge between the more theoretical approach of the circular economy and daily practice in campus development, using semi-structured in-depth interviews with a broad range of stakeholders in...
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Tunn, V.S.C. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), van den Hende, E.A. (author), Schoormans, J.P.L. (author)
Combining sustainable consumption with the circular economy concept could help tackle challenges, such as resource scarcity and climate change by reducing resource throughput and increasing cycling of products and materials within the economic system, thereby reducing emissions and virgin material use. To achieve sustainable consumption in a...
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Smits, M.W.M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the quasi-experiment setting to test the formulated design support (developed in the author’s PhD research) within a design research methodology (DRM) framework. This support intends to help designers to consciously engage rural families within a development aid scenario and increase their...
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Baldassarre, B.R. (author), Schepers, M. (author), Bocken, N.M.P. (author), Cuppen, E.H.W.J. (author), Korevaar, G. (author), Calabretta, G. (author)
Industrial Symbiosis (IS) is a collective approach to competitive advantage in which separate industries create a cooperative network to exchange materials, energy, water and/or by-products. By addressing issues related to resource depletion, waste management and pollution, IS plays an important role in the transition towards sustainable...
journal article 2019
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