Centre of Expertise Mission Zero

Research group Energy in Transition

Around one-third of our national energy consumption takes place in buildings for heating, cooling, lighting and electrical equipment. But in spite of all the clever gadgets, innovations and creativity, gas consumption in homes built in 2010 is no lower than in homes from 1995. How can we ensure that sustainability is more than just a slogan or hype? And how can we truly make the entire energy chain sustainable?


About the research group

The research group is developing knowledge related to the ‘greenification’ of the energy chain in the built environment. Its focus is on system modelling and simulation for energy and indoor climate systems. Models are developed, tested and optimised for practical and educational use and all focus on buildings, greenhouse and otherwise, as well as on energy supply issues in the built environment.

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About the professor

dr. ir. ing. Sander Mertens