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project advies: energieneutraal – klimaatneutraal – systeemneutraal – (=circulair)

In een recent project is bovenstaande driedeling in ambities  ontwikkeld en uitgewerkt. Vanwege de  nodige vragen hierover,  is er een korte toelichting geschreven. toelichting e-k-s neutraal – circulair bouwen okt 2016 rorovers Geïnteresseerd? : Een lezing of workshop met uw medewerkers met vele voorbeelden en keuzedilemmas , om dit verder toe te lichten of uit…
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new book reviews

Two new books have been reviewed, its: The well tempered city , Jonathan Rose, 2016 ** .and The economic growth engine , Ayres et all, 2009 How energy and work drive material prosperity *** .

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Housing corporation award jury

At the National Dutch congress “Sustainable built” , a award will be given to housing corporation with the most creative approach regarding climate change.  As member of the jury I was asked to give a a impression of the implications of  climatechange ambitions.  It has been published as a column on the conference website (in…
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Retrofit: Energy-saving or energy-generation?

Just published : our research into the optimal balanced materials package for 0-energy building retrofiit, ZEB . As previous exploring research already showed regarding renovation for row house: better insulate less and add some more PV panels. (B in left graph) . In other words, passivehouse is not the optimal choice from materials perspective in…
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Participating in PhD defense at TU Berlin

Living in cities has the risk of being trapped when systems fail: how to survive? Cities have faded away from their resource base, and consume far above the carrying capacity of their regions , and combined, beyond that of the earth. How to address this ? Katleen deFlander did her research just on this issue,…
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