UCL Energy Institute


Dr Pamela Fennell

Lecturer in Urban Energy Modelling

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2018

Research summary

Pamela's research focusses on the integration of real-world urban data with high temporal and spatial resolution dynamic simulations of urban building energy consumption in order to understand the current energy consumption of urban building stocks and potential decarbonisation pathways. The application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis in large-scale simulation models is a key focus together with the development of open-source tools to widen access to urban building energy models. Pamela is Principal Investigator on the UBASE and CITES project and co-investigator on the GEMDev projects. She project managed the BEIS non-domestic building stock project. Pamela is chair of the education committee of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, co-chair of the UCL Energy and Development Group and data champion for the CREDS Building Theme.

Teaching summary

Pamela is a lecturer in Urban Building Energy modelling and leads two modules as part of the Smart Energy and the Built Environment MSc - BENV0143 Modelling Community Energy Systems and BENV0150 Urban Building Energy Modelling.


University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2018
University College London
Other higher degree, Master of Research | 2014
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Other higher degree, Master of Business Administration | 2007
University of Cambridge
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2000
Ecole Speciale des Traveaux Public, du Batiment et de l'Industrie
Other higher degree, Masters | 1999
University of Cambridge
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 1997
University of Cambridge
Other higher degree, Master of Engineering | 1997


After a succesful career in the construction industry focussing on the development and delivery of community infrastructure projects, Pamela undertook a PhD at UCL on the risks and rewards for clients and contractors in Energy Performance Contracting Projects. Since completion of her PhD Pamela has focused on urban scale building energy modelling