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Prof Tadj Oreszczyn
Tadj Oreszczyn
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0NN
Appointment
  • Professor of Energy and Environment
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Role
Head of Department
Biography

Tadj Oreszczyn FCIBSE MInstE, PhD, CEng is the Director of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) and Professor of Energy and Environment at the UCL Energy Institute. Prior to becoming the Director of BSEER in August 2014, Tadj was the founding Director of the UCL Energy Institute.  Tadj is also the Director of the RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) based at the UCL Energy Institute.  This centre undertakes research to help the UK reduce it's energy demand in buildings and transport and is one of six government funded research  centres in energy demand.  The centre is currently leading the establishment of an international Energy Agency Annex (70) in building energy epidemiology.


Before becoming Professor, Tadj was the Director of the Energy Design Advice Scheme (EDAS) regional office based at the Bartlett, UCL. Subsequently, Tadj was Head of the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies for 7 years, and for 4 years, Vice Dean Research for the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. Tadj has provided research support for the development of the English and Welsh Building Regulations.


Tadj is a Fellow and a Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and sits on the CIBSE Board. Tadj is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Energy Foundation, a member of the NHBC Expert Panel, and a member of EDGE an inter-institutional ginger group involving CIBSE, ICE, RIBA, IStructE and the RICS which seeks to promote interdisciplinary co-operation between construction professionals. Previously Tadj was a member of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC, now BEIS) Scientific Advisory Group and has advised the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office at DECC.
Research Summary

Tadj has for 34 years undertaken energy and building research with a particular focus around the performance gap between theory and practice and the unintended consequences (health, comfort, etc.) of building energy efficiency. His first degree was in Applied Physics followed by a PhD in Solar Energy.

Tadj has been involved in over 170 research publications. He was invited to: give evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on Energy Efficiency, co-author two papers for the special issues of the Lancet on Energy and Health and prepare three papers for a State of Science Review for the Office of Science and Innovation. Tadj has provided research support for the development of the English and Welsh Building Regulations. He has presented at invited public and academic lectures at the Royal Society and the Royal Institution.







Teaching Summary

Tadj Oreszczyn teaches on the Environmental Design and Engineering MSc course at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies and the Masters of Research course in Energy Demand Studies run by the UCL Energy Institute.

Appointments
01-AUG-2014 Director The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources University College London, United Kingdom
01-MAY-2013 Director RCUK Centre for Energy Epidemiology (CEE) UCL Energy Insitute, UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2008 – 31-JUL-2014 Director UCL Energy Institute UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2006 – 01-MAR-2010 Vice Dean Research Bartlett UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2002 – 01-OCT-2009 Head of Department Bartlett School of Graduate Studies University College London, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1995 – 01-FEB-2010 Director of Environmental Design and Engineering Bartlett School of Graduate Studies UCL, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1994 – 01-OCT-2002 Senior Lecturer Bartlett School of Graduate Studies UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-1989 – 01-OCT-1994 Lecturer Bartlett UCL, United Kingdom
01-FEB-1987 – 01-SEP-1989 Senior Research Associate Research in Building Group Polytechnic of Central London, United Kingdom
01-FEB-1986 – 01-FEB-1987 Senior Energy Consultant   The ECD Partnership, United Kingdom
01-OCT-1984 – 01-JAN-1986 Higher Scientific Officer   National Institute of Agriculture Engineering, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1984 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Solar Energy Open University
1979 BSc Bachelor of Science – Physics Brunel University
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