Prof. Ian Hamilton is a Professor of Energy, Environment and Health at the UCL Energy Institute, University College London, where he works on the nexus of energy, environment and health in the built environment. His work focuses on building sector decarbonisation and its intersectional impacts on environment, health, poverty and gender.
His career highlights include working as the principle investigator on “Energy Epidemiology: Understanding the relationship between Gender and energy use and efficiency co-benefits” (Newton Institutional Links grant); the Operating Agent for the IEA’s Annex 70: “Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale”; a Co-investigator of a “Energy Epidemiology: using building data to support energy and carbon policy in Latin America” in Brazil (British Council Researcher Links and Federal University of Santa Catarina); a Co-investigator of the “Centre for Research for Energy Demand Solutions”; and the ‘APEx NERC-funded projects such as “An Air Pollution Exposure model to integrate protection of vulnerable groups into the UK Clean Air Programme” and “Actively anticipating the unintended consequences on air quality of future public policies”.
Prof. Hamilton has led and co-led the development of the GlobalABC Buildings Global Status report since 2018, and also the Global Roadmap for Buildings and Construction and the Regional Roadmaps for Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
Prof. Hamilton holds a bachelor of environmental studies in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo (2005), an MSc in Environmental Design and Engineering from UCL (2007), and a PhD in Energy and Built Environment from UCL (2015). Ian is based in London, England.