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Fanger Wins Pettenkofer Gold Medal

P. Ole Fanger, D.Sc., director of the International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark and fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), has won the Pettenkofer Gold Medal, the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences’ highest honor for research on how the indoor environment influences human health, comfort, and productivity. Among other achievements, Fanger’s doctoral thesis was published as the influential book Thermal Comfort in 1970, and he developed the olf unit for air pollution (one olf denotes the emission rate of pollutants from a standard person). Fanger’s work provides the basis for significant portions of ASHRAE’s Standard 55 on thermal comfort. For more on thermal comfort, see EBN Vol. 13, No. 7. For more on productivity, see EBN Vol. 13, No. 10.

Published November 1, 2005

Boehland, J. (2005, November 1). Fanger Wins Pettenkofer Gold Medal. Retrieved from

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