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