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“I see users of buildings as the most important assets of buildings. The value, including the financial value, of Health, Comfort and Productivity of users outweighs the building and running costs by far. Therefore, the user should be our prime point-of-attention!”

Research profile

Marcel Loomans is assistant professor in the group Building Performance in the Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven university of Technology (TU/e). His areas of expertise include building technology, environmental studies, indoor environment, building physics, computational fluid dynamics, sustainable energy and performance based building. His research interests focus on the performance of the indoor environment (mainly thermal and air quality), as well in the design as in-use phase. As it is very much multidisciplinary, this topic needs close collaboration. It touches on several fields of expertise.

Indoor environmental quality in health care environments (from the operating theatre to patient rooms) has been investigated, as have the sleeping environment in dwellings and spatial and temporal transients that users undergo when using buildings in real-life, to name bust a a few examples. Real-life in-situ assessment, combining physical sensors and the human sensor (perception and/or physiological) is another area of attention.

Academic background

Marcel Loomans obtained his PhD on the topic of indoor air flow (measurement and simulation) in 1998. He continued his work at the Dutch Applied Research Institute TNO and returned to TU/e in 2006. He has participated in several national and international projects related to these topics and has been or is advisor of more than 50 final year MSc students and 5 PhD students. Marcel has authored or co-authored more than 25 scientific journal papers, more than 75 academic conference contributions and more than 40 professional publications.

Marcel is currently (7/2016-7/2018) president of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He is a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Building and Environment and Energy and Buildings and was president of the ISIAQ international Healthy Building 2015 Europe conference (Eindhoven May 18-20th 2015).

External positions

Project leader/Research engineer, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research - TNO

1 Oct 19981 May 2006

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Research Output 1996 2019

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

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Thermal comfort

Monitoren van werknemersproductiviteit in kantoren

Thoen, H. M. J., Roelofsen, P., Mishra, A. K., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Hoes, P. & Hensen, J. L. M., 1 Feb 2019, In : TVVL Magazine. 01, p. 30-34 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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Employees
Productivity
Office buildings
Climate
Employers

Thermal comfort in operating theatres for different types of ventilation systems

Jacobs, I. M., Loomans, M., Hensen Centnerová, L., Krombeen, M. & Kort, H., 1 Mar 2019, In : REHVA Journal. 2019, February, p. 34-39 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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Theaters
Thermal comfort
Ventilation
Air quality

Thermisch comfort in operatiekamers met diverse systemen

Jacobs, I. M., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Hensen Centnerová, L., Krombeen, M. & Kort, H. S. M., Feb 2019, In : TVVL Magazine. 2019, 1, p. 25-29 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access
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Theaters
Thermal comfort
Operating rooms
Air quality
Ventilation
1 Citation (Scopus)

A systematic approach to assessing indoor air quality of long term care facilities

te Kulve, M., Loomans, M. G. L. C., Huisman, E. R. C. M. & Kort, H. S. M., 8 Feb 2018, In : Gerontechnology. 16, 4, p. 224-238 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Indoor Air Pollution
Long-Term Care
Air quality
Communicable Diseases
Dementia

Prizes

B.J. Max prijs

Marcel Loomans (Recipient), 2000

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Energy and Building - Best research paper 2008-2017

Pieter-Jan Hoes (Recipient), Jan Hensen (Recipient), Marcel Loomans (Recipient), Bauke de Vries (Recipient) & D. Bourgeois (Recipient), 9 Jan 2019

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

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TVVL Penning (Medal)

Marcel Loomans (Recipient), 9 Apr 2019

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

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Gold

Activities 2005 2018

Overheating in nearly zero energy dwellings - Oververhitting in BENG woningen

Marcel Loomans (Speaker)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Healthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015

Marcel Loomans (Organiser)
18 May 201520 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Guest RWTH Aachen – EON Energy Research Center – Insitute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate, ,

Marcel Loomans (Participant)
1 Apr 20131 Jul 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

2nd Online Webex seminar - Perfection, June 15, 2011

Marcel Loomans (Keynote speaker)
15 Jun 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

Research Day 2011: Beyond Building!, Eindhoven University of Technology

Marcel Loomans (Speaker)
21 Apr 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Courses

BPS masterproject Design

1/09/15 → …

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Masterproject BPS A Research

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Course

Student theses

A computational model for evaluating a district heating system using a biomass heat source and thermal energy storage

Author: Soons, F., 31 Aug 2014

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Nguyen, H. (Supervisor 2), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2), Bynum, J. (Supervisor 2), Torrens Galdiz, J. (Supervisor 2) & Schrevel, R. D. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Adaptive thermal comfort in primary school classrooms: creating and validating PMV based comfort charts

Author: ter Mors, S., 31 Dec 2010

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2) & Boerstra, A. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

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Additionele renovatie 't Hool: studie naar een energie-efficiënte wijk

Author: Rademaker, W., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: Lichtenberg, J. (Supervisor 1), Swagten, J. (Supervisor 2) & Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A local ventilation system for operating theatres: an experimental parameter and full-scale study on the performance of an alternative ventilation system

Author: de Visser, I., 28 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Kort, H. (Supervisor 1), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2), van der Sanden, N. (Supervisor 2), Noor, R. J. (External person) (External coach), Burgmeijer, E. (External person) (External coach) & van Wieren, P. (External person) (External coach)

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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