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Jensen, PA (author), van der Voordt, Theo (author), Coenen, C (author), Sarasoja, AL (author)
Purpose: To summarize recent research findings and reflections on The Added Value of Facilities Management and to outline perspectives for future research and development of the added value of FM.<br/>Methodology - The article is based on reflections on contributions to the recently published book “The Added Value of Facilities Management” and...
journal article 2014
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Den Heijer, A.C. (author)
RELEVANCE: The value of any intervention in the built environment is most relevant for the stakeholders that are investing in it. For them all costs need to be balanced with benefits - not necessarily directly financial, but adding value to the performance of the accommodated organization. Business cases contain performance criteria like...
journal article 2013
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Maragakis, A. (author), Van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
The progress of sustainability within higher education has steadily increased in focus over the last decade and has increasingly become a topic of academic research. With various scholars, journals and conferences exclusively dealing with the subject, a wealth of literature has been produced on best practices, suggestions, and assessments...
journal article 2013
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Broersma, S. (author), Fremouw, M.A. (author), Van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
It is difficult to fully satisfy the energy demand of today’s society with renewables. Nevertheless, most of the energy we use is lost as non-functional waste energy, whereas a large part of the built environment’s energy demand is only for low-quality energy, so the initial demand for primary, high-quality energy can be reduced by more...
journal article 2013
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Medema, G. (author)
book chapter 2012
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McClain, M.E. (author)
Sustainable development in Africa is dependent on increasing use of the continent’s water resources without significantly degrading ecosystem services that are also fundamental to human wellbeing. This is particularly challenging in Africa because of high spatial and temporal variability in the availability of water resources and limited amounts...
journal article 2012
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Zamani, Z. (author), Taleghani, M. (author), Hoseini, S.B. (author)
After the industrial revolution, men intended-more than ever-to use energy, specifically the fossil fuels. In spite of providing comfort conditions for human life, too much use of these energy resources can cause the pollution and destruction of environment. The result is the threatening of the environment and the continuity of life on the...
journal article 2012
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Jin, S. (author), Crul, M.R.M. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
This paper, written for the doctoral colloquium of IASDR 2011, calls for explicit consideration of ethics and culture in design for emerging economies. A theoretical framework combining collaborative stakeholder approaches with insider-outsider dialectics is proposed as a way to operationalize the ethical element of sustainable development...
conference paper 2011
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Dekolo, S.O. (author), Oduwaye, A.O. (author)
Lagos has assumed the Megacity status and it is projected to have its population doubled in the first quarter of this century. The Megacity has extended beyond the administrative boundary of the state, which is also one of the fastest growing urban agglomerations in the world. Information is the most vital component of urban management; however,...
conference paper 2011
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Papargyropoulou, E. (author), Preece, C. (author), Padfield, R. (author), Abdullah, A.A. (author)
The Malaysian construction industry continues to grow, benefiting the country’s economy and providing essential infrastructure. However, this thriving industry is responsible for one of the single largest waste streams in the country. This paper focuses on the current status of waste management in the Malaysian construction sector. It builds on...
conference paper 2011
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Achuthan, A. (author), Dulaimi, M. (author)
The drive for more sustainable built environment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) received a significant boost in the period 2006-2008 supported by new legislations from the government and increased interest from major stakeholder especially municipalities. The absence of locally developed frameworks for evaluating sustainable design of...
conference paper 2011
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Den Heijer, A. (author), Teeuw, P. (author)
Since 2008 new long-term agreements on energy-efficiency have become effective in the Netherlands. Participating organisations of thirty-six sectors have agreed with the Dutch government to make efforts to realise energy-efficiency of 30 percent in the period 2005-2020 and 50 percent - as a guideline - before 2030. Higher education is...
conference paper 2011
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Den Heijer, A. (author), Teeuw, P. (author)
Since 2008 new long-term agreements on energy-efficiency have become effective in the Netherlands. Participating organisations of thirty-six sectors have agreed with the Dutch government to make efforts to realise energy-efficiency of 30 percent in the period 2005-2020 and 50 percent - as a guideline - before 2030. Higher education is...
conference paper 2011
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Lozano, R. (author), Lukman, R. (author), Lozano, F.J. (author), Huisingh, D. (author), Zilahy, G. (author)
Since the 1972 Stockholm Conference, many Sustainable Development declarations, charters, and partnerships have been developed, both in the overall societal context and within higher education frameworks. This paper addresses two issues: (1) a comparison of the development of sustainable development initiatives in society and in universities and...
conference paper 2010
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Ashford, N.A. (author)
Scholars and professionals committed to fostering sustainable development have urged a re-examination of the curriculum and restructuring of research and teaching in institutions of higher learning. This paper begins by discussing an expansive definition of sustainable development that includes economic, environmental, and employment concerns...
conference paper 2010
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Johansson, K. (author), Gluch, P. (author)
The Swedish building sector has for a long time struggled with the difficulty to create and share new knowledge. Within the sector, groups of professionals have been found to only share knowledge with members of their network, not with those they consider to be outsiders. As an attempt to unite different views and professional groupings, an...
conference paper 2010
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Zwarteveen, J.W. (author), Blom, E.M. (author), Vastbinder, B. (author), Brezet, H. (author)
A modern engineer is more than a technical specialist. Training an integral engineer requires education in non-technical skills, including social and ethical aspects. Therefore, Delft University of Technology (DUT) introduced sustainable development and entrepreneurship into its bachelor and master programs. The university of the future is...
conference paper 2010
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Hallstedt, S. (author), Thompson, A. (author)
The results of unsustainable product innovation are evident worldwide. Products and their usage contribute to global sustainability problems. Companies building competence in innovation for sustainability will therefore gain competitive advantages in the evolving sustainability-driven market at the same time as sustainability is a driving force...
conference paper 2010
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Zwarteveen, J.W. (author), Blom, E.M. (author), Vastbinder, B. (author), Brezet, J.C. (author)
A modern engineer is more than a technical specialist. Training an integral engineer requires education in non-technical skills, including social and ethical aspects. Therefore, Delft University of Technology (DUT) introduced sustainable development and entrepreneurship into its bachelor and master programs. The university of the future is...
conference paper 2010
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Den Heijer, A.C. (author), Teeuw, P.G. (author), Aalbers, K.P.M. (author)
Since 2008 long-term agreements on energy efficiency have become effective in the Netherlands. Participating organisations of forty-six sectors have agreed with the Dutch government to make efforts to realise energy efficiency of 30 percent in the period 2005- 2020 and 50 percent - as a guideline - before 2030. Higher education is represented...
conference paper 2010
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