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Women in Sustainable Architecture: Sue Roaf

Professor at Heriot-Watt University

Sue Roaf is an architect and professor of architectural engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. An ex-Oxford City councillor, Roaf has worked in research on thermal comfort, photovoltaics, traditional building technologies, ecohousing, low-carbon buildings, adaptation to climate change and solar cities.

At Oxford Brookes University, Roaf set up the Thermal Comfort Unit and instigated the Windsor Conference on comfort in buildings.

Latterly her work has involved research into building integrated photovoltaics, adapting buildings and cities for climate change and looking into potential models for solar cities.

Roaf has produced a wide range of books on sustainable design and energy efficiency of buildings including Closing the Loop: Benchmarks for Sustainable Buildings. A number of these are key texts used to inform future architects.

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