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Pieter-Jan Hoes is an assistant professor in the unit Building Physics and Services of the Department of the Built Environment at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Pieter-Jan’s areas of expertise include building technology, building performance simulation, energy in the built environment and the indoor environment.

His research focuses on computational design optimization of high performance buildings (energy, comfort). He is interested in design support methodologies that make use of computational models in an efficient and effective way. These methodologies are based on multi-objective design optimization, uncertainty and scenario analysis and risk analysis. Main topics of interest related to high performance buildings are performance robustness, energy flexibility and occupant behavior influences.

Academic background

Pieter-Jan Hoes obtained his MSc from TU/e in 2007, his thesis on occupant behavior modeling in building performance simulation was published in an international journal. After his graduation, he worked as a building (physics) engineer in industry. Pieter-Jan obtained his PhD from TU/e in in 2014. After finishing his PhD research, he continued in the same chair as post-doctoral researcher and from 2016 as assistant professor. Next to this function, he started as operational manager of the PDEng program Smart Buildings & Cities in 2014. In this capacity, he is responsible for the daily operation of the post-master PDEng designers program Smart Buildings & Cities (SB&C) of the Stan Ackermans Insitute.

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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 706 Citations
  • 26 Article
  • 13 Conference contribution
  • 1 Phd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)
1 Citation (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Assessing the performance potential of climate adaptive greenhouse shells

Lee, C., Hoes, P-J., Costola, D. & Hensen, J., 15 May 2019, In : Energy. 175, p. 534-545 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Energy conservation
16 Downloads (Pure)

Building performance robustness assessment: Comparative study and demonstration using scenario analysis

Kotireddy, R. R., Loonen, R., Hoes, P-J. & Hensen, J., 1 Nov 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 202, 109362, 20 p., 109362.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Environmental impact
2 Citations (Scopus)
27 Downloads (Pure)

Integrating robustness indicators into multi-objective optimization to find robust optimal low-energy building designs

Kotireddy, R. R., Hoes, P. & Hensen, J. L. M., 3 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Building Performance Simulation. 12, 5, p. 546-565 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Multiobjective optimization
Multi-objective Optimization
Robust Design

Monitoren van werknemersproductiviteit in kantoren

Translated title of the contribution: Montitoring productivity of employees in officesThoen, 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

Open Access
Office buildings
25 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Data mining
Power markets


Best PhD student paper award of ICEBO 2010

Pieter-Jan Hoes (Recipient), 2010

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


Energy and Buildings - Best research paper 2008-2017

P. Hoes (Recipient), J.L.M. Hensen (Recipient), Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Recipient), B. de Vries (Recipient) & D. Bourgeois (Recipient), 9 Jan 2019

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



Student theses

A comparative assessment of ventilative and mechanical cooling for residential zero energy buildings considering the future climate

Author: Plas, J., 30 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2) & Kotireddy, R. (Supervisor 2)

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


Assessing the smart readiness of buildings toward carbon neutral society

Author: Rachman, A. P., 26 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2) & Mohammadi, Z. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Assessment of occupant productivity as a result of indoor climate quality for in-use office buildings: a field study research on the effects of indoor climate parameters

Author: Thoen, H., 27 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Hensen, J. L. (Supervisor 1), Loomans, M. (Supervisor 2), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2), Mishra, A. (Supervisor 2) & Roelofsen, C. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master