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Ruben Baetens

  • MSc arch.
  • PhD student
  • KU Leuven
  • 44PublicationsNumber of items in Ruben's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 37Followers

Research interests

building optimisation and architecture)Modelicasmart gridsSmart energy in and for the building stock (i.e. HVAC


Ruben Baetens is an eager practitioner in the domain of architecture and system engineering, interested in the holistic assessment of projects in the built environment. After an abroad study and research stay in Norway, he graduated in the summer of 2009 becoming Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering in Architecture (ir.-arch.) and started as PhD candidate at the K.U.Leuven.

Followers (37)

  • mdrakibmon rakib

    mdrakibmon rakib

  • Techavera noida

    Techavera noida

  • M  Abdul Mujeebu

    M Abdul MujeebuImam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University - College Of Architecture And Planning

  • Anjukan Kathirgamanathan

    Anjukan KathirgamanathanUniversity College Dublin

  • Bert Blocken

    Bert BlockenTU Eindhoven, Built Environment & KU Leuven, Civil Engineering

  • Stijn Verbeke

    Stijn Verbeke

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Following (31)

  • barbara wauman

    barbara wauman

  • Clayton Miller

    Clayton MillerNational University of Singapore

  • Kenneth Bruninx

    Kenneth BruninxCatholic University of Leuven

  • Sarah Leenknegt

    Sarah LeenknegtDepartment of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven

  • Jeroen Van der Veken

    Jeroen Van der Veken

  • Hans Janssen

    Hans JanssenDepartment of Civil Engineering, KU Leuven

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Publications (5)

  • Multi-criteria impact evaluation of heat pump and photovoltaic based zero-energy dwellings

    • Baetens R
    • Saelens D
  • Rule-based demand side management of domestic heat pumps in zero energy neighbourhoods

    • De Coninck R
    • Baetens R
    • Saelens D
    • et al.
  • Assessing electrical bottlenecks at feeder level for residential net zero-energy buildings by integrated system simulation

    • Baetens R
    • De Coninck R
    • Van Roy J
    • et al.
  • Innovative high performance thermal building insulation materials - Todays state-of-the-art and beyond tomorrow

    • Jelle B
    • Gustavsen A
    • Baetens R
  • Using thermal mass to counter decreasing overall heating system efficiencies in low-energy dwellings

    • Reynders G
    • Baetens R
    • Saelens D

Professional experience

PhD student

KU Leuven

January 2010 - Present

Research fellow

KU Leuven

October 2009 - December 2009(2 months)

Civil technical draftsman

IBO nv / Investpro nv

August 2004 - September 2009(5 years)

Visiting research fellow


March 2009 - April 2009(a month)


Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering in Architecture

KU Leuven

September 2004 - June 2009(5 years)

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

August 2008 - April 2009(8 months)

Royal academy for fine arts

September 1999 - June 2004(5 years)


September 1998 - June 2004(6 years)