Prof.dr.ir. H.J. Visscher

Professor of Housing Quality & Process Innovation 
Department of Management in the Built Environment

Henk Visscher (born 1962) is Professor of Housing Quality and Process Innovation. His chair focuses on process innovations that contribute to ensuring and improving the quality of housing. The most important aspects of this are: usability, health, safety, energy efficiency and the environmental impact of both existing and new housing.

The focus is on the energy transition of the existing housing stock in order to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement. His work also includes evaluating and innovating policy, regulations and building processes aimed at improving the housing stock and making it more sustainable, while keeping the end user central and paying particular attention to the role of the various stakeholders.

Henk Visscher is Director of Research of BTIC (Building and Technology Innovation Centre), a collaboration between the government, the market and knowledge institutions. BTIC focuses on stimulating innovation in order to facilitate the Netherlands’ ambitions to achieve a climate-neutral built environment by 2050.

The chair is involved in a large number of European research projects and also collaborates with China on various projects. Henk Visscher is coordinator of working parties in the CIB (International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation), ENHR (European Network of Housing Research) and EFL (European Foundation for Living).

"My chair is based on process innovations that contribute to ensuring and improving the quality of housing"

- H.J. Visscher

Henk Visscher