Skip to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy
BES banner

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 develop, test and demonstrate advanced methods for evaluating building performance and identifying opportunities for improvement. She specializes in integrating field assessments, analysis, and tool development to support decision making around energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction and site infrastructure. Emily supports several programs at the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other federal and state agencies. Example projects include: developing methods for Federal agencies to meet their energy program performance goals, identifying building miscellaneous electric load signatures, analyzing net zero energy scenarios for large and small campus' and measuring the performance of sustainably designed buildings across the U.S.

Before joining the laboratory in 2005 Ms. Wendel worked at a large engineering and construction management firm in mechanical design, project controls, and field engineering roles. She is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and 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

  • Comprehensive facility evaluations with emphasis in military installations
  • Energy, water and waste technology analysis and roadmap development
  • Measurement, validation and demonstration of building technologies
  • Whole building meter data analysis and decision science

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. 

About BCS

Related Links


Additional Information