• Groene Loper 6, Vertigo



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

    5600 MB Eindhoven



Introductie / missie

Building Services aims to design future proof buildings with minimal renewable energy usage by seamlessly integrating building services with building design.

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Designing efficiently healthy, comfortable indoor environments with minimal renewable energy usage

Over de organisatie

Building Services (BA) is a research group of the Building Physics and Services (BPS) unit at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The main educational and research theme for the group is the seamless integration of the building services with design of building. The focus is on developing design methods and adapting building services technology to ensure buildings can efficiently cater to current and future requirements, which are susceptible to fast changes.

The building sector is responsible for around 40% of total energy consumption in European countries, offering vast scope for savings. People spend about 90% of their lives in buildings and their behavior can significantly influence this energy consumption. The combination of expertise surrounding buildings, with a focus on energy, comfort and health aspects of the indoor and outdoor environment, is unique. Traditional building process control lack real time input from occupant preferences and ‘human-in-the-loop’ strategies can help manage individualized comfort needs in the most efficient way. Research is carried out in the dedicated laboratory as well as in real life situations and predicting human thermal responses and understanding human thermoregulation reactions in different office building environmental conditions are essential.

The group identifies two main research directions:

  • The concept of ‘Individual’ comfort system whereby each occupant has control over local climate. This localized control has to be integrated in overall control at room or building level. Focus point will be on school ventilation, as in 75% of the schools the indoor conditions are far from optimal.
  • Development of a Distributed Building Energy Management System. The multi-level approach adopted by the group provides good cooperation opportunities with smart power grids and local sustainable power sources. Special focus is the energy flexibility of buildings.

Key research topics include:

  • Building Energy Management Systems 
  • Thermal comfort and optimal personalized control
  • Commissioning and Big Data analysis

There is cooperation with Electrical Energy Systems from the Department of Electrical Engineering of TU/e and the Centre for Mathematics and Informatics (CWI) Amsterdam  in the domain of Intelligent Buildings and Smart Grid.

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Office buildings Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Thermal comfort Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Ventilation Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Heating Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Energy utilization Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Process control Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Air quality Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen
Energy storage Engineering en materiaalwetenschappen

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Projecten 2018 2021

Onderzoeksoutput 1979 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
14 Downloads (Pure)

The energy efficient use of an air handling unit for balancing an aquifer thermal energy storage system

Bozkaya, B. & Zeiler, W., 1 feb 2020, In : Renewable Energy. 146, blz. 1932-1942 11 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Open Access
Thermal energy
Energy storage
2 Citaties (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

A data mining-based method for revealing occupant behavior patterns in using mechanical ventilation systems of Dutch dwellings

Ren, X., Zhang, C., Zhao, Y., Boxem, G., Zeiler, W. & Li, T., 15 jun 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 193, blz. 99-110 12 blz.

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftTijdschriftartikelAcademicpeer review

Data mining
Statistical methods
Energy utilization


B.J. Max Prijs

Rick P. Kramer (Ontvanger), 13 nov 2019

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

B.J. Max prijs, categorie Bewezen expert

Alet van den Brink (Ontvanger), 14 nov 2018

Prijs: AndersDiscipline gerelateerdProfessioneel

KIC-Innoenergy Master Scholarship

Shalika Walker (Ontvanger), sep 2014

Prijs: AndersFellowships & membershipsWetenschappelijk


Activiteiten 2014 2019

Data Science Summit 2019

Waqas Khan (Deelnemer)
12 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

Data Science Summit 2019

Shalika S.W. Walker (Deelnemer)
12 nov 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieProfessioneel

Applied Computational Sciences (ACOS) symposium 2019

Shalika S.W. Walker (Deelnemer)
30 okt 2019

Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk


De Kringloopklus. Interview by De Ingenieur

Elphi Nelissen


1 item van Media-aandacht

Pers / media: Vakinhoudelijk commentaar


A strategy for investigating effects of technical transition scenarios to more sustainable gasless existing districts: a case study

Auteur: Kraakman, J., 28 mei 2019

Begeleider: Zeiler, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Walker, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Heijmans, B. (Externe persoon) (Externe coach)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


ATES system HTC: analysing ATES operation as first step towards a Smart Thermal Grid at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven

Auteur: Ziel, K., 31 aug 2017

Begeleider: Zeiler, W. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Boxem, G. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Bozkaya, B. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master


Automated two-way coupled CFD fire and thermomechanical FE analyses of a self-supporting sandwich panel façade system

Auteur: de Boer, J., 26 jun 2018

Begeleider: Hofmeyer, H. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Maljaars, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & van Herpen, R. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

Scriptie/masterproef: Master