Huygen Installatie Adviseurs
Huygen, with 50 employees, is one of the oldest (est. 1939), independent and leading SME (with research capacities) consulting companies in the Netherlands. Its fields of expertise are: building services, building physics, sustainable building, ventilation, acoustics, energy, environment, indoor air quality, and fire safety regulations both in consulting in practice and in applied scientific research work. Huygen’s clients are architects, building developers and contractors, energy agencies, local, national and international governments. Huygen has a strong involvement with building practice as well as applied scientific research and is working on the cross section of building physics and technical installations. Huygen has extended experience with integrated design approach for NZEB (Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings), integrated NZE (Net Zero Energy) renovation and re-use of buildings within national and international projects. Senior consultant Huygen has also extended experience in advanced ESCO (Energy Service Company) concepts as well as experience in solving social economic constraints for NZEB projects
Key Personnel and Relevant Expertise
Peter op ’t Veld, MSc (Male) has studied Building Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven the Netherlands and graduated in physical aspects of the built environment. His present position is Senior Consultant. His key qualifications are consulting and applied scientific research on renewable energy, indoor air quality, ventilation, building physics, acoustics, dissemination of knowledge and building regulations. He has a part time position as visiting professor at University of Hasselt, Belgium (Building services and Building Physics). Peter Op ´t Veld is an experienced coordinator of several European projects and an initiator and lead participant in national research projects.
Eric Willems, MSc (Male) studied Applied Physics at the Technical University of Delft the Netherlands. His present position is Senior Consultant for sustainable energy and special projects. The last decade Eric has been focussing on (energy neutral) district development and integrating sustainable energy sources in the built environment. He has been a key consultant in various projects and a participant in an international research collaboration for sustainable districts and cities. His main expertise is integrated design on building physics and technical installations in (near) energy neutral projects. He has been involved as project leader in several major projects on district development as well as on real energy use and occupant behaviour.
Loes Visser, MSc (Female) studied Building Physics at the Technical University of Eindhoven the Netherlands. Prior to her master she received an engineering degree from Avans University of Applied Science. She has a part-time position at Huygen Installatie Adviseurs as Junior Project Researcher. Her main focus is on real energy use and occupant behavior in the built environment. Previous to her position at Huygen Installatie Adviseurs she finished a course at the Environment Department of the province Mid and West Brabant, where afterwards she became an Energy Ambassador. In this position she made recommendations to home owners about the energy efficiency of their house and their energy consumption.
Ronald Rovers (Male) has 30 years’ experience in Sustainable Building and Urban sustainability, and around 20 years in the international field. He has expertise in research, education, project management, and building construction. He is active dealing with Building Project preparations, trend analysis, expert assistance, workshops organisation and execution, theory development, indicator research, publications, knowledge transfer and communication projects, in the fields of building and urban energy efficiency, materials management, assessment and policies. He initiated and organized the 1st World Conference on Sustainable Building, in 2000 in Maastricht. He also works as a professor in Sustainable Built Environment at Zuyd University in Heerlen, The Netherlands.
Ana Tisov, MSc (Female) finished her BSc in Civil Engineering in Slovenia and graduated as a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). During her studies, she worked in an architectural bureau in the field of energy consulting and as a teacher assistant at DTU where the scope of the course was on integrated design of buildings. In her thesis project, she developed new indicators and key figures which can be used for simultaneous analysis of energy and indoor environment quality for modern buildings. As a civil engineer with experience in energy optimization of buildings and generated indoor environment, she joined a research team of Huygen Installatie Adviseurs where she works on different research projects within the EU research programme “Horizon 2020”.