TNO is an independent knowledge company employing 5,000 people. The company’s primary objective is to contribute to the strength and quality of business and society by developing knowledge and making it applicable for companies and organizations. The total turnover is about 600 million euro. TNO Built Environment is one of its 7 themes and consists of about 750 employees. TNO is involved in the conception of both the Dutch and European Building Regulations and the related standards. TNO has participated in many national and EC research projects on energy (HVAC, storage, buildings), ventilation and indoor climate and IEA projects on low energy design, energy performance and ventilation, as well as on energy efficiency and energy storage. TNO brings to the project its large experience in thermal storage techniques, HVAC equipment, building physics, indoor climate and its expertise and lab facilities in solar energy, HVAC and building physics.

"With our joint efforts, solar thermal energy will now be available even in wintertime!"
Ruud Cuypers, TNO
“Through cooperation and perseverance we will achieve breakthrough technology for thermal energy storage”
Christophe Hoegaerts, TNO
Third MERITS newsletter - July 2014
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MERITS in IEA Solar Update June 2013