• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo



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

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

Preservation of energy and limitation of the environmental impact while providing a healthy and comfortable indoor and outdoor environment are essential requirements for the built environment.

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Enabling meaningful sustainability innovation through building physics and services research 

Over de organisatie

The Building Physics & Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) looks beyond energy-neutral and climate-neutral buildings. The aim is to generate new knowledge and to integrate and develop design methods that lead to a sustainable, healthy, comfortable and productive indoor and outdoor environment. The goals is to support truly sustainable habitats with energy generation near the end user, combined with energy storage and smart control technologies and designing and operating buildings and built environments that are sustainable, healthy and comfortable.

This can only be achieved by a holistic approach to tackling the complexity of the problems at hand. The common long-term vision within the BPS research program is articulated as follows: “World-class excellent research in the different disciplines in Building Physics & Services to strongly contribute to a healthy, comfortable and sustainable indoor and outdoor built environment, taking into account economical, ecological and energetic constraints”.

BPS works across six interdepartmental research areas: Building Acoustics, Building Lighting, Building Materials, Building Performance, Building Physics (including Urban Physics and Building Physics of Monuments) and Building Services (including Integral Design)
Research is focused on:
- Building physics: experimental, theoretical and numerical modeling of physical aspects in the indoor and outdoor environment and the building envelope (heat, air and moisture transfer, wind, light and acoustics, building behavior simulation, systems, components and materials)
- The design process related to sustainable buildings.

The mission of the research program is to contribute to research in the built environment in the field of Building Physics & Building Services in several areas:
- scientific: fundamental and applied research; design and testing of solutions in prototypes, models, simulation and systems in practice
- societal: focus on sustainability and comfort in a broad sense
- knowledge dissemination to building designers and practitioners
- information and communication technology: development of modern design tools
- synergy and interaction between education, research and practice.

Research yields scientific results that contribute to the understanding and knowledge of physical behavior of buildings and environments and of Integral Building Design (processes). The BPS research is concerned with the development of tools for the analysis, design and conservation of a high-quality indoor and outdoor environment, in which energy efficiency, health, comfort and sustainability are key research topics. The program also provides knowledge to the building industry and engineering consultancy firms.

Research is organized as a network of collaborators within a common BPS research program with a single strategic mission. Synergy between research groups is essential to cover the interdisciplinary challenges that arise from the complexity of the built environment. In recent years, BPS has increasingly taken a leading role in energy, health and sustainability related programs, assuming roles in the Eindhoven Energy Institute, the 4TU (4l Universities of Technology) Focus point ‘Bouw’ (Built Environment) and the International Urban Physics Research Schools.

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Foto van Mariëlle P.J. Aarts

Mariëlle P.J. Aarts

Persoon: UD : Universitair Docent

Geen foto van Muhammad Ahmed

Muhammad Ahmed

Persoon: Prom. : Promovendus

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Sila Akman Asik, MSc

Persoon: TOIO : Technologisch Ontwerper In Opleiding

Projecten 2015 2021

DYNKA - DYNamisch licht en binnenklimaat voor KAntoren

de Kort, Y., Smolders, K., Kompier, M., de Kort, Y., Zeiler, W., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Croes, S., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Vereggen - Tielemans, T.


Project: Onderzoek direct


Linnartz, J., Bonarius, J., de Kort, Y., Smolders, K., Vogels, I., Peeters, S., Dangol, R., Kruisselbrink, T., Ozcelebi, T., Eijkemans, C., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., de Kort, Y. & Hegh, L.


Project: Onderzoek direct

TtT: Tools to tackle environmental health problems

Eijkemans, C., Hornikx, M., Klein, C., Klein, C., Trikootam, S., van Dorst, K., Pagan Munoz, R. & Hegh, L.


Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput 1975 2020

Chemical speciation, distribution and leaching behavior of chlorides from municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash

Alam, Q., Lazaro, A., Schollbach, K. & Brouwers, H. J. H., 1 feb 2020, In : Chemosphere. 241, 7 blz., 124985

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Chemical speciation
Coal Ash
Solid Waste

Compositional modelling and crushing behaviour of MSWI bottom ash material classes

van de Wouw, P. M. F., Loginova, E., Florea, M. V. A. & Brouwers, H. J. H., 1 jan 2020, In : Waste Management. 101, blz. 268-282 15 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

bottom ash

Influence of key design parameters of ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete on in-service bullet resistance

Li, P., Brouwers, J. & Yu, Q., 2020, In : International Journal of Impact Engineering. 136, 10 blz., 103434

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Reinforced concrete
Impact resistance
Steel fibers


Annual Peer Review Award 2018

Abdolrahim Rezaeiha (Ontvanger), 2018

Prijs: AndersOverigWetenschappelijk


ANSYS Hall of Fame

Thijs van Druenen (Ontvanger), 1 sep 2019

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


ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award

Jan Hensen (Ontvanger), 2009

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

Activiteiten 1980 2021

Building and Environment (Tijdschrift)

Bert J.E. Blocken (Lid redactieraad)
1 jan 202131 dec 2021

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk

9th International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications (Evenement)

Bert Blocken (Lid)
20 jul 202023 jul 2020

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van commissieWetenschappelijk

Wind and Fluid Engineering Research Center, Niigata Institute of Technology, Japan (Externe organisatie)

Bert J.E. Blocken (Adviseur)
1 jan 202031 dec 2020

Activiteit: Types lidmaatschapLidmaatschap van bestuurWetenschappelijk


Artikel op Sporza.be: "Van Aert test aangepast tijdritstuur in de windtunnel"

Bert Blocken


1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: PR activiteiten

NewScientist.nl: "Omgekeerde V hield marathonheld uit de wind"

Bert Blocken


1 item van media-aandacht

Pers / media: PR activiteiten


2-channel mono playback in cinema and room in room acoustics: the effect of direct field interference on playback quality of diffuse-field recordings

Auteur: Wittebol, W., 31 aug 2018

Begeleider: Hak, C. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Hornikx, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Wenmaekers, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


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