• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of the Built Environment

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Preservation of energy and limitation of the environmental impact while providing a healthy and comfortable indoor and outdoor environment are essential requirements for the built environment.

Highlighted phrase

Enabling meaningful sustainability innovation through building physics and services research 

Organisational profile

The Building Physics & Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) looks beyond energy-neutral and climate-neutral buildings. The aim is to generate new knowledge and to integrate and develop design methods that lead to a sustainable, healthy, comfortable and productive indoor and outdoor environment. The goals is to support truly sustainable habitats with energy generation near the end user, combined with energy storage and smart control technologies and designing and operating buildings and built environments that are sustainable, healthy and comfortable.

This can only be achieved by a holistic approach to tackling the complexity of the problems at hand. The common long-term vision within the BPS research program is articulated as follows: “World-class excellent research in the different disciplines in Building Physics & Services to strongly contribute to a healthy, comfortable and sustainable indoor and outdoor built environment, taking into account economical, ecological and energetic constraints”.

BPS works across six interdepartmental research areas: Building Acoustics, Building Lighting, Building Materials, Building Performance, Building Physics (including Urban Physics and Building Physics of Monuments) and Building Services (including Integral Design)
Research is focused on:
- Building physics: experimental, theoretical and numerical modeling of physical aspects in the indoor and outdoor environment and the building envelope (heat, air and moisture transfer, wind, light and acoustics, building behavior simulation, systems, components and materials)
- The design process related to sustainable buildings.

The mission of the research program is to contribute to research in the built environment in the field of Building Physics & Building Services in several areas:
- scientific: fundamental and applied research; design and testing of solutions in prototypes, models, simulation and systems in practice
- societal: focus on sustainability and comfort in a broad sense
- knowledge dissemination to building designers and practitioners
- information and communication technology: development of modern design tools
- synergy and interaction between education, research and practice.

Research yields scientific results that contribute to the understanding and knowledge of physical behavior of buildings and environments and of Integral Building Design (processes). The BPS research is concerned with the development of tools for the analysis, design and conservation of a high-quality indoor and outdoor environment, in which energy efficiency, health, comfort and sustainability are key research topics. The program also provides knowledge to the building industry and engineering consultancy firms.

Research is organized as a network of collaborators within a common BPS research program with a single strategic mission. Synergy between research groups is essential to cover the interdisciplinary challenges that arise from the complexity of the built environment. In recent years, BPS has increasingly taken a leading role in energy, health and sustainability related programs, assuming roles in the Eindhoven Energy Institute, the 4TU (4l Universities of Technology) Focus point ‘Bouw’ (Built Environment) and the International Urban Physics Research Schools.

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Profiles

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Muhammad Ahmed

Person: Prom. : doctoral candidate (PhD)

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Projects 2015 2021

DYNKA - DYNamisch licht en binnenklimaat voor KAntoren

de Kort, Y., Smolders, K., Kompier, M., de Kort, Y., Zeiler, W., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Croes, S., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Vereggen - Tielemans, T.

1/01/1831/12/21

Project: Research direct

OptiLight

Linnartz, J., Bonarius, J., de Kort, Y., Smolders, K., Vogels, I., Peeters, S., Dangol, R., Kruisselbrink, T., Ozcelebi, T., Eijkemans, C., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & de Kort, Y.

1/11/1631/10/20

Project: Research direct

TtT: Tools to tackle environmental health problems

Eijkemans, C., Hornikx, M., Klein, C., Klein, C., Trikootam, S., van Dorst, K. & Pagan Munoz, R.

1/12/1531/12/20

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1975 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A comparison of lighting control strategies for open offices

Lashina, T., van der Vleuten-Chraibi, S., Despenic, M., Shrubsole, P., Rosemann, A. & van Loenen, E., 1 Feb 2019, In : Building and Environment. 149, p. 68-78 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

work environment
Lighting
resetting
lighting
office

Actimetry for estimating occupant activity levels in buildings: A step toward optimal and energy-efficient indoor conditioning

Mishra, A. K., Loomans, M. G. L. C. & Kosonen, R., 1 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. 8, 1, p. 67-71 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Thermal comfort

Adaptive façades

Aelenei, D., Aelenei, L., Loonen, R. C. G. M., Perino, M. & Serra, V., 2019, Handbook of Energy Efficiency in Buildings: A Life Cycle Approach. Elsevier, p. 384-411 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Prizes

Annual Peer Review Award 2018

Abdolrahim Rezaeiha (Recipient), 2018

Recognition: OtherScientific

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ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

Jan Hensen (Recipient), 2009

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Award as Top-Cited Author from the ISI Journal Atmospheric Environment for the period 2007-2010.[ranked 4th on total of 2662 published articles in Scopus]

Bert Blocken (Recipient), 2010

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

boundary layer
simulation

Activities 1980 2021

Building and Environment (Journal)

Bert J.E. Blocken (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

9th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications (Event)

Bert Blocken (Member)
20 Jul 202023 Jul 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

Wind and Fluid Engineering Research Center, Niigata Institute of Technology, Japan (External organisation)

Bert J.E. Blocken (Advisor)
1 Jan 202031 Dec 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

Press / Media

(HBvL Newspaper Article) Tijdswinst groter dan gedacht

Bert Blocken

24/07/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

(L'Equipe) La position d'Ewan au sprint est-elle avantageuse?

Bert Blocken

18/07/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

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Active insulation: computational assessment of the performance of a forced convective dynamic insulation system

Author: Koenders, S., 27 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Hensen, J. L. (Supervisor 1), Loonen, R. (Supervisor 2) & de Klijn, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Analyzing the performance gap by identifying its causal factors and quantifying their individual impacts for energy performance contracts

Author: van Heijst, A., 30 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2) & Hoogervorst, C. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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