Dr Astrid Roetzel

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Architectural Sustainability

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Research interests

HUMAN-BUILDING INTERACTIONS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL AND ARCHITECTURAL IMPLICATIONS

The aim of my research is to understand the how humans, architectural environments and natural environments interact and integrate. I am particularly interested in the synergies between human experience and behaviour, architectural design, and environmental implications. I am exploring this research from an architectural perspective but with an interest in transdisciplinary collaboration. The following projects invesitgate this topic area from different perspectives.

 

RELATED PROJECTS

An Integral Sustainable Design approach to human inhabitation of architectural spaces [2017-2018]

This project is a transdisciplinary inquiry into how occupants experience architectural spaces. Using the theoretical framework of Integral Sustainable Design (ISD), which examines any occurrence from the perspectives of behaviours, experiences, systems and cultures, the project team aims to develop a combined qualitative and quantitative methodology for assessment of human inhabitation of architectural spaces.

International Energy Agency IEA, Task 66 Annex Project: "Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings" [2013 - 2017]   http://www.annex66.org/?q=node/1

The aim of the multinational Annex 66 research project is to provide scientific description and clear understanding of energy related occupant behavior in buildings, as well as research methodologies and simulation tools to bridge the gap between occupant behavior and the built environment, thus to assist building design, operation, and energy technologies evaluation through the close co-operation of researchers all over the world.

 

Advancing the theoretical approach of Integral Sustainable Design to Improve Architectural Design Practice [2016]

The aim of this project is a combined evaluation of qualitative and quantitative aspects of sustainability based on Integral Theory. Applied to architecture, this approach provides the opportunity to address environmental problems in the built environment more holistically than common building rating schemes, which focus predominantly on quantitative parameters.


The energy implications of  climate based daylight modelling ENER-DAY [2014-2015]

Climate based daylight modeling (CBDM) criteria has been established in an effort to assess daylighting conditions in buildings. While some building energy rating schemes such as LEED refer to CBDM as the assessment method, others such as BREEAM refer to the static calculation of the daylight factor (DF). The aim of this project is to investigate the impact of CBDM as compared to the daylight factor calculation, and to estimate the resulting impact on final energy consumption and overheating.

Affiliations

Since 2011: Lecturer in Architectural Sustainability at Deakin

2008-2010: University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece, Department of Architecture, Research Unit of Indoor Environment and Low Energy Building Design (IELEBD)

2002-2008: HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany, Department of Architecture, Ressource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning Group (REAP)

PhD in Architecture, HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany

Units taught

Environmental, Architectural Design and Research units.

Publications

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2018

Potential and challenges of immersive virtual environments for occupant energy behavior modeling and validation: a literature review

Y Zhu, S Saeidi, T Rizzuto, A Roetzel, R Kooima

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 302-319, Journal of building engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2017

Integral sustainable design - reflections on the theory and practice from a case study

A Roetzel, R Fuller, P Rajagopalan

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 225-232, Sustainable cities and society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Spatial considerations in modelling assumptions for manual lighting control in offices

A Roetzel

(2017), pp. 1-9, Proceedings of the Australasian Building Simulation Conference 2017, Melbourne, Vic, E1

conference
2016

Visual mapping of the Integral Sustainable Design approach

A Roetzel, R Fuller, P Rajagopalan

(2016), pp. 11-20, ASA 2016 : Revisiting the role of architectural science in design and practice : Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Adelaide, South Australia, E1

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Understanding architectural and social-psychological influences on occupant behaviour in commercial buildings

A Roetzel, C-F Chen

(2016), pp. 567-576, ASA 2016 : Revisiting the role of architectural science in design and practice : Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Adelaide, South Australia, E1

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Variability of building simulation results depending on selected weather files and conditioning set points - a case study for a residential building in Victoria, Australia

A Roetzel

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 91-108, Journal of green building, Glen Allen, Va., C1

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2015

Occupant behaviour simulation for cellular offices in early design stages - Architectural and modelling considerations

Astrid Roetzel

(2015), Vol. 8, pp. 211-224, Building simulation, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Comparing climate based daylight modelling with daylight factor assessment - implications for architects

A Tsagrassoulis, A Kontadakis, A Roetzel

(2015), pp. 1097-1106, ASA2015: Living and learning: research for a better built environment : Proceedings of the 49th International conference of the Architectural Science Association, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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The use of Integral Theory to evaluate architectural sustainability - a case study

A Roetzel, R Fuller, P Rajagopalan, M Luther

(2015), pp. 598-610, ASA2015: Living and learning: research for a better built environment : Proceedings of the 49th International conference of the Architectural Science Association, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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The impact of occupant behaviour on residential greenhouse gas emissions reduction

J Hetherington, A Roetzel, R Fuller

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 127-140, Journal of green building, Glen Allen, Va., C1

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2014

Impact of building design and occupancy on office comfort and energy performance in different climates

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis, U Dietrich

(2014), Vol. 71, pp. 165-175, Building and environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Comfort in Australian offices: beyond the models?

