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van Lierde, Simon (author)
Despite The Hague's historically mild climate, it is experiencing rising temperatures and more frequent heatwaves, resulting in a growing demand for space cooling. However, there is a significant gap in research and sustainable policies to address this demand in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. While studies have examined the...
master thesis 2024
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Khosravi, M. (author), Huber, Benjamin (author), Decoussemaeker, Antoon (author), Heer, Philipp (author), Smith, Roy S. (author)
Model Predictive Control can cope with conflicting control objectives in building energy managements. In terms of user satisfaction, visual comfort has been proven in several studies to be a crucial factor, however thermal comfort is typically considered the only important aspect. Besides human well-being, visual comfort strongly impacts the...
journal article 2024
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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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MADABHUSHI, ANEESHA (author)
Our planet is currently facing significant challenges such as overpopulation, climate change, and resource depletion, leading to severe environmental degradation. The construction industry, in particular, has played a major role in aggravating these issues. The increase in carbon emissions has contributed to rising global temperatures,...
master thesis 2023
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Hanabe Kemparaju, Nikhil (author)
This research investigates the assessment of thermal resilience in buildings with passive systems during heat waves using innovative computational methods. The study emphasizes the importance of resilient buildings in the face of rising temperatures and explores the concepts of thermal comfort and thermal resilience. A thorough review of...
master thesis 2023
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Kantawala, Naeem (author)
The Netherlands aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 49% before 2030, with the built environment contributing 15% of these emissions largely due to the heavy reliance on natural gas to meet space heating demands. To phase out natural gas, alternatives such as heat pumps and district heat networks are being considered. However, adapting...
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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Tzoutzidis, Nathanail (author)
Climate change and extreme heat are critical issues which have been faced all over the world. Consequently, designers strive to monitor and assess the performance of facades by developing environmental assessments at the early design stages, since design changes do not require many resources. Rapid urban expansion in many parts of the world is...
master thesis 2023
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Yüksel, Serhan (author)
Occupants are often unaware of window opening strategies that can enhance their well-being and reduce energy consumption. Window feedback systems that indicate when to manually operate a window have become a strategy for enhancing the indoor climate, occupant’s satisfaction and energy efficiency. These systems are recognized for providing the...
master thesis 2023
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Rajappa, Naveen (author)
The primary objective of this research is to develop an energy management system for the Co-creation center (CCC) that maximizes the use of passive energy sources while maintaining indoor thermal comfort. Passive energy sources have the potential to significantly reduce the energy consumption of the building. However, to achieve optimal energy...
master thesis 2023
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Ding, Er (author), Zhang, D. (author), Hamida, A.B. (author), Garcia Sanchez, C. (author), Jonker, Lotte (author), de Boer, Annemarijn R. (author), Bruijning, Patricia C.J.L. (author), Linde, Kimberly J. (author), Wouters, Inge M. (author), Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of ventilation was widely stressed and new protocols of ventilation were implemented in school buildings worldwide. In the Netherlands, schools were recommended to keep the windows and doors open, and after a national lockdown more stringent measures such as reduction of occupancy were introduced. In...
journal article 2023
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Hu, Yan (author), Liu, Zhengxuan (author), Ai, Zhengtao (author), Zhang, Guoqiang (author)
Ventilative cooling is an energy-saving technology to diminish thermal discomfort and overheating risk of buildings, meanwhile achieving high indoor air quality (IAQ). However, there is still no optimal control strategy in practice, which considerably limits its application. This study developed a typical office building model to evaluate the...
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Roelofsen, C.P.G. (author), Vink, P. (author)
For the sake of energy and cost savings, it is sometimes necessary to maintain the indoor climate in a room at conditions that deviate from optimal thermal comfort. More important than thermal sensation is how a change in conditions will affect the thermal acceptability of a space and whether the percentage of people who are (dis)satisfied with...
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Dartevelle, Olivier (author), van Moeseke, Geoffrey (author), Masy, Gabrielle (author), Mlecnik, E. (author), Altomonte, Sergio (author)
Among environmental controls, solar shading and ventilative cooling are widely considered as key passive strategies for limiting the overheating risks in buildings. While their application is encouraged through Energy Performance of Buildings Directive regulations, several studies have shown that summer thermal comfort in heating-dominate...
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Tjeerdsma, Michiel (author)
Reducing greenhouse emissions can be achieved by better insulating buildings. However, wall thickness increases significantly if conventional insulation materials are used. Conventional vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) offer a solution to this problem. VIPs have potential, but can not compete with conventional insulation materials due to their...
master thesis 2022
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Faisal, Irum (author)
One of the major risks to our planet today is climate change, which is a problem that worries people all over the world. There is a rise in global temperature levels and greenhouse gas emissions. The building industry has a huge share in this aspect. The current built environment accounts for almost 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2...
master thesis 2022
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Smit, Nienke (author)
To prepare the housing stock for the transition to collective, low-temperature heating, minimal renovation strategies for the integration of low-temperature heating and optimal comfort are studied within this research for various single-family housing typologies. Renovation measures on the building and installation scale were considered for the...
master thesis 2022
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Wang, Kwan-Lin (author)
The building environment has high energy consumption and carbon emission which contributes to the rapid climate change. The changing climate condition not only impacts the natural environment but also our habitation. To improve the building performance in both energy and indoor comfort, performance-based design is commonly applied in...
master thesis 2022
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Abbassi, Annasophie (author)
In current times sustainability is a major priority in the building industry which contributes largely to country’s total energy consumption. Additionally, educational buildings make up a large part of building stocks around the world and these buildings are responsible for large part of energy consumption especially by heating, cooling, and...
student report 2022
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Ulusoy, Taner (author)
With the already happening governmental regulations(The Netherlands), an increase in consumer price of natural gas is noticeable. With COVID-19 and now the war in Ukraine energy resources are becoming increasingly expensive. 90 percent Dutch houses are heated with gas. Based on the energy consultant, gas supplies an average to 9769 kWh of energy...
master thesis 2022
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