University of Twente Student Theses


Sustainability enhancement of the new housing estate Boekhorst

Spek, K.H.A. van der (2018) Sustainability enhancement of the new housing estate Boekhorst.

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Abstract:Urban developers often struggle with the question on how to implement sustainability in spatial design. They are looking for specific measures that can be implemented. In this thesis sustainable measures are assessed and proposed for implementation in the new housing estate Boekhorst. The goal of this research is to find achievable measures to implement sustainability in spatial design, with help of the ambitionwebtool. The ambitionwebtool is a model in which different scenarios can be assessed on sustainability. This model contains specific sustainable goals on eight themes: energy, materials, cost and value, space usage, living environment, nature, water and soil. With the help of the sustainable goals, ambitions are set on the themes and requirements are determined. Based on the research goal, the following research question is composed: Which measures can be implemented in the spatial design of Boekhorst, so that the sustainable ambitions are met? To answer this question, first the ambitions for Boekhorst are inventoried in an interview with the architects of Boekhorst. In this interview three scenarios are created in the ambitionweb: 1) the current sustainability ambitionlevel, 2) the required ambitionlevel and 3) the aimed ambitionlevel. For each theme in the ambitionweb, ambitions and goals are determined. After the this is done, measures to satisfy these goals and thus these ambitionlevels are looked for in literature and found in interviews. The found measures are assessed in an multi criteria analysis. Based on the multi criteria analysis an overview of the feasibility of measures is given. The measures that proved to be feasible are coupled to the requirements belonging to the ambitions. This is done in the ambitionwebtool. Here specific goals are set based on the ambitions. The measures that help to meet these goals are coupled to their ambition. The result of this research is a list of measures that can be implemented in the design to meet the set ambitions of scenario 2 and 3. Per scenario, measures are listed that must be implemented to meet the ambitions belonging to these scenarios. Optional measures are listed per theme in another table. These measures can be implemented when, after follow-up studies, it appears that the proposed measures do not meet the goals in the ambitionwebtool. Following studies can focus on which or how many of the proposed measures are needed to meet the goals.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering BSc (56952)
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