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  • Improvement of the life cycle assessment methodology for dwellings

    Improvement of the life cycle assessment methodology for dwellings

    The aim of this thesis is to improve the environmental life cycle assessment methodology for buildings by incorporating damage to the health of occupants of emissions from building materials and local traffic. It also intends to determine the overall impact reduction by building environmentally improved dwellings. This reduction is referred to as the so-called factor X for dwellings. a methodology has been developed to calculate damages to human ...

  • Morphodynamics of Texel Inlet

    Morphodynamics of Texel Inlet

    Texel inlet, the largest inlet in the Dutch Wadden Sea, has undergone drastic changes in the morphology of its back-barrier basin, ebb-tidal delta and adjacent coastlines after the closure of the Zuiderzee (1926-1932). As a result large sand losses were observed along the adjacent coastlines and still until today the maintenance of this part of the coast is the most intensive of the entire Dutch coast. The processes controlling the sediment ...

  • Open Design, a Stakeholder-oriented Approach in Architecture, Urban Planning, and Project Management

    Open Design, a Stakeholder-oriented Approach in Architecture, Urban Planning, and Project Management

    'As an engineer, I have never seen such a good book on the subject. Apart of some general methods and examples, it contains such jewels as Cassandra information, with very important analysis.' Efim A. Galperin, Honorary Professor of Applied Mathematics and Global Optimization, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada.Open Design refers to a stakeholder-oriented approach in Architecture, Urban Planning, and Project Management, as develo

  • Model Predictive Control on Open Water Systems

    Model Predictive Control on Open Water Systems

    In the research Model Predictive Control on Open Water Systems, the relatively new control methodology Model Predictive Control is configured for application of water quantity control on open water systems, especially on irrigation canals and large drainage systems. The methodology applies an internal model of the open water system, by which optimal control actions are calculated over a prediction horizon. As internal model, two simplified ...

  • Continual Improvement with ISO 14000

    Continual Improvement with ISO 14000

    Environmental issues today have increased in complexity and involve all community sectors. Additionally, they are now more related to products and services. Many customers impose environmental requirements to their suppliers. Future environmental work therefore requires a structured way of working in co-operation with many parties. ISO 14000 series is a set of standards with the aim, through well proven and internationally recognized methods, to ...