Reinventing the built environment

work in progress !!

LECTURES ETC

looking for : food for thought, opening minds, or consequences of our energy and resource use ?

MASTERCLASS/WORKSHOP

In depth and interactive exploring a zero impact built environment, circularity, closing cycles.

CONSULTANCY/RESEARCH

advising, exploring and defining sustainable projects goals, climate neutrality,

Latest News

News updates

1 podcasts: Thomas van Belzen , from the newspaper Cobouw, regularly produces a podcast, discussing latest developments regarding building and construction. I featured a a guest in two of these:[…]

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Leaflet: Embodied Land

The foundation “conscious soil use” , on initiative of Jos Verheul, published a leaflet describing the role of land in closing resource cycles, based on my work on Embodied Land.[…]

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new report: EROI and Embodied Land of potato cultivation

The question was: output in Dutch agriculture is huge, but what about the input? Previous research showed that on average there is 6 times more energy input needed as food[…]

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BOOKS

Latest in bookshop: Form Follows Fysics

We have to reinvent the built environment, and fast…

how to create a 0-impact built environment

Thats the central question with RiBuilT, Research Institute Built environment of Tomorrow.
Find out more on how this can contribute to your research or building project.

RiBuilT activities

public interest

a few examples of the interest in the activities from the past year. A complete overview in the News section under : “in the News”

(video) Interview on ‘circular’

I was interviewed about 0-impact , circular and closing cycles in support of the “circular design certificate program” by the TU/E(English): 

journal Paper CO2 budget

There is a maximum budget of CO2 emissions before we cross the 1,5 or 2 degree climate heating limit. the paper explores how to distribute this budget for the built environment. 

interview: land is our capital

Happy to announce that I was invited to become a ‘Soil Ambassador’. In the interview I put forward Land as the real capital, its where solar energy is converted  in useful resources for mankind: energy, food, materials , (interview in Dutch)

Other information channels

together with collegues from Europe, we explore the consequences of the limited CO2 budgets under the 1,5 and 2 degree scenario

www.buildingscarbonbudget.org
buildings carbon budgets

maximising exergy in the system is the most optimal way to deal with resources. MAXergy is the methodology for this, with Embodied Land as real value.

www.maxergy.org
MAXergy

I report regularly on new insights , findings and dicsussions om my blog pages, in Dutch and in English.

www.ronaldrovers.com
ronald rovers blog

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