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Dr Anir Upadhyay

Smart Cities

PhD (USyd), MSc (Urban Planning), B.Arch.

Room: 
2005
Building: 
Red Centre
Phone: 
02 9385 5559
Bio: 

Dr Anir Upadhyay is trained as an Architect and Urban Planner. He has a PhD degree in Sustainable Design from the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. Anir’s research mainly interrogates real-world problems related to sustainability and energy efficiency in the built environment. His research explores fundamental issues of sustainable built environment at design and post-occupancy stages by using simple design tools and analysing big data sets. Anir developed a new framework, Environmental Quality of Life, to evaluate neighbourhood sustainability using perceived neighbourhood satisfaction together with objective environmental quality. Anir is now involved in a CRCLCL research project ‘Validating and improving the BASIX energy assessment tool for low-carbon dwellings’ which reviews NSW government’s one of the most important planning tools, the Building Sustainability Index (BASIX). Anir received early career research grants in 2016 and 2017 from the UNSW Built Environment to develop climate data analysis software for built-environment professionals. His project addresses the underlying issues of climate data analysis/ presentation for built environment professionals to explore local climate data from a designer’s perspective. Anir is a co-inventor of ysense wireless environmental sensor and Enviro-energy dashboard which inform energy consumption and indoor environmental quality in real-time.

Grants: 
  • Digital uplift innovation grant, UNSW Built Environment 2019 – value $10,000 

  • Energy and indoor climate visualisation to encourage homeowners for low carbon living, CRC for Low Carbon Living 2018 – value $28,250 (Jointly funded)

  • Improving thermal performance of dwellings for carbon positive and healthy homes, CRC for Low Carbon Living 2018 – value $12,402 (Jointly funded)

  • Travel grant, University of New South Wales PVC Research to attend U21 ECR Workshop 2018 – value $3,000

  • Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI) grant for SUSD0002: Building Ecology and Life Cycle Thinking, University of New South Wales 2018 – Value $20,000

  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) grant, University of New South Wales 2017 – value $13,000

  • UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, University of New South Wales 2017 – value $78,344 (Jointly funded)

  • Early Career Researcher (ECR) grant, University of New South Wales 2016 – value $8,000

  • Validating and improving the BASIX energy assessment tool for low-carbon dwellings - phase 2, CRC for Low Carbon Living 2016 – value $100,000 (Jointly funded)

  • UNSW Major Research Equipment and Infrastructure Initiative (MREII), University of New South Wales 2015 – value $109,842 (Jointly funded)

Awards: 
  • Travel scholarship to attend U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop, Shanghai, China, 2018 The University of New South Wales
  • Travel scholarship to attend 12th APRU DSC conference, Beijing, China (2011) The University of Sydney
  • HJ Cowan Architectural Science Scholarship (2011) The University of Sydney
  • Australian Post Graduate Award - Industry (2009-2013) for PhD (Sustainable Design), The University of Sydney
Teaching & Supervision: 

Dr. Upadhyay is teaching the following courses:

Postgraduate teaching:

  • SUSD0002: Building Ecology and Life Cycle Thinking
Publications:
Journal articles

Samarasinghe G; Lagisz M; Santamouris M; Yenneti K; Upadhyay AK; De La Peña Suarez F; Taunk B; Nakagawa S, 2019, 'A visualized overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on low-carbon built environments: An evidence review map', Solar Energy, vol. 186, pp. 291-299, 10.1016/j.solener.2019.04.062

Upadhyay AK, 2018, 'Climate information for building designers: a graphical approach', Architectural Science Review, vol. 61, pp. 58-67, 10.1080/00038628.2017.1389690

Upadhyay AK; Ding L; Yee KWK; Prasad D, 2017, 'Post-occupancy Energy Consumption of BASIX Affected Dwellings in the Sydney Metropolitan Area', Procedia Engineering, vol. 180, pp. 331-342, 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.192

Hyde R; Upadhyay AK; Treviño A, 2016, 'Bioclimatic responsiveness of La Casa de Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico', Architectural Science Review, vol. 59, pp. 91-101, 10.1080/00038628.2015.1094389

O'Callaghan B; Green HJ; Hyde RA; Wadley D; Upadhyay A, 2012, 'Exploring the influence of housing design and occupant environmental attitudes on energy and water usage', Architectural Science Review, vol. 55, pp. 176-185, 10.1080/00038628.2012.693813

Upadhyay AK; Yoshida H; Rijal HB, 2006, 'Climate Responsive Building Design in the Kathmandu Valley', Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering, vol. 5, pp. 169-176, 10.3130/jaabe.5.169

Conference Papers

Upadhyay AK, 2016, 'Simplified climate information for building designers', in Zuo J; Daniel L; Soebarto V (eds.), Fifty years later: Revisiting the role of architectural science in design and practice: 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2016,, The Architectural Science Association and The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 348-358, presented at 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association 2016, Adelaide, Australia, 07 - 09 December 2016, http://anzasca.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ASA-2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf

Upadhyay A, 2007, 'Understanding Climate for Energy Efficient or Sustainable Design', XXXV IAHS World Congress on Housing, Melbourne, Australia, presented at XXXV IAHS World Congress on Housing, Melbourne, Australia, 04 - 07 September 2007

Reports

Ding L; Upadhyay A; Craft W; Yenneti K; Samaratunga GK; Munsami K; Prasad D, 2019, Validating and Improving the BASIX Energy Assessment Tool for Low-Carbon Dwelling, https://apo.org.au/sites/default/files/resource-files/2019/03/apo-nid230251-1351421.pdf