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Emily Wendel

Emily Wendel

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Ms. Wendel works with building owners, operators, and design teams to identify opportunities for sustainable, cost effective project solutions. She specializes in building systems modeling, field assessments, and life cycle cost analysis. Example projects include: developing resources for Federal agencies to meet their energy efficiency, greenhouse gas, water conservation, and building performance goals, identifying building miscellaneous electric load signatures, analyzing net zero energy scenarios for large campus’, and performing field evaluations of sustainably designed buildings across the US.

Before joining the laboratory in 2005 Ms. Wendel worked at a large engineering and construction management firm in mechanical design, project estimating, and field engineering roles. She is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional and in recent years has served on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Research Committee and the American Institute of Architect’s National Committee on the Environment.

Research Interests

  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy technology analysis
  • Field data collection and site audits with emphasis in military installations
  • Greenhouse gas management and solution development
  • Technical assistance for Federal-sector energy and water related activities

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Washington State University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

PNNL Publications


  • McMordie Stoughton K, X Duan, and EM Wendel. 2013. Reverse Osmosis OptimizationPNNL-22682, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 






  • Richman EE, EM Rauch, JN Phillips, KA Petty, J Knappek, and PL Lopez-Rangel. 2008. "National Commercial Construction Characteristics and Compliance With Building Energy Codes: 1999-2007." In Scaling Up: Building Tomorrow's Solutions: Proceedings from the 14th ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 17-22, Pacific Grove, California, vol. 3, pp. 3-291 - 3-306.  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC. 


  • Fowler KM, and EM Rauch. 2007. "Using Integrated Design Strategies and Energy Efficient Technologies to Enhance Green Buildings." Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment 26(4):43-54. 


  • Fowler KM, and EM Rauch. 2006. Sustainable Building Rating Systems SummaryPNNL-15858, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Fowler KM, and EM Rauch. 2006. "Using Integrated Design Strategies and Energy Efficient Technologies to Enhance Green Buildings." In West Coast Energy Management Congress, June 7-8, 2006, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, p. 9 pages.  Association of Energy Engineers, Atlanta, GA. 

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