Researcher

Dr Anir Upadhyay

My Expertise

  • Climate responsive design
  • Energy efficient building design
  • Energy and environmental monitoring of residential buildings
  • Post occupancy evaluation of dwellings, precincts and communities

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Biography

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...view more

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.


My 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)


My Qualifications

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


My 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

My Teaching

Dr. Upadhyay is teaching the following courses:

Postgraduate teaching:

  • SUSD0002: Building Ecology and Life Cycle Thinking
  • SUSD0003: Energy and the Built Environment
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Location

Red Centre West Wing, Room 3030

Contact

02 9385 5559