Philip Agee

Philip Agee

Assistant Professor


Expertise: Human Factors Engineering, Human-building Interaction, Building Science, Zero Energy Housing, Human-centered Design


Dr. Philip Agee is an Assistant Professor of Building Construction at Virginia Tech and research faculty for the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR). He has a combined 15+ years of fieldwork, design consulting, building diagnostics/analytics, and research experience in the built environment. His research focuses on applying human factors engineering methods to the construction industry. He received a B.S. in Biology from Hampden-Sydney College, a M.S. in Building Construction Science and Management and a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. Agee earned his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Dr. Agee is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) where he is a corresponding member of SSPC 90.2 Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings, TC. 2.1 Physiology and the Human Environment, TC 1.12 Moisture Management in Buildings committees. Dr. Agee is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).  He is also a contributor to the International Energy Administration's Annex 79: Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation.

Recent Publications: 

Agee, P.,  O’Brien, L., Day J., & Brackley, C. (2020). Toward a user-centered built environment, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 26:9, 1163-1164, DOI: 10.1080/23744731.2020.1810380

Agee, P., Gao, X., Paige, F., McCoy, A., & Kleiner, B. (2020). A human-centred approach to smart housing. Building Research & Information, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2020.1808946

Paige, F., Agee, P., & Jazizadeh, F. (2019). flEECe, an energy use and occupant behavior dataset for net-zero energy affordable senior residential buildings. Scientific data, 6(1), 1-9.

Agee, P., McCoy, A., Reichard, G., Kleiner, B., Zhao, D., & Paige, F. (2019). "Human Factors of High Performance Multifamily Housing." Proc. ASHRAE 2019 Winter Conference. Atlanta, GA, 12-19 January.



Contact information

430D Bishop-Favrao Hall (0156)
1345 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061