Industry Day Speaker – Prof. Sue Roaf

Heriot-Watt’s 2013 Industry Day will take place on the 26th February, focusing on Sustainable Development: Infrastructure Challenges and Solutions. This series of blogs will focus on the speakers for this event.

Sue’s topic will discuss “The role of domestic energy choices in building social resilience” in that day’s Parallel Session 3: Energy conservation and usage in homes of the future.

Professor Sue Roaf

Professor Sue Roaf

About Prof. Roaf

Professor Sue Roaf is one of the country’s foremost experts on the design of Ecohouses, and is best known as a designer for her Oxford Ecohouse which was the first UK building with an integrated photovoltaic roof.

Early in 2012, Sue gave an online seminar discussing renewable energy projects including the major research initiative to build a Heriot-Watt demonstration Ecovillage, the Riccarton Ecovillage, in the outskirts of Edinburgh. The project will test energy supply, demand and behavioural models in modern constructions. You can view this following the link below:

From Buildings to Boeings Environmental Sustainability in the 21ST Century

Prof. Roaf is an award winning designer, teacher and author and is Co-Chair of TIA, the international Teachers in Architecture organisation and Co-Chair of the Westminster Carbon Counting Group. She has also chaired a number of International Conferences including the 2nd International Conference on Solar Cities in 2006, the 1994, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2008 Windsor Conferences on Thermal Comfort (with Fergus Nicol), and the 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2008 TIA conference on Architectural Education (with Marco Sala).

She has sat on a wide range of committees related to planning, urban design, architecture and local government. She began teaching at Heriot-Watt in 2007 in the School of the Built Environment.

Sue Roaf gained her first degree in Architecture in 1975 at Manchester University. She subsequently went on to gain her Diploma in Architecture at the Architectural Association in London where she also took her Part 3 professional exam in 1978.

In 1989 she was awarded a PhD for her study of the Windcatchers of the Central Persian Desert from Oxford Brookes University where she taught from 1989 to 2005 both in professional studies, technology and design. She has practiced for a number of years on the design of housing, schools, hospitals and town planning.

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