Cole Roberts, Arup

Cole Roberts


  • Americas Urban Energy Leader

Cole is the Americas West Energy Leader with a focus on Urban Energy and a Principal in Arup’s San Francisco office. 

Since first joining Arup in 1998, he and his team have integrated sustainability and regeneration across the built environment. Cole’s creative contribution ranges from climate responsive engineering and sustainability consulting to energy transition planning and decarbonization policy. Cole is helping Arup clients advance across nearly all facets of decarbonized energy and climate action, including circular energy networks & microgrids, grid-optimal buildings & electric mobility, climate resilience, and sustainable energy systems. A digital innovator, Cole helped lead Arup’s development of SolarResilient™, Charge4All, and Charge4Fleets™, community-scale decarbonization software, and WeatherShift™ — a suite of digital tools that leverage geospatial data, analysis, and visualization to equitably accelerate the shaping of a better world.