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

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Foto van Marcel A.P. Aarle van
Foto van Mariëlle P.J. Aarts

Mariëlle P.J. Aarts

Persoon: UD : Universitair Docent

Geen foto van Muhammad Ahmed

Muhammad Ahmed

Persoon: Prom. : Promovendus

Projecten 2015 2021

Onderzoeksoutput 1975 2020

Accuracy of different machine learning algorithms and added-value of predicting aggregated-level energy performance of commercial buildings

Walker, S., Khan, W., Katic, K., Maassen, W. & Zeiler, W., 15 feb 2020, In : Energy and Buildings. 209, 14 blz., 109705.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Energy Levels
Electron energy levels
Learning algorithms
Learning systems
Learning Algorithm

A nonlinear rate-dependent model for predicting the depth of penetration in ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete (UHPFRC)

Cao, Y. Y. Y., Tan, Q. H., Jiang, Z. G., Brouwers, J. & Yu, Q., 1 feb 2020, In : Cement & Concrete Composites. 106, 16 blz., 103451.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Reinforced concrete
Compressive strength
Impact resistance

A novel approach to simulate pollutant dispersion in the built environment: Transport-based recurrence CFD

Du, Y., Blocken, B. & Pirker, S., mrt 2020, In : Building and Environment. 170, 13 blz., 106604.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

computational fluid dynamics
Computational fluid dynamics
large eddy simulation
Large eddy simulation


Building Physics and Services Laboratory

J.F.L. Diepens (Manager)

Uitrusting/faciliteit: Onderzoekslaboratorium

Sound insulation


Additive manufacturing of functional construction materials on-demand

Sandra S. Lucas (Ontvanger), Jos Brouwers (Ontvanger) & Q.L. (Qingliang) Yu (Ontvanger), 18 nov 2019

Prijs: NWOOtherWetenschappelijk

3D printers
Intelligent materials
Functional materials
Civil engineering

Annual Peer Review Award 2018

Rahim 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


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

Scientific Director of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel of Eindhoven University of Technology

Bert Blocken (Begeleider)
1 jan 202131 dec 2021

Activiteit: Types andere activiteitenOverigeWetenschappelijk

Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics (Tijdschrift)

Bert Blocken (Redacteur)
1 jan 202131 dec 2021

Activiteit: Types publicaties van collegiale toetsing en redactioneel werkRedactioneel werkWetenschappelijk


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