• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

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

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

Building Services aims to design future proof buildings with minimal renewable energy usage by seamlessly integrating building services with building design.

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Designing efficiently healthy, comfortable indoor environments with minimal renewable energy usage

Organisational profile

Building Services (BA) is a research group of the Building Physics and Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The main educational and research theme for the group is the seamless integration of the building services with design of building. The focus is on developing design methods and adapting building services technology to ensure buildings can efficiently cater to current and future requirements, which are susceptible to fast changes.

The building sector is responsible for around 40% of total energy consumption in European countries, offering vast scope for savings. People spend about 90% of their lives in buildings and their behavior can significantly influence this energy consumption. The combination of expertise surrounding buildings, with a focus on energy, comfort and health aspects of the indoor and outdoor environment, is unique. Traditional building process control lack real time input from occupant preferences and ‘human-in-the-loop’ strategies can help manage individualized comfort needs in the most efficient way. Research is carried out in the dedicated laboratory as well as in real life situations and predicting human thermal responses and understanding human thermoregulation reactions in different office building environmental conditions are essential.

The group identifies two main research directions:

  • The concept of ‘Individual’ comfort system whereby each occupant has control over local climate. This localized control has to be integrated in overall control at room or building level. Focus point will be on school ventilation, as in 75% of the schools the indoor conditions are far from optimal.
  • Development of a Distributed Building Energy Management System. The multi-level approach adopted by the group provides good cooperation opportunities with smart power grids and local sustainable power sources. Special focus is the energy flexibility of buildings.

Key research topics include:

  • Building Energy Management Systems 
  • Thermal comfort and optimal personalized control
  • Commissioning and Big Data analysis

There is cooperation with Electrical Energy Systems from the Department of Electrical Engineering of TU/e and the Centre for Mathematics and Informatics (CWI) Amsterdam  in the domain of Intelligent Buildings and Smart Grid.

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Profiles

Photo of Basar Bozkaya
20142019
Photo of Christian Finck
20152018
Photo of Lada Hensen Centnerová

Lada Hensen Centnerová

Person: UD : Assistant Professor

20002019

Research Output 1979 2019

Carrying capacity based environmental impact assessment of Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Ritzen, M. J., Houben, J. J. M., Rovers, R., Vroon, Z. A. E. P. & Geurts, C. P. W., 1 Feb 2019, In : Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 31, p. 212-220 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Environmental impact assessments
Recycling
Environmental impact
Life cycle
Bamboo
Office buildings
Heating
Energy conservation
Thermal comfort
Thermal energy

Intermittent conditioning of library archives: Microclimate analysis and energy impact

Kompatscher, K., Kramer, R. P., Ankersmit, B. & Schellen, H. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Building and Environment. 147, p. 50-66 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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microclimate
conditioning
energy
climate
climate conditions

Prizes

KIC-Innoenergy Master Scholarship

Shalika Walker (Recipient), Sep 2014

Recognition: OtherFellowships & membershipsScientific

Education

Activities 2014 2018

Towards Robust Low-Energy Houses

Juliette D. Bekkering (Examiner)
4 Sep 2018

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific

4th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and4th Generation District Heating,

Shalika W. Walker (Participant)
13 Nov 201814 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceProfessional

Slimme Wijk

Masi Mohammadi (Speaker), E.S.M. Nelissen (Speaker), Paula Nelissen (Chair)
2 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Student theses

ATES system HTC: analysing ATES operation as first step towards a Smart Thermal Grid at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Author: Ziel, K., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Zeiler, W. (Supervisor 1), Boxem, G. (Supervisor 2) & Bozkaya, B. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Automated two-way coupled CFD fire and thermomechanical FE analyses of a self-supporting sandwich panel façade system

Author: de Boer, J., 26 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Hofmeyer, H. (Supervisor 1), Maljaars, J. (Supervisor 2) & van Herpen, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Design of a smart occupancy agent that provides information about the number of people in a room

Author: Keune, R., 30 Jan 2018

Supervisor: Zeiler, W. (Supervisor 1), Boxem, G. (Supervisor 2) & Labeodan, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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