About

Centre of Expertise Mission Zero has a clear mission: to create an economy entirely fuelled by sustainable energy and renewable resources and materials. Or rather: to stop using new resources and unsustainable energy. Finding these solutions requires multidisciplinary research. 

That will mean a holistic approach involving the technological, economic, social and administrative realm.

As a driver of sustainable entrepreneurship and living, we conduct practice oriented research. Professors, lecturer-researchers and students tackle current issues. Issues such as ensuring liveable cities by eliminating CO2-emissions and creating opportunities for using waste. Together with our external partners we develop applicable and useful knowledge and tools for the future.

The Centre of Expertise combines the expertise of four research groups: Energy in Transition, Circular Business, Urban Metabolism and Innovation Networks. We look for the common grounds between these fields and make a difference together. This results in a different way of operating. We discover new values, change our perspective of the world and address current issues with today’s knowledge and technology. Focusing on our planet is an inherent part of that. \

Projects

Future Proof Labs

What are the minimum requirements for a good experimental environment in which different stakeholders work in co-creation? And how can creative professionals optimally facilitate these environments and projects? With this project, the Innovation Networks research group is conducting research into effectively setting up and acting in a living lab environment.
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Trashure: Design as catalyst for transitioning from linear to circular

Project goals are increasing awareness about textile consumption and specifically re-appreciating textile waste and enabling commercialization of an accessible product line that uses textile waste as primary resource.
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Next Fashion Retail

The range of sustainable clothing offered by SME multi-brand fashion retailers doesn't sell well. How can SME multi-brand fashion retailers design their customer journey to increase the sales of (more) sustainable clothing? 
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News

Kledingwinkel
26 January 2023

Fashion retailers are the nr. 1 influencers for consumers

Research

If you aim for more consumer awareness about sustainable fashion, you need to support retail entrepreneurs in how they…
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Lectoraat Future Urban Systems
25 January 2023

Research Group Future Urban Systems going at full speed in 2023!

Research

Looking back, 2022 was an exciting year for our research group. Dr. Rizal Sebastian was appointed as professor at The…
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Techathon 2022
25 January 2023

THUAS Students collaborated with FUS to win the 2022 Techathon!

Research

The city of Amersfoort can start working on the Hoefkwartier neighborhood. The municipality was presented with one…
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Team

dr. ir. ing. Sander Mertens

dr. ir. ing. Sander Mertens

Leading lector en Lector Energy in Transition

dr. ir. ing. Sander Mertens
Leading lector en Lector Energy in Transition

In August 2018 Sander was appointed professor of Energy in Transition. In addition to his work as a professor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, he holds a KIVI chair. 

Christine De Lille

dr. ir. Christine De Lille

Lector Innovations Networks

dr. ir. Christine De Lille
Lector Innovations Networks

Christine has been a professor in the Faculty of Business, Finance & Marketing at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 1 September.

dr. Kim Poldner

dr. Kim Poldner

Lector Circular Business

dr. Kim Poldner
Lector Circular Business

Kim has been a professor in the Faculty of Business, Finance & Marketing at The Hague University of Applied Sciences since 1 January 2019.

dr. Rizal Sebastian

dr. Rizal Sebastian

Lector Future Urban Systems

dr. Rizal Sebastian
Lector Future Urban Systems

For Rizal, this starting period focuses on the formulating of a common research vision, and he would like to involve as many people as possible in that endeavour. 

Anja Overdiek

Anja Overdiek

Associate Lector

Tadeo Baldiri Salcedo Rahola

Tadeo Baldiri Salcedo Rahola

Associate Lector

Rolien Blanken

Rolien Blanken

Coördinator

Nathalie van der Voort

Nathalie van der Voort-Remkes

Sr. managementassistent

drs. Bas van den Berg

Bas van den Berg

Onderwijscoördinator

Jolanda Lütteke

Jolanda Lütteke

Onderwijs coördinator

Jolanda Lütteke
Onderwijs coördinator

Jolanda draagt als onderwijs coördinator Mission Zero binnen De Haagse Hogeschool binnen De Haagse Hogeschool bij aan het linken van duurzaamheidsgericht onderzoek aan verschillende opleidingen.

