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light poles: materials impact

Some time ago we were asked to compare light poles of different materials for their impact, expressed in Embodied land, following the MAXergy methodology. The results are summarized in the blog on ronaldrovers.com in english (.nl for Dutch) and the report can be downloaded here ( in dutch): light pole report

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Webinar Heruitvinden GO

Recent mocht ik een webinar verzorgen voor de installatiewereld , via TVVL. Dat ging over het heruitvinden van de gebouwde omgeving, en vooral de rol van installaties daarin. Dat zouden er eerder minder dan meer moeten worden…. Het webinar is hier terug te kijken: https://tvvlconnect.nl/nieuws/113-bekijk-tvvl-webinar-heruitvinden-van-de-gebouwde-omgeving-terug

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1st copy book presented

Last wednesday ( March 24 2021) , the 1st copy of my new book , Form Follows Fysics, was virtually handed over to Michiel Ritzen, chairing the ‘CrossingBoundaries’ Conference ! The conference was part of the SBE series, and focussed at Circular building. More on the conference: https://www.crossingboundaries2021.nl/ More info on #FormFollowsFysics -Reinventing our Built…
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In the news 2020:

radio interviews brainport radio (Eindhoven regional radio): https://www.patreon.com/posts/people-versus-38270667 business radio (Dutch): https://www.bc1.nl/aan-de-keukentafel-in-gesprek-met-ronald-rovers/ Vroege Vogels (Early Birds-national radio nature program (Dutch): https://www.nporadio1.nl/vroege-vogels/uitzendingen/1517744-2020-12-06 minuut 16.30 interviews Cobouw, (National newspaper for building sector) (Dutch): https://www.cobouw.nl/duurzaamheid/nieuws/2020/08/vlees-eten-is-desastreus-de-huidige-manier-van-bouwen-ook-101287505 plus youtube het interview (in Dutch): bewust bodemgebruik (Ambassador for soil/land restoration foundation)(Dutch): https://bewustbodemgebruik.nl/actueel/aardse-held-ronald-rovers/ tijdschrift artikelen: Carbon budget, (journal paper): https://journal-buildingscities.org/articles/10.5334/bc.47/ Landschap :…
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COP22 : CO2 budgets and buildings

The past week I could participate in COP22 during Buildings Day, with a presentation on the consequences of the Paris agreement for the buildings and the building sector. We have a maximum budget of 800 GT CO2 that can be emitted before the 2 degree threshold is passed, and what should the building sector do…
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