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Harald Nils Røstvik { "honorific-suffix": "Professor", "fn": "Harald Nils Røstvik", "tel": "", "email": "" }

Avdeling/enhet Det teknisk- naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt/senter Institutt for industriell økonomi, risikostyring og planlegging
Tlf priv/mob +47 92226710. Kontor KE D-437
Merknader Professor i Byplanlegging spes bærekraft

- Professor of  Urbanism spec sustainability at IØRP University of Stavanger, Norway.

- Professor of Architecture spec sustainability at Bergen School of Architecture, Norway.

- Co-ordinator for the Wittgenstein-project:  'One Life - three Universities: Berlin, Cambridge, Manchester.

- Visiting review professor at  MArch SED, Architectural Association, London, UK.

- Architect MNAL (University of Manchester, UK).


Sustainability and energy in relation to Architecture, Mobility and Urban planning. Has participated in five five-year  EU Framework Programmes and IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHCP) research projects in the Fields of mobility, solar energy autonomous architecture, urban and regional planning. Among them IEA SHCP Task 40 "Net Zero Energy Buildings" 2009-2013, IEA SHCP Task 28 "Sustainable Solar Housing" 2000-2005,  EU DG TREN Eco building Programme "Brita in pubs" 2004 - 2008 and EU DG TREN Energy & Transport Thermie Programme "Elcidis" 1997 - 2003.

Has been visiting professor and lectured at a range of universities on several continents, among others: Harvard, UCL and Architectural Association London, ETSAB and La Salle Barcelona, Mackintosh Glasgow, Heriot-Watt Edinburg og Moratuwa University Colombo, 

Hars received a range of awards for his pioneering work, among others:  UN Year of Shelter for the Homeless CINTUS (1987), Gro Harlem Brundtland`s Environmental Foundation  (1992), World Habitat Award (2005) for contribution to a social housing Public participation solar project in Gøteborg (run by Christer Nordstrøm, Sweden), nominated for the John Bonda Award and the Aga Khan Award (2007) for architecture for a solar energy autonomous TV-media center for WGM  in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The latter Project was awarded the ICTAD prize (2014). Best Professor  at Masterlevel Award 2016/2017, University of Stavanger, Faculty of Science and Technology.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

Author of eight books. The first was 'The Sunshine Revolution' (1992) predicting the sunshine revolution now happening. The latest  'Corruption the Nobel way' (2015) documented why Norway was not a driving force in this revolution. Co-Author of another ten books, the latest "Public Corruption" edited by Gottschalk and Stanislas and launched by CRC in the US (2017).

Excerpts from research articles:

Røstvik, H.N. (2017). Wittgenstein.... (Cambridge University) Put in Details...

Scognamiglio, A. Garde, F. and Røstvik, H.N. (2014) 'How net zero  energy buildings and cities might look like?'' London.

Røstvik, H.N. (2013) ''Mass housing and sustainability.' Vol: 38. No:3.2013.

Scognamiglio, A. and Røstvik, H.N. (2013) 'Photovoltaics and zero energy buildings: a new opportunity and challenge for design'. London.

Has - in addition to Publishing research papers - written a great number of essays and feature articles for  The Guardian London, Plan, Oslo, Arkitektur N and Arkitektnytt Oslo as well as for Teknisk Ukeblad Oslo and is an active participant contributing to the public debate through a range of newspaper articles and radipo interviews.

Pågående forskning

Teaching at  UiS:

BYG 610 Sustainable City Region. Course leader.

BYG 620 A Climate for Change. Course leader.

BYG 655 Technologies and Ideas for Sustainable Cities.

Course leader.

BYG 210 Bygningsfysikk og Husbygg.

Phd supervisor.

Master supervisor.

Bachelor supervisor.


Architect at Greater London Council, Dept of Architecture and Town Planning, Westminster London, planning sustainable social housing schemes. Worked for Save the Children and Strømme Foundation in Asia and West Africa. Architect at Architect MNAL Thoralf Bryne AS, Stavanger, engaged in ompetions and designing Askim town hall, thetre and concert hall. Set up own practice SunLab in 1978/later named Sivilarkitekt MNAL Harald N. Røstvik AS. The company was one of the world's first solar design companies and has carried out a range of sustainability projects and international competitions on many continents on its own or with renowned practices as partners. Among them Meletitiki in Athens, Greece and Kahawita de Silva in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Teaching and speaking at international Conferences has been a crucial part of his life and has taken him to renowned universities and Conferences. Part time (50%) professor at Bergen School of Architecture since 2009Full time professor at University of Stavanger since 2017.

