Dr Anir   Upadhyay
Lecturer

Dr Anir Upadhyay

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

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

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.

Phone
02 9385 5559
Location
Red Centre West Wing, Room 3030

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.04.062
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    Upadhyay AK, 2018, 'Climate information for building designers: a graphical approach', Architectural Science Review, vol. 61, pp. 58 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2017.1389690
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.192
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2015.1094389
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2012.693813
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    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, http://dx.doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.5.169
  • Reports | 2019
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    Upadhyay A; Munsami K; Lockhart Smith C, 2019, Improving the thermal performance of dwellings for carbon positive and healthy homes, RP1041, https://apo.org.au/node/244021
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    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 Dwellings, CRC for Low Carbon Living, http://dx.doi.org/10.25916/5ce8c5c17657d, https://apo.org.au/node/230251
    Reports | 2019
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    Upadhyay A; Osmond P; Adhikari R; Prasad D, 2019, Energy and indoor climate visualisation to encourage households for low carbon living, https://builtbetter.org/node/8159.
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    Upadhyay A; Nakagawa-Lagisz L; Samarasinghe G; Nakagawa S; De La Peña Suarez F; Twomey P, 2018, Do green-rated office buildings save operational energy? Rapid review of comparative evidence, SP0008e1, http://builtbetter.org/node/7555
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    Slee B; Upadhyay A; Hyde R, 2019, 'Evaluating the influence of thermal mass and window size in a direct gain system on the annual and lifetime energy consumption of domestic Australian light weight construction', in Proceedings - Windsor Conference 2014: Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World, pp. 732 - 749
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    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 December 2016 - 09 December 2016, http://anzasca.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/ASA-2016-Conference-Proceedings.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Anir Upadhyay
    Upadhyay A, 2007, 'Understanding Climate for Energy Efficient or Sustainable Design', in 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 September 2007 - 07 September 2007

Awards

  • Smart City Award for the best data as an enable initiative – VIHEW, Committee for Sydney (2019): https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/news/home-energy-tracking-app-wins-smart-cities-award
  • 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

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)

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