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Cole Roberts

Associate Principal, Energy & Resource Sustainability
San Francisco
Cole Roberts leads the energy and resource sustainability business in Arup’s San Francisco office. Specializing in design, planning, and consultation in the new and existing built environment, Cole has led dozens of projects to successful LEED® certification and ZNE achievement, including numerous platinum and gold awards. His work beyond the scale of individual buildings, from climate positive communities, integrated infrastructure plans, and energy and climate policy is recognized as unconventional, inspiring, and synergistic. Cole's multi-disciplinary team includes experts in sustainable approaches to energy & carbon, water & ecology, waste & materials, data & information, finance & procurement, futures & visioning, mobility & transportation, and third party certification - truly a unique ensemble unmatched in the industry.

Cole has been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences, an invited speaker to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development, and a published contributor to conferences, mainstream media, and peer reviewed journals. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.

He recently co-authored the book “Two Degrees – Our Built Environment and the Changing Climate” with chapters on climate adaptation, the psychology of choice, and climate positive communities (among others).