Renovate or new estate? – D. van der Weerdt

Housing corporations are facing a major challenge, the early post-war neighborhoods. They are over 60 years old and are characterized by poor technical quality and a lot of social problems. In order to solve those problems and realizing a more sustainable future two possibilities are possible, renovate or new estate.

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The competitive position of a generation iv nuclear power plant – T. van de Wiel

Nations worldwide encounter energy provision related difficulties like air pollution, fossil fuel availability, reliability and security. The Dutch government set forth its aims in the reliable, affordable and clean policy stressing that the Netherlands should become less reliant on other countries, high prices and polluting fuels. New nuclear power plant

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Supporting tenants’ decisions on energy saving measures – R. Wolters

Housing corporations experience reluctance in tenants to accept energy-saving measures, even when the expected financial outcomes are positive for the tenant. Possibilities to improve the presentation of the proposed energy measures are looked for. Previous research in decision-making suggests that advantages of the measures can be made more prominent to

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Sustainability – does it influence investors’ decision? – C. Kuijstermans

In the indistinct exploration for more sustainable investment in the build environment, this research tries to provide insight in the consideration framework of investors into the office investment decision process. In this research the Analytic Netwwork Process (ANP) is applied to determine the influence of sustainability in the investment decision

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Impact of the energy neutral concept for leisure park investors – T. van Loo

Energy neutral development is one way to coop with the current climate changes and the awareness fur sustainability in the real estate industry. In contrast to the housing and office market, the leisure market is not that far with adopting this sustainable concept. Best feasible techniques for developing an energy neutral recreation unit is to

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Target group clustering for applications of energy effective renovation concerning privately owned dwellings – P. van Loon

In programs for energy effective renovation of dwellings it is hard and still not clear how to select the right target group regarding the dwellings saving potential  (hardware) and decision making private homeowner (software). In this research linear components of different factors and variables of dwellings and their occupants are

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Sustainable Development of Industrial Areas – P. Martens

This paper is about the research that has been done towards the importance of land allocation policy within the sustainable development of industrial areas. In the  theoretical framework industrial areas are explored and factors that contribute towards sustainable development described. Argued is that the policy and governance plays an important

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Private housing within reach – J. Oberdorf

Due to several different developments in the housing market it has become more difficult for medium income households to find an attainable private dwelling with  corresponding mortgage. This has a negative influence on the number of transactions and deteriorates the flow through in the private housing sector. Since a first

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What opportunities is shrinkage offering for sustainability? – D. Smeets

This research investigates the possible offering of opportunities for sustainability in shrinkage areas. The phenomenon shrinkage is elaborated and its meaning for The  Netherlands. The extent of the issue for Parkstad Limburg and Heerlen as a pioneer shows us the effects for the future. The interaction between shrinkage and sustainability

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Sustainable business models for public charging points – W. Vollers

This paper is about the placement and operation of public charging points for electric vehicles. The points are placed in semi-large Dutch municipalities during 2013 to 2015 and operated until 2020. Different costs-, income- and organisation measures are combined in scenarios, showing the financial impact on the budget of the operator.

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Preservation of the existing housing stock of housing associations – F. van den Aker

In de komende vijftien jaar zal de energiemarkt enorm veranderen gedreven door een  toenemende vraag naar energie en tegelijkertijd sterk afnemende voorraden van fossiele brandstoffen. Deze ontwikkelingen zullen leiden tot verdere stijgingen van de energieprijzen. Voor huishoudens met lage inkomens worden hier door getroffen. Woningcorporaties voelen zich steeds meer verantwoordelijk

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The potential of PV panels near road infrastructure in the Netherlands – P. Jochems

Energy from PV panels is considered as very important to decrease the greenhouse gas emissions and leave behind some fossil energy sources for future generations. In the Netherlands space is scarce and not all buildings are suitable for PV. Unused land space or noise barriers near road infrastructure can be used

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Energy Services in the Dutch social housing sector – B. Kroon

De energetische kwaliteit van de meeste sociale huurwoningen voldoet niet aan de huidige eisen, waardoor de woonlasten van veel huurders onnodig hoog zijn. Woningcorporaties moeten investeren om de kwaliteit van hun vastgoedportefeuille te verbeteren, maar kunnen door verscheidene redenen deze kosten moeilijk dekken. Een veelvuldig genoemde oplossing voor woningcorporaties is

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