Remy van der Vlies MSc PDEng is a consultant and researcher of performance based building at TNO, the Dutch institute for applied science. He was trained as an innovation engineer and architectural design manager at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In 2006 he founded an expert panel on architectural design on maintenance. From 2007 to 2011 he collaborated in research on home automation at the unit Performance Engineering for Built Environments of the TU/e. In 2010 he was a member of a multidisciplinary TNO-team creating a tool to help installers design adaptations of the home to meet older residents' needs. Currently, he supports architects, contractors, installers, suppliers, and other construction professionals with implementing performance based building.