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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 was (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). He currently is active in national societies (ISIAQ.nl, TVVL).

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

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
Thermal comfort

Contaminant removal efficiency, ontwerpparameter in cleanrooms

Molenaar, P. C. A., Loomans, M., Joosten, P. H. J. & Kort, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : C2MGZN. 2019, 1, p. 8-11 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Demand controlled filtration, a high potential energy savings measure for cleanrooms?

Molenaar, P. C. A., Loomans, M., Joosten, P. H. J. & Kort, H., 1 Nov 2019, In : REHVA Journal. 2019, 5, p. 54-57 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Potential energy
Energy conservation
Drug products

Energiebesparing in cleanrooms: is ventilatie het laaghangend fruit?

Loomans, M., Molenaar, P. C. A., Joosten, P. H. J. & Kort, H., 1 Nov 2019, In : TVVL Magazine. 2019, 7, p. 22-25 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

energy saving


B.J. Max prijs

Marcel Loomans (Recipient), 2000

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional


Energy and Buildings - 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


TVVL Penning (Medal)

Marcel Loomans (Recipient), 9 Apr 2019

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


Activities 2005 2019

Onderzoek doen aan de Eindhoven University of Technology

Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Speaker)
14 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkPopular


Healthy Buildings, the holy grail...

Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Speaker)
9 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional


TVVL Magazine (Journal)

Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Overheating in nearly zero energy dwellings - Oververhitting in BENG woningen

Marcel Loomans (Speaker)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

TVVL, Dutch Society for Building Services (External organisation)

Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Member)
1 Jan 2017

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeProfessional


BPS masterproject Design

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Masterproject BPS A Research

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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


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


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


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