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Building Performance Awards speaker announced

Dr Pawel Wargocki, an Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, has been announced as guest speaker at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards dinner.

Dr Wargocki, who has more than 20 years of experience in research on human requirements in indoor environments, will speak at the awards dinner on 7 February which will be hosted by ex-England Rugby player Matt Dawson.

Associate Professor Pawel Wargocki is best known for his seminal work demonstrating that poor indoor environmental quality affects performance of office work and learning. Other work influenced requirements for ventilation and air cleaning. Recent research includes studies on emissions from humans, on sleep quality and on performance of green buildings.

Dr Wargocki received his PhD from the Technical University of Denmark, where he has been teaching and performing research ever since. He has more than 20 years of experience in collaborating with leading research institutions, universities, and industrial partners around the world such as National University of Singapore, Jiaotong University in Shanghai, Syracuse Center of Excellence, United Technologies and Google.

He was President and long-standing board member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), Vice President of Indoor Air 2008, and Chair of ASHRAE committees. He has received several awards for his work including Rockwool Award for Young Researchers, ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Award, ISIAQ’s Yaglou Award and Best Paper Award in Indoor Air. He is the secretary of Academy of Indoor Air Sciences.