The influences of urban morphology on the average temperature of Rotterdam city – S. Janssen

With summers becoming warmer, we need more energy to keep the cities liveable. Isn’t it more wisely to understand the effects of our current city environment, so we can protect ourselves against the unbearable city climate we have created? With GPS and temperature data of the Rotterdam city the effects

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Energy control in the dwelling market – M. Marczinski

This research consists of two different case-studies. The first case-study investigates the effects of a maximal improvement of the dwelling bounded energy label, and the second case-study investigates the effects of the implementation of PV systems on the complete suitable roof area of the dwelling stock of Eindhoven. Full text

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The benefits of district heating in the Netherlands – J. Glas

The energy sector will change radically in the next years. The implementation of renewable energy sources will be fundamental. The implementation will ask for changes in political, organizational and in financial ways. The oil/gas based energy supply will change to a renewable one. What are the main characteristics of the

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Justification for setting up and continuing energy projects – J. van Hoven

In the past decade the average Dutch housing costs for tenants increased. This increase is almost completely attributable to the higher energy costs. The Dutch government, Aedes and the Woonbond wishes to keep the housing costs manageable. And, intend to manage the housing costs by promoting energy savings in the

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Community Investment, an ‘option’ to consider – M. Looije

To develop a more sustainable district; two major systems need to be changed; more renewable energy generation and increasing the efficiency of current real estate. On this moment, no real investment is made due to a split-incentive by both systems. In this research a solution is searched by the developing the

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The value of geothermal energy under scenarios – E. Alfrink

Heating related energy consumption constitutes the greatest part of the total energy consumption in the Netherlands. However, the heating demand is mainly met by natural gas and only a small part is provided from renewable resources. Besides the emission of greenhouse gasses, this fossil fuel will also deplete eventually. The

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Complex mixed complex – P. Quirijns

This research provides insight into difficulties encountered by housing associations if they decide to implement energy-saving measures in building complexes inhabited by tenants as well as owner-occupiers. The urgency of this topic is high considering the effects on the environment, the rising energy prices and the increasing number of these

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Design guidelines to prevent downdraught – S. Timmers

Consulting engineers are in search for applicable design guidelines to prevent down draught in newbuiltand renovated buildings.Downdraught is the air flow close to a cold surface, resulting from density differences between warm and cold air(buoyancy forces). Assuming a conservative design in practice, there is a possibility of wasting materials and

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Strijp-S, playing the game of energy neutral urban redevelopment – R. van den Berg

This paper deals with stakeholders’ decisions within energy neutral urban redevelopment processes. The decisions of these stakeholders during the process will make or break energy neutral ambitions. An extensive form of game theory gave insight in the behavioural differences of stakeholders regarding energy neutral ambitions and changing legislation. This paper

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The rebound effect – R. Adrians

This project provides insight into indications of rebound effects on the Dutch housing market. A categorization has been made of behavioural actions and purchases that can indicate direct respectively indirect rebound effects. The results show that it is likely that rebound effects are present among occupants that moved to low

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Design of an affordable and sustainable house concept for the Netherlands – M. Senel & F. Nijenmanting

This research handles the analysis and design of sustainable and affordable house concepts in the Netherlands, focusing on the row house typology. Sustainability is defined based on 6 value domains and an assessment method is used which is able to combine all topics of interest. Each topic is analyzed based

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Greening of gray buildings – M. Kraaij

This paper is about the growing vacancy on the Dutch office market and to what extent offices are suitable for getting successfully back on the office market through green renovation. This paper describes the results of literature research into vacancy, causes of vacancy, preferences of office users and the quality aspects

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Smart grids in Eindhoven: an exploration – B. Brouwers

The energy sector is undergoing some fundamental changes. The implications of smart grid technology for electricity grids are as yet unknown. This paper presents the results of a graduation research project exploring developments in smart grids carried out at Endinet. A general exploration constitutes the first phase of the project.

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