Aniek Draaisma

Bas van den Berg

Onderwijscoördinator

Pascalle van Moorsel

Pascalle van Moorsel

Student-assistent

Joia Boode

Jóia Boode

Student-assistent

Marieke Buisman

Marieke Buisman

Student-assistent

Ju Massaglia

Ju Laclau Massaglia

Student-assistent

Karel Mulder

dr. ir. Karel Mulder

Fellow

Nico Persoon

Nico Persoon

Practor ROC Mondriaan (samenwerking MBO)

Heleen Geerts

Heleen Geerts

Practor ROC Mondriaan/MBO Rijnland

Mirjam Kibbeling

Mirjam Kibbeling

Lector Publieke Inkoop

Mark Mobach

dr. Mark Mobach

Bijzonder Lector Facility Management

dr. Mark Mobach
Bijzonder Lector Facility Management

Since 2013, The Hague University of Applied Sciences has had a partnership with the Hanze and Mark has worked as the head of a research group at THUAS.

Portretfoto Pepijn van Willigenburg

Pepijn van Willigenburg

Business Developer

Publications

Article

IMPACT Magazine

Today more than ever, higher education is finding itself at a crossroad. While the internet is filled with qualitative sources of knowledge, universities can often not provide their students with the...

Article

i-did: social impact through circular business

Teaching formats for both BA/MA students and MBA/PhD students in sustainable entrepreneurship and strategic management are offered in the teaching notes.

Paper

Designing a face mask with a high level of filtration

The problem of single-use personal protective equipment (PPE) made from non-renewable resources polluting the environment encouraged the creation of a circular face mask. The main factors that...

Book

Circular Economy - Challenges and Opportunities for Ethical and Sustainable Business

How can we design circular business models? How can we organize the transition from a linear to a circular economy? And how can we imagine circular futures that help us transform current realities?

Paper

Mission Impact: Higher Education as Catalysts for Sustainability Transformation.

The International Academic Forum provides new perspectives to the thought-leaders and decision-makers of today and tomorrow by offering constructive environments for dialogue and interchange at the...

Article

Economic feasibility of electrical batteries for NZEB row houses in the Netherlands

The total amount of renewable energy produced by a net zero energy building is equal or greater to the total amount of energy used on an annual basis. Net zero energy buildings rely on the energy grid to...

Article

Time Series Building Energy Systems Data Imputation

Completeness of data is vital for the decision making and forecasting on Building Management Systems (BMS) as missing data can result in biased decision making down the line. This study creates a guideline...

Article

Automated energy performance diagnosis of HVAC systems by the 4S3F method

In practice, faults in building installations are seldom noticed because automated systems to diagnose such faults are not common use, despite many proposed methods: they are cumbersome to apply and not...

Article

A Practical Application of DC Droop Control with IoT capabilities

The application of DC grids is gaining more attention in office applications. Especially since powering an office desk would not require a high power connection to the main AC grid but could be...

Article

Design of wind and solar energy supply, to match energy demand

Renewable energy sources have an intermittent character that does not necessarily match energy demand. Such imbalances tend to increase system cost as they require mitigation measures and this is undesirable...

Report

Developing a standardised approach of Asset Lifecycle Information Modelling for Semantic Digital Twins in the built environment

A Digital Twin comprises three key aspects, i.e. data management, integration of expert models, and simulation-based decision-making. This paper focuses on the research challenges regarding data management...

Article

Design of a Cloud-Based Data Platform for Standardized Machine Learning Workflows with Applications to Transport Infrastructure

This paper describes the IBM One-Click Learning (OCL) platform, an ongoing internal effort in IBM Research aimed at providing end-to-end support for the full data science process. The design decisions behind...

Report

Towards European standardization of digitalization approaches for monitoring and safety of bridges and tunnels

This paper reports about preparatory work for future standardization that is carried out through an EU coordination and support action titled IM-SAFE. It focuses on applied digital technologies for...

Report

Requirements for sustainable heat storage in the Zeeheldenkwartier district of The Hague

This report has been written as a part of the The Hague University of Applied Science (THUAS) minor ‘BE SMART. Strategies for smart sustainable cities’. The report is focussing on an important element of the...

Book

Innovating with labs 2.0

This is a book for living lab practitioners and everyone who wants to collaborate and experiment to advance sustainability transitions.

Book

Tools for Future-Proof Labs

In collaboration with Future-Proof Labs, researchers have developed three tools that provide support for multi-stakeholders that are dealing with challenges like miscommunication, differences in values and...

Whitepaper

Evaluating living labs?

Living labs are complex multi-stakeholder collaborations that often employ a usercentred and design-driven methodology to foster innovation. Conventional management tools fall short in evaluating them.

Book

Innovating with labs. That’s how you do it!

The book “Innovating with labs. That’s how you do it!” gives you the practical tools you need to set up a successful living lab together with all stakeholders in your context.