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Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr.
Susan ROAF

Title: How to Design a Comfortable Building in a Warming World

Sue Roaf (B.A.Hons, A.A. Dipl., PhD, ARB, FRIAS) is Heriot Watt University’s Emeritus Professor of Architectural Engineering and currently sits on the UK Architects Registration Board. An award winning architect, author and teacher she believes many modern buildings are very poorly designed for their climates and the only truly sustainable buildings are those run largely with natural energy. Subjects covered in her books include Ecohouse design. Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change and Adaptive Thermal Comfort. She was Chair of the Passive Low Energy Architecture conference (www.plea2017.net) and is Co-Chair of the Windsor 2018 Conference on Comfort (www.windsorconference.com ).

Prof. Dr.
Birol KILKIŞ

Title:`Sustainable` Systems and Equipment in Green Buildings-How Sustainable are They? An Exergy Perspective

Dr. Kilkis received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering with high honors from Middle East Technical University. He graduated in 1972 with an honors degree from von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium. He is a founder member of the Turkish Wind Energy Association, Turkish Solar Energy Association, and the past Country Coordinator of Wind Energy for CENTO. He taught graduate and undergraduate courses at several universities like Gannon University (full time), University of Missouri Rolla (adjunct) and Middle East Technical University (full time) since 1972. Currently, he is the head of Energy Engineering Graduate Program and a full-time professor at Baskent University. In total, he has published more than 500 papers in several journals and proceedings on a large variety of topics, and has several patents pending on green buildings, solar trigeneration, heat pump coupled cogeneration, and low-exergy HVAC systems. He is the North America Liaison of the Low-Exergy Buildings International Network and the founder of Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings Technical Committeer in ASHRAE.