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0-impact built environment

Interview in NRC newspaper

Just a few weeks ago I was interviewed by Paul Luttikhuis for the national Newspaper NRC. He creatively ‘summarized’ my book ( People vs Resources) into 6 limitations and discussed the issues with me. The first one is probably the most important one, and well re-phrased by Luttikhuis as: “the question is not how to…
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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: Doorzagen nr 21 and nr 22 2. 2 The Fixers -vlog How can we fix major problems in teh built environment? Is a video blog…
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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. Delighted with the results, and I hope it can grow awareness of the crucial role land plays in sustaining our life. The leaflet , authored…
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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 energy delivered, but what about some specific cultivations ? This research develops a methodology to assess cultivations separately , possibly to be combined for the…
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new report: 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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