Henk Visscher

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Henk Visscher (born 1962) was appointed Professor of Housing Quality & Process Innovation in May 2007. His chair is based on process innovations that contribute to ensuring and improving the quality of housing. The most important aspects of this are: usability, health, safety, energy savings and the environmental impact of both existing and new housing. Achieving increased energy savings in the existing housing stock is an area of particular attention. Determining the reasons underlying energy use, such as the properties and quality of the housing and the utility systems, as well as the behaviour and comfort requirements of the residents, are important factors. Policy, regulations and building process innovations aimed at improving the housing stock and making it more sustainable are also addressed. 

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Journal article

4 May 2018

The difference between actual and calculated energy is called the ‘energy-performance gap’. Possible explanations for this gap are construction mistakes, improper adjusting of equipment, excessive simplification in simulation models and occupant behaviour. Many researchers and governmental institutions think the occupant is the main cause of...

Journal article

20 May 2016

The contribution of buildings to climate change has become widely acknowledged. On 3 December 2015, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) held the first ‘buildings day’ at COP 21 (the UN Climate Change Conference) devoted to the decarbonization of the building stock. There are several...

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