UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


About us

UCL IEDE's teaching and research tackles some of the greatest and most complex issues facing our daily environment.

We are interested in making our buildings, towns and cities better places in which to live, with a focus on health, human well-being, productivity, energy use and climate change.

UCL IEDE is part of the Complex Built Environment Systems group, which has received a historic total of three EPSRC Platform Grants, with the most recent being awarded in 2017. These prestigious awards of funding are given to what the EPSRC calls ‘well-established, world-leading research groups’ and have given the Institute a flexible foundation, allowing the creation of a long-term research strategy.’

In 2013 we were named by the Royal Academy of Engineering as a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.

Studying with us

Studying with us involves:

  • excelling at your own discipline;
  • working with others in an interdisciplinary way; and
  • discovering new research themes and areas of interest in which you can thrive.

We are global in character and outlook, with a richly international student body, staff and alumni society. We are based in the heart of London, one of the world’s most exciting centres of building design.

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources

UCL IEDE is part of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), home to the Bartlett's Institutes that specialise in energy, environment, resources and heritage, and the staff and students that work within them.

Its role is to help the Institutes establish themselves and grow, enabling them to focus on and develop their academic direction and strategies.