(re)CYCLE Limburg 2 , A co-design approach for transforming public spaces in Kerkrade West.

In a moment of socio-economical and urban transition processes taking place in Europe, an increasing number of cities and territories are today facing population decline and its consequences. Population decline is indeed associated to widespread issues: unemployment, declining of property values, fragmentation of the urban environment, lack of participation in the city and neighbourhood life. […]

Are energy decisions about energy?

Research shows that buildings should use 80% less energy in 2050 to counter climate change and to reduce dependence on fossil fuels [1, 2]. To achieve this in the Netherlands, 75% of the Dutch houses should be renovated [3] with a pace of 300,000 houses each year [2]. This can be achieved by one-off energy […]

Circular (de) construction in the Superlocal project.

Worldwide, the concept of the circular economy is gaining momentum. Different strategies are investigated for the construction industry to become circular as it is a major player concerning resource consumption, both energy and material related. One of these strategies focusses on qualitative re-use of building components and building materials. To assess the circularity of different […]

Decided or Divided? An empirical analysis of the decision-making process of Dutch homeowners for energy renovation measures.

The pace at which energy renovations are made to the existing housing stock must increase if the Netherlands is to reach the energy goals outlined in the nation’s climate mitigation policy. In this paper, this challenge is addressed by introducing a novel integrative model for a private homeowner’s decision-making process concerning energy renovation measures. The […]