• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo



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

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

Building Performance aims to optimize energy use and indoor environment during design and operation of new and existing buildings, to arrive at sustainable, healthy, productive and/or comfortable buildings.

Highlighted phrase

Increasing sustainability by optimizing energy use and indoor environmental quality

Over de organisatie

Building Performance (BP) is a research group of the Building Physics and Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The group’s aim is to contribute to achieving a sustainable, energy-positive built environment with indoor environmental quality optimized for health, comfort and/or productivity.
This requires a multi-scale / multi-physics and trans-disciplinary approach that addresses technological solutions for energy generation, storage, distribution and demand reduction, and integrates and optimizes these in design, construction and operation of new and existing buildings. A performance-based perspective is at the center of these activities, providing opportunities for informed decision-making in the development of designs, products and services that foster the sustainability transition.

Research and teaching is focused on:

  • Computational building performance simulation as an enabling technology in this context
  • Optimization of indoor environmental quality for health, comfort and/or productivity.

Although the building industry is one of the most important industrial and economic sectors, influencing the quality of life and the environment, planners and property developers pay relatively little attention during the design phase to the life-cycle cost of owning and operating buildings.
For building design, construction, operation, maintenance and management activities, there is an urgent need for the integration of ‘generally applicable’ and ‘generally accepted’ methods and tools, for various applications, each having various levels of complexity and/or various types of end-users.

Increasingly, computer-based models (programs) are employed to aid in the design, operation, or management decision-making process. Development, evaluation, ways of dealing with uncertainties and practical use of the models and programs is therefore increasingly important. Building performance is closely involved in the TU/e Strategic Area Energy and in the TU/e Smart Cities Center program.

Vingerafdruk Duik in de onderzoeksthema's waar Building Performance actief is. Deze onderwerplabels komen voort uit het werk van deze leden van de organisatie. Samen vormen ze een unieke vingerafdruk.

Ventilation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Thermal comfort Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Lighting Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Concretes Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Computational fluid dynamics Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Facades Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Air Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Cooling Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

Netwerk Recente externe samenwerking op landenniveau. Duik in de details door op de stippen te klikken.


Geen foto van Laura Arango Eusse

Laura Arango Eusse

Persoon: TOIO : Technologisch Ontwerper In Opleiding

Foto van Ádám Bognár

Projecten 2016 2019


Hensen, J. L. M., Loonen, R. C. G. M., van der Avoird, M., Klein, C., Klein, C. & Bognár, Á.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1975 2020

Raise the Lantern

Aarts, M. P. J., 14 feb 2020, (Geaccepteerd/In druk) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Onderzoeksoutput: ScriptieDissertatie 1 (Onderzoek TU/e / Promotie TU/e)

6 Downloads (Pure)

The influence of background speech on a writing task in an open-plan study environment

Braat-Eggen, E., Reinten, J., Hornikx, M. & Kohlrausch, A., feb 2020, In : Building and Environment. 169, 10 blz., 106586.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Acoustic waves
higher education
1 Citaat (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

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, blz. 67-71 4 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Thermal comfort
Control systems


ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

Jan Hensen (Ontvanger), 2009

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

B.J. Max prijs

Jan Hensen (Ontvanger), 2002

Prijs: AndersWerk, activiteit of publicatie gerelateerde prijzen (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Wetenschappelijk

B.J. Max prijs

Marcel Loomans (Ontvanger), 2000

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel


Activiteiten 1997 2019

Goed Gebruik Hulpmiddelenzorg, Van Theorie naar Praktijk

Helianthe S.M. Kort (Hoofdspreker)
12 dec 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerProfessioneel

Onderzoek doen aan de Eindhoven University of Technology

Marcel G.L.C. Loomans (Spreker)
14 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerPopulair


Domotica in perspectief

Helianthe S.M. Kort (Hoofdspreker)
5 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerProfessioneel


Staan de Alpen straks vol zonnepanelen?

Roel C.G.M. Loonen


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


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

Auteur: Koenders, S., 27 mrt 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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

Auteur: van Heijst, A., 30 apr 2017

Begeleider: Hensen, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Hoes, P. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Loomans, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Hoogervorst, C. (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Assessing the smart readiness of buildings toward carbon neutral society

Auteur: Rachman, A. P., 26 jun 2018

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

Scriptie/masterproef: Master