Coordinator of the Dutch ecosystem supporting the transition towards a vital, circular and energy efficient neighbourhood. Demonstration and validation of how a local, context specific approach and the application of MAPs and local pop-up factories, i.e. the key adoption mechanisms, need to be exploited to sustain the uptake of circular deep-renovation interventions.
Mr. John van Oorschot completed his Master in Architecture, Building and Planning at Eindhoven University of Eindhoven and subsequently his PhD research at the University of Twente in the field of innovation adoption in the housing sector. This research project covers the acceptance and adoption of innovation in the construction industry and in particular aims at identifying the mechanisms which hinder and/or stimulate the uptake of innovation in the residential sector in the Netherlands in order to facilitate change towards sustainable building. Currently John is employed as lecturer and researcher at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands in the field of Circular Building Technology. He participates in various EU projects, i.e. H2020 projects MORE-CONNECT, DRIVE0, LIFE BuildUPSpeed and UIA Super Circular Estate, and various national funded projects like “BIPVT levert mooi energie” and MOOI SFEER. Regarding the LIFE BuildUPSpeed project John is the Dutch eco-system leader (WP5) and expert of the local pop-up factory concept (WP4).
Mrs. Wendy Broers completed her Master in Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Eindhoven, where she specialised in Sustainable Building Technology. She has worked at different public and private organizations as an expert on sustainable buildings and districts. Currently she holds a position at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in Heerlen as a senior researcher and lecturer on sustainable built environments. Furthermore, she is working on her PhD about homeowners’ decision processes regarding residential low-carbon measures, at the Maastricht Sustainability Institute of Maastricht University. She participated in several EU projects in the past, i.e. H2020 Drive 0, IEA Annex 51 on Energy efficient communities, the Ides-EDU project, the Erasmus+ project Eurl3A and the Interreg Modlar project, and also in various national funded projects such as MOOI BIPV(T), Raakpro Window of the Future, EOS LT TRANSEP-DGO , PALET: Parkstad Limburg Energy Transition, the TIORC project, and the TKI Treco home project. Regarding the LIFE BuildUPSpeed project Wendy is an expert on decision processes in the adoption of low-carbon measures (WP2 & 5).