A Cradle to cradle (C2C) decision support model for the development of mixed functional areas

A.G.W.J. Proveniers, B. Vries, de, D.P.M. Collas, B. Advokaat, I. Nieuwenhuijsen

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Designers and engineers are facing a challenge in their roles: to integrate the new Cradle To Cradle Philosophy in their practice, to develop C2C plans and to justify that the plan is C2C. In this paper the focus is on energy production and -consumption. Secondly, the focus is on urban area development, including the following functions: houses, offices, industry and greenhouses. There is a trend towards this type of functional mixture because they allow interesting new energy combinations. Traditionally energy systems are chosen after the main design decisions are made. Instead a model has been developed that can support the decision making process including the energy aspects at the start of the project. The model calculates what the total remaining energy demand is (if there is any) and it gives suggestions on how to resolve this energy shortage. The model utilizes reference data on energy consumption/production for buildings and energy systems. The model supports easy manipulation of the entered building function division, C2C ambition levels, the energy performance level and so on. With this model one can check if C2C goals can actually be realized within the plan area. An application of the model is illustrated by a Case Study. Finally some preliminary experiences are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanging Roles: New roles, New challenges
EditorsH. Wamelink, M. Prins, R. Geraedts
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Delft
ISBN (Print)978-90-9024641-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventChanging Roles: New Roles and New Challenges (CR09) - Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Oct 20099 Oct 2009


ConferenceChanging Roles: New Roles and New Challenges (CR09)
Abbreviated titleCR 09
CityNoordwijk aan Zee


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