Professor Rohinton Emmanuel

Rohinton Emmanuel
Postal address:
Glasgow Caledonian University
70 Cowcaddens Road
United Kingdom

Research interests

Rohinton Emmanuel is Professor of Sustainable Design and Construction and Director, Research Centre for Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM) at Glasgow Caledonian University.  He pioneered the inquiry of urban heat island studies in warm regions and has taught and consulted on climate and environment sensitive design, building and urban sustainability and its assessment, building energy efficiency, thermal comfort and carbon in the built environment.  Rohinton was the Secretary of the largest group of urban climate researchers, the International Association for Urban Climate (2010-2013) and was a member of the Expert Team on Urban and Building Climatology (ET 4.4) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as well as the CIB Working Group (W108) on “Buildings and Climate Change.”  He has also worked as a green building consultant (LEED certification) and has authored over 150 research publications, including An Urban Approach to Climate Sensitive Design: Strategies for the Tropics (E&FN Spon Press, 2005), Carbon Management in the Built Environment (Routledge, 2012), Critical Concepts in Built Environment: Sustainable Buildings (Routledge, 2014) and Urban Climate Challenges in the Tropics (Imperial College Press, 2016).


He is currently the Coordinator of an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Programme (MUrCS – as well as a Co-Investigator of a H2020 Project (OPERANDUM).

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  1. Published

    Effects of atmospheric stability and urban morphology on daytime intra-urban temperature variability for Glasgow, UK

    Drach, P., Kruger, E. L. & Emmanuel, R. Jun 2018 In : Science of the Total Environment. 627, p. 782–791 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. E-pub ahead of print

    Interdependent energy relationships between buildings at the street scale

    Futcher, J., Mills, G. & |Emmanuel, R. 14 Aug 2018 In : Building, Research & Information. 46, 8, 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Connecting the realms of urban form, density and microclimate

    Emmanuel, R. & Steemers, K. 15 Aug 2018 In : Building, Research & Information. 46, 8, 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

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  1. Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation

    Activity: External academic engagementMembership of peer review panel or committee

  2. Hosting of a Research Visitor under 'Science Without Borders' Programme

    Activity: External academic engagementHosting an academic visitor

  3. How to make a big difference to global warming – make cities cooler

    Activity: Public engagement and outreachPublic lecture/debate/seminar

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