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A/Prof Lan Ding

Biography
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+61 2 9385 5593

Lan Ding is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Built Environment. She received her PhD at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning. Prior to joining the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW, Lan held the position of Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO (2000-2011) and Senior Lecturer at the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong (2011-September 2013).

Lan is a Member of STANDARDS Australia Committee, IT-268 Sustainable Cities and Communities, ISO Committee Member, ISO/TC 268/TG 1, Convenor of High Performance Architecture (HPA) Research Cluster in Built Environment, and was UNSW Node Leader at CRC for Low Carbon Living, and Co-Chair of SBE16 International High-Performance Built Environment Conference (SBE 16 Sydney | International High-Performance Built Environment Conference).

Lan has over 20 years research experience in sustainable building design, regulation, energy efficiency, sustainable urban development and environmental analysis, intelligent building systems, smart cites and communities, urban heat mitigation and adaptation, decision-making models, building information modelling (BIM), urban informatics, multi-agent modelling, GIS, building life cycle assessment, as well as the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to built and urban environments. 

Lan has won various awards for research innovation and leadership, including national and state awards from the Australian Institute of Building, the Fresh Innovators Award and the CSIRO Divisional Award for excellence in a successful project providing an invaluable information resource to help the land development industry create more sustainable neighbourhoods.

 

 


Research activities

Research Projects 

Smart Community Pilot Study. UNSW DGFI Interdisciplinary Seed Funding Award (Project Leader).

Thermal Data Collection and Modelling. City of Port Phillip (Project Leader). 

Assessment of Impact of Urban Development on Urban Heat Island (UHI) Coupled with UHI Effect of Solar PV. NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and CRC for Low Carbon Living (Project Leader).

NSW Government Open Data Visualisation for Urban Heat Island Mitigation. NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and CRC for Low Carbon Living (Project Leader).

A Strategic Report for Cool Sydney 2050. City of Sydney and CRC for Low Carbon Living (Project Leader). Project Report

Urban Heat Amelioration Design Guideline and Standards (Co-Investigator).

EEDMN BASIX: Mapping the Decision-Making Processes to Identify Barriers and Drivers to Meet or Exceed the BASIX Requirements of New Builds, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) and CRC for Low Carbon Living (Project Leader).

UHI-DS: Microclimate and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision-Support ToolCRC for Low Carbon Living (Project Leader ). Project Report; Video; UHI-DS Tool; UHI Mitigation Index

Validating and Improving the BASIX Energy Assessment Tool for Low-Carbon Dwellings - Phase 2, CRC for Low Carbon Living (Project Leader). Project Report

Validating and Improving the BASIX Energy Assessment Tool for Low-Carbon DwellingsCRC for Low Carbon Living (Project Leader). Project Report

Node of Excellence in High Performance Architecture, CRC for Low Carbon Living (UNSW Node Leader).

Sustainable Smart Cities, Built Environment Research (Project Leader)

Development of an Immersive 3D Virtual Environment to Support Team Collaboration of Students, Built Environment Learning and Teaching (Project Leader).

Closing the Loop on Evidence-Based Low Carbon of Non-Residential Buildings, CRC for Low Carbon Living (Project Leader during 2014 - 2015).

3D Collaborative Virtual Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, University of Wollongong (Project Leader).

Building Life Cycle Assessment Case Studies, University of Wollongong and Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (Research Leader).

Sustainability Advisor (AccuRate Based), CSIRO and Federal Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (Project Leader)

Agent-based Consumption Behaviour Modelling and Simulation to Support Climate Adapted Urban Development, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship (Project Leader).

Planning the Sustainable Urban Renewable of East Lake - Integrated Sustainability Assessment Platform (ISAP), CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship and ACT Planning and Land Authority (ISAP Research Leader).

Planning the Sustainable Urban Renewable of East Lake - Scoping 3D Visualisation Interface, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship and ACT Planning and Land Authority (Project Leader).

Agent-based Urban Metabolism and Sustainability Platform, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship (Research Leader).

DesignCheck (BIM-Based), CSIRO, University of Sydney, Woods Bagot and Building Commissions VIC (Project Leader)

Sydney Opera House FM Exemplar Project, CSIRO, University of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, et al (Research Leader)

LCADesign Commercialisation Activities, CSIRO and CRC for Construction Innovation (Project Leader)

PIM: An open digital information standard for the exchange of precinct information supporting carbon management throughout the urban development lifecycle, CRC for Low Carbon Living (Co-Investigator).

Enhancing Resilience of Aged Care Systems to Climate Change: Retrofitting Buildings and Sociocultural Systems, University of Wollongong (Co-Investigator).

Your Development, CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship (Co-Investigator).

Managing Information Flows with Models and Virtual Environments, CSIRO and University of Sydney (Co-Investigator).

Life Cycle Modelling and Design Knowledge Development in 3D Virtual Environments, University of Sydney and CSIRO (Co-Investigator).

DesignWorld: A Tool for Team Collaboration in High Band Virtual Environemnts, University of Sydney, CSIRO, Woods Bagot and Arup (Co-Investigator).