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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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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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Article on recycling published

Just published: (in Dutch) article on the impact of recycling, often negelected. In : tijdschrift “Milieu” nr 8 december 2015 see http://vvm.info/ A english language version of the article can be found here, in 2 parts: http://ronaldrovers.nl/?p=31 

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COP21 survey for Sustainable Built environments

iiSBE , the international initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment, has developed a survey to solicit views from our key members and contacts on the possible measures to reduce the impact of the built environment on climate change. Its contributed in several ways to the COP21 meetings in Paris. iiSBE is the only independent organization…
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