A Roetzel, M Luther

(2014), pp. 643-653, ANZAScA 2014 : Proceedings of the 48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, Genoa, Italy, E1

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Considerations for occupant behaviour modelling in early design stages

A Roetzel

(2014), pp. 1-16, Proceedings of 8th Windsor Conference : Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World, Windsor, UK, E1

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2013

Integrating the human factor into the holistic understanding of sustainability

R de Silva, A Roetzel

(2013), pp. 633-642, ANZAScA 2013 : Proceedings of the 47th International Architectural Science Association Conference : Cutting Edge, Hong Kong, E1

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Key influences on office comfort and energy performance in different climates

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis, U Dietrich

(2013), pp. 535-554, ANZAScA 2013 : Proceedings of the 47th International Architectural Science Association Conference : Cutting Edge, Hong Kong, E1

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2012

Impact of climate change on comfort and energy performance in offices

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis

(2012), Vol. 57, pp. 349-361, Building and environment, Oxford, England, C1

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Impact of climate change on thermal comfort and energy performance in offices - a parametric study

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis

(2012), HB 2012 : Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Healthy Buildings, Brisbane, Qld., E1

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2011

Context dependency of comfort and energy performance in mixed mode offices

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis, U Dietrich, S Busching

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 303-322, Journal of building performance simulation, Abingdon, England, C1

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Climate change sensitivity of comfort and energy performance criteria for offices

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis

(2011), pp. 1-8, ANZAScA 2011 : From principles to practice in architectural science: Proceedings of the 45th Annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, Sydney, N. S. W., E1

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Comparison of the EN 15251 and Ashrae Standard 55 adaptive thermal comfort models in the context of a Mediterranean climate

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis, A Drakou, G de Siqueira

(2011), pp. 583-588, PLEA 2011 : Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on passive and low energy architecture : Architecture and Sustainable Development, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, E1

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Occupant interaction with interior environment in Greek dwellings during summer

A Drakou, A Tsangrassoulis, A Roetzel

(2011), pp. 475-480, PLEA 2011 : Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on passive and low energy architecture : Architecture and Sustainable Development, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, E1

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2010

Occupant's comfort expectations - a thermal lifestyle?

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis, U Dietrich, S Busching

(2010), PALENC 2010 : Proceedings of the 3rd Passive & Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment conference 2010, Rhodes Island, Greece, E1-1

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Balancing buildings and occupants - a holistic approach to thermal comfort and greenhouse gas emissions in mixed mode offices

A Roetzel, U Dietrich, A Tsangrassoulis, S Busching

(2010), pp. 1-20, Windsor 2010 : Proceedings of the 2010 Windsor Conference : Adapting to Change : New Thinking on Comfort, Windsor, England, 9-11 April 2010, Windsor Great Park, England, E1-1

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Comparison of lighting energy savings methodologies due to daylight with EN 15193

A Tsangrassoulis, L Doulos, F Topalis, A Roetzel

(2010), PALENC 2010 : Proceedings of the 3rd Passive & Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment conference 2010, Rhodes Island, Greece, E1-1

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On the influence of building design, occupants and heat waves on comfort and greenhouse gas emissions in naturally ventilated offices. A study based on the EN 15251 adaptive thermal comfort model in Athens, Greece

A Roetzel, A Tsangrassoulis, U Dietrich, S Busching

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 87-103, Building simulation, Tsinghau, China, C1-1

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2009

Influence of building use on comfort and energy performance in offices

A Roetzel, U Dietrich, A Tsangrassoulis, S Busching

(2009), HB2009 : Proceedings of the International conference and exhibition, Health Buildings 2009, Syracuse, N. Y., E1-1

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2008

Evaluation of thermal and visual comfort in offices considering realistic input data and user behaviour in building simulation

A Roetzel

(2008), pp. 1-18, Windsor 2008 : Proceedings of the 2008 Windsor Conference : Air Conditioning and the Low Carbon Cooling Challenge, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, England, 27-29 July 2008, Windsor, England, E1-1

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2004

Primero, ein Architekt nur Simulationsprogramm zu den Primärenergiebedarf für die Dienstleistungen Heizung, Warmwasser, Lüftung bestimmen, Kälte und Strom für künstliche Beleuchtung in Gebäuden

U Dietrich, A Roetzel

(2004), pp. 362-370, Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on Solar Thermal Energy 2004, Bad Staffelstein, Germany, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report