Vitenskapelige publikasjoner (fra CRISTin)

  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Corruption - The Nobel Way in Norway. I: Public Corruption: Regional and National Perspectives on Procurement Fraud. CRC Press. ISBN 9781498757973. s. 89-105.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Norway´s Electric vehicle deployment success and PLEA. I: Proceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference : Design to Thrive. Volume 1. Edinburgh, 2th - 5th July 2017. NCEUB - Network for comfort and energy use in buildings. ISBN 9780992895754. s. 527-533.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Reconstructing Ludwig Wittgenstein´s House in the "quiet seriousness" of Skjolden, Norway. I: Building histories : the proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Construction History Society. Construction History Society. ISBN 9780992875138. s. 505-514.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Solar energy in the urban vertical fabric. I: Proceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference : Design to Thrive. Volume 3. Edinburgh, 2th - 5th July 2017. NCEUB - Network for comfort and energy use in buildings. ISBN 9780992895754. s. 4619-4626.
  • Scognamiglio, Alessandra; Røstvik, Harald Nils; Garde, Francois; Kim, Jun Tae; Musall, Eike; Noguchi, Masa; Waldren, David; Weiss, Tobias; Wittkopf, Stephen (2017). Net ZEB design opportunities and challenges. I: Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings : Feedback from 30 Net ZEBs worldwide. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9783433030721. s. 103-151.
  • Garde, Francois; Lenoir, Aurélie; Scognamiglio, Alessandra; Aelenei, Daniel; Waldren, David; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2015). Design of Net Zero Energy Buildings: Feedback from International Projects. Energy Procedia. ISSN 1876-6102.
  • Scognamiglio, Alessandra; Røstvik, Harald Nils; Garde, F. (2014). How Net Zero Energy Buildings and cities might look like. Energy Procedia. ISSN 1876-6102.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2013). Listed Church buildings and solar energy. Journal of Architectural Conservation. ISSN 1355-6207.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2013). Mass housing and sustainability. Open House International. ISSN 0168-2601. Volum 38. Hefte 3. s. 31-39.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2012). Bærekraftige arkitektkonkurranser. Arkitektur N. ISSN 1504-7628.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2012). Climate change and building insulation. Does Research results have an impact?. Advances in Building Energy Research. ISSN 1751-2549.
  • Scognamiglio, Alessandra; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2012). Photovoltaics and zero energy buildings: a New opportunity and Challenge in design. Progress in Photovoltaics. ISSN 1062-7995.
  • Müller-Eie, Daniela; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Bærekraftig Byliv i Freiburg – Hva kan vi lære?.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). (Un)productive landscapes - sustainability. Bergen Arkitekthøgskole; 2017-11-23.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Bærekraftig Campus - Det store bildet.. Statsbygg i samarbeide med UiS; 2017-11-08.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Complex Context Sustainability. Bergen Arkitekthøgskole; 2017-11-22.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Forskning viser at.....Retten til ikke å bli skyggelagt.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Hvem spår best om energi i fremtiden? Det ser i hvert fall ikke ut til å være IEA..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Hvordan bygge en bærekraftig by?. UiS /Forskningsdagene 2017;
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Nobelt Kameraderi.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Planleggeres samfunnsoppdrag. Verdibørsen P2s magasin for livssyn og etikk. [Radio]; 2017-02-25.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Planleggeres samfunnsoppdrag. Verdibørsen P2s magasin for livssyn og etikk. [Radio]; 2017-02-26.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2017). Reconstructing Ludwig Wittgenstein's house in the "quiet seriousness of Skjolden, Norway.. Queens' College; 2017-04-07 - 2017-04-09.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils; Juul Walløe, Fredrick (2017). Det er på tide vi rydder opp i begrepet "smarte bygg"..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils; Reinertsen, Monica; Gustavsen, Kristin (2017). Torget - en katastrofe eller suksess?.
  • Müller-Eie, Daniela; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Bærekraftig Byliv i Freiburg – Hva kan vi lære?.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). A Climate for Change. Architectural Association, MA SED; 2016-01-20.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). En ny fremtidsfortelling. Gjestekommentar/kronikk over to sider , side 2 og 3..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Etikk og bærekraft. Rambøll AS; 2016-10-27 - 2017-10-27.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Log fires or traffic fumes: What's the real cause of Bergen's air pollution?..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Rundt 40.000 mennesker har mistet arbeidet sitt. mange i Stavanger-regionen. Ingen ler..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Smart city & smart sustainable campus: Perspektiver for bruk av solenergi.. Forskningsnettverket for miljøvennlig energi ved UiS og IRIS; 2016-06-13.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Solenergipotensialet i Sør Norge. Mandal Kommune; 2016-05-25.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Stavanger etter Paris: Solenergi - hvilke muligheter har Stavanger?. Stavanger kommune; 2016-04-22.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Superforecasting. Evnen til å se fram i tid kan opparbeides og utvikles..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). The Practical Wittgenstein. Harald N. Røstvik; 2016-05-05 - 2016-05-08.
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2016). Å bygge 50 cm tykke vegger er altfor ressurskrevende i mesteparten av Norge..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2015). A ban on beggars in Norwegian cities is not the answer to homelessness..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2014). Fremtiden blir spennende, elektrisk og solrik..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2014). Solskinnsrevolusjonen og energibyen Stavanger..
  • Røstvik, Harald Nils (2012). Dear or No Deal in Durban. COP 17 outcome..
  • Scognamiglio, Alessandra; Musali, Eike; Røstvik, Harald Nils (2012). Photovoltaics and (Nearly) Net Zero Energy Buildings: Architectural Considerations.. Machintosh Scool of Architecture / ZEMCH; 2012-08-20 - 2012-08-22.