Department of the Built Environment

Building Performance

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.

Increasing sustainability by optimizing energy use and indoor environmental quality

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.

Project PVOpmaat: CustomFit, the integration of solar panels

Making the integration of solar panels in buildings more efficient, aesthetically pleasing and less expensive. This is the objective of the Interreg project PV OpMaat (CustomFit). A regional consortium of eight knowledge institutes and a large number of companies bundled their efforts in a collaborative project that will run until the end of 2018.

Meet some of our Researchers