Dr. Andy Dengel is Director of Environment in the Assurance Group at BRE. Having gained a PhD and postdoctoral research experience in chemistry, Andy spent the first 16 years of his career working in and managing contract analytical laboratories. Since joining BRE in 2006 he has led the IAQ and Chemical Assessment teams, and latterly has assumed overall responsibility for the other BRE environmental engineering and consultancy teams - HVAC, Lighting and Air Pollution.
In particular Andy leads BRE’s testing, research and consultancy activities regarding the physical monitoring of indoor environments, including POE work and reactive response to problems encountered in occupied buildings. This also includes participation in collaborative research projects for the BRE Trust, NHBC Foundation, UK TSB (e.g. MATIN, 2013-15) and the EU FP7 (e.g. ECO-SEE, 2013-17) and close links with BRE’s University Centre of Excellence at the University of Bath. Through this applied research work Andy continues to publish in the academic literature. Andy is currently a member of the Defra Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG).