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Professor Rajat Gupta

Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate Change Director of Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) Director of OISD: Low Carbon Building Group Module leader, MSc Sustainable Building: Performance and Design

School of Architecture

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Prof Gupta’s teaching interests lie in post-occupancy building evaluation (POE) and low carbon building technologies. He has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the School (formerly Department) of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. Currently he leads a post-graduate module on Post-occupancy building evaluation (p30405) (since 2004). From 2008-2011, Prof Gupta developed and led the Low carbon building technologies (LCBT) module (2008-2011), as part of the MSc Sustainable Building: Performance and Design programme. These modules are informed by cutting-edge research on carbon counting, building performance evaluation and low carbon building.

The POE module (one of its kind) uses an innovative experiential learning-by-doing approach, whereby students, in groups of three or four, assess the actual sustainability performance of real case study buildings and live projects designed by leading architectural practices such as Penoyre & Prasad Architects, PRP Architects and Ridge & Partners. Learning from the POE studies are shared with the respective design and engineering practices through reports and student-led workshops (held in architects’ offices), resulting in effective collaborations between academia and industry.

Prof Gupta is also an internal examiner of MSc dissertations and has supervised 17 MSc dissertations to successful completion (2006-2011). In 2012, Prof Gupta was appointed asmember of the external panel for validating MSc programmes at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture (UK).

Teaching roles at Oxford Brookes University

Jan 2008 – presentMember of the core team of MSc programmeSchool of Architecture
Apr 2008 - Apr 2010Module leader in MSc programmeSchool of Architecture
Leader of a postgraduate module, Low carbon building technologies taught in the MSc Sustainable Building: Performance and Design programme.
Apr 2005 - presentMSc theses markingDepartment of Architecture
Internal examiner for theses submitted as part of the MSc in Energy Efficient Building course.
Jan 2005 - presentModule leader in MSc programmeSchool of Architecture
Leader of a postgraduate module, Post-occupancy Building Evaluation taught in the MSc Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building course.
Feb 2004 - Mar 2004Invited LecturesSchool of the Built Environment
Invited to deliver lectures on building energy performance on various undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the School of the Built Environment.
Jan 2003 - May 2003Joint Module leader in MSc programmeDepartment of Architecture
Leader of the postgraduate module, Building energy and environmental performance modelling. Developed the module handbook, taught simulation software (SAP model, Meteonorm, Nicol Graphs, Building Toolbox), ran tutorials and conducted assessment through coursework and viva.
Oct 2002 - Dec 2002LecturerDepartment of Real Estate and Construction
Chaired and assessed court of enquiry seminars for the module, Current issues in Town Planning Practice for second year students of BSc Real Estate Management.

Supervision

 

MSc dissertations supervised to successful completion

  1. Gary Wilburn, Whole-life costing and the cost-benefits of low-carbon retrofitting measures for UK housing (2009-10)
  2. Mark Waller, Building performance evaluation of new-build housing in Southampton (2009-10)
  3. Mike Rignall, Post-occupancy evaluation of sustainable schools in UK (2009-10)
  4. Matthew Gregg, Using POE studies to investigate the ‘real’ performance of LEED-rated buildings in USA (2008-09)
  5. Halla Huws, Comparison of SAP and PHPP models (2008-09)
  6. James Lemanis, Refurbish or demolish: redevelopment of English secondary schools (2008-09)
  7. Ashley Burns, In-use monitoring and post-occupancy evaluation of a police station building in North Kent (2008-09)
  8. Nia Jeremiah, Refurbishing existing housing based on a post-occupancy evaluation (2008-09)
  9. Matthew Richards, Delivering the UK Government's targets for zero-carbon homes (2007-08)
  10. Chaitanya Potbhare, Building performance in a composite climate of India (2007-08)
  11. Gerry Cooper, Verifying the modeling equations of SAP for low carbon homes(2007-08)
  12. James Atack, Evaluating the Code for Sustainable Homes (2007-08)
  13. Chris Jones, Low carbon refurbishment of UK homes (2007-08)
  14. Adrien Vick , Energy-efficient retrofitting of Victorian primary schools in the UK (2006-07)
  15. Maria Stefanaki , Retrofitting energy saving measures in residential buildings, Athens (2006-07)
  16. Smita Chandiwala, Assessing relative CO2 emissions of standard dwelling types in UK (2006-07)
  17. Toby Balson, Does Eco-renovation lead to a Low-energy lifestyle? (2006-07)

Rajat is regularly approached by students (from UK, USA, Europe, India, middle-east and far-east) interested in pursuing doctoral research under his supervision. Potential areas of doctoral research are low/zero carbon building, performance gap, building performance monitoring, post-occupancy evaluation, urban energy/carbon modelling, carbon metrics, monitoring and evaluation of low carbon communities, and adaptation and resilience of building and cities.

PhD students supervised to successful completion as Director of Studies

  • Robert Irving, Assessing the potential of heat pumps to reduce energy-related carbon emissions from UK housing (2013)
  • Paula Naukkarinen, Energy-efficient renovation of hotels: the case of Cyprus (2012)
  • Daniel Santana, Socio-technical study of water use and conservation in Brazilian dwellings(2011)
  • Ahmadreza Foruzanmehr, Integrating vernacular passive-cooling systems into modern buildings in warm dry climates of Iran (2010)

PhD students supervised to successful completion as Second Supervisor

  • Joaquim Flores, Introduction of energy efficiency measures in the refurbishment of traditional buildings in Oporto, Portugal (2014)

Current supervision of PhD students

  • Marina Topouzi, Oriel College, University of Oxford, Occupants’ interaction with low-carbon retrofitted homes and its impact on energy use (Submitting 2015)

External PhD examination

Tia Kansara (2014) The impact on thermal comfort, health and energy consumption by a 1ºC intervention on building transitional zones in Abu Dhabi. University College LondonUK

Rebecca Collins (2014) Local Projects for Sustainable Energy: Exploring the nature of Success. Birmingham City University, UK

Noor Mohamed Zaid (2013) Measuring electricity related GHG emissions and the affordability of electricity in Malaysian low-cost housing. The University of New South Wales, Australia

Miroslava Kavgic (2013) A city-scale physically disaggregated bottom-up energy model: technical options for decarbonising Belgrade residential stock. University College London,UK

Jonathan Taylor (2012) Predicting Microbial Risk in Flooded London Dwellings, Using Microbial, Hygrothermal, and GIS Modelling. University College London, UK

Meenakshi Sahu (2011), Optimization of energy efficient building envelope for tropical climate using genetic algorithm, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Cathryn M Hamilton (2011) The role of local government to support community carbon reduction: an analysis of capacity to act and climate change governance, University of South Australia, Australia

Research grants and awards

Nov 2012Shortlisted for Domestic Retrofit Project of the YearRetro-Expo 2012
With Penoyre and Prasad Architects, shortlisted (finalist) for this national award for the deep low carbon refurbishment and building performance evaluation of a 1990 terrace in London.
Nov 20113R award Housing ‘small category’Architects Journal Retrofit award 2011
With Penoyre and Prasad Architects, won for this national award for the deep low-carbon refurbishment and building performance evaluation of a 1990 terrace in London(Retrofit for living)
Aug/Sep 2011Oxford Whole House Carbon Reduction ProjectNationwide media coverage
Received nationwide coverage (National newspapers – Sunday Mail, TV - BBC, Radio - BBC Oxford) on the Oxford Whole House Carbon reduction project, advanced low carbon refurbishment and building performance evaluation of a Victorian terrace in Oxford
Jan 2010Faculty AssociateSmith School of Enterprise and Environment, Oxford University
Appointed as an expert in the area of climate change and building.
Mar 2009Presentation of DECoRuM research in the House of LordsWestminster, London
Selected by the University to showcase DECoRuM carbon-counting and carbon-reduction model.
Jan 2010Faculty AssociateSmith School of Enterprise and Environment, Oxford University
Appointed as an expert in the area of climate change and building.
Jan 2009Hind Rattan (Jewel of India) awardNRI Welfare Society of India
Invited to receive the coveted Hind Rattan award for outstanding services, contributions and achievements in the field of architecture and sustainability.
Jan 2007Visiting FellowshipCollege of Design, Arizona State University, USA
Awarded a visiting fellowship by the College of Design and the Herberger Centre for Design Research at Arizona State University (ASU). This involves conducting research and teaching related to sustainability and carbon emissions reduction from buildings and cities.
Dec 2007Dean’s award for Outstanding Achievement (Research)Oxford Brookes University
Won the Dean’s award for outstanding research: maintaining constantly high standards of research and publication in sustainable architecture, and developing the research cluster.
Dec 2006RIBA President’s award for outstanding researchRIBA, London
Winner of the inaugural 2006 RIBA President's Award for Research: Outstanding PhD thesis on DECoRuM carbon counting model. This is open to international competition.
Dec 2005Dean’s award for Outstanding Achievement (Research)Oxford Brookes University
Won the 2005 Dean’s award for outstanding research and innovation in carbon counting.
Nov 2005Young Scientist FellowshipBritish Council, Switzerland
Awarded a Young Scientist Fellowship to join the International Networking of Young Scientists, and attend an international summit on Climate Change and Cities held in Berne, Switzerland.
Jul 2001University Research Degree ScholarshipOxford Brookes University, UK
Awarded a three year full-time Oxford Brookes University Research Degree Scholarship beginning October 2001 to pursue doctoral research.

Books

Journal articles

  • Gupta R, Barnfield L, Gregg M, 'Overheating in care settings: magnitude, causes, preparedness and remedies'
    Building Research and Information 45 (1-2) (2017) pp.83-101
    ISSN: 0961-3218 eISSN: 0961-3218
    Abstract
  • McGill G, Sharpe T, Robertson L, Gupta, Mawditt I, 'Meta-analysis of indoor temperatures in new-build housing'
    Building Research and Information 45 (1-2) (2017) pp.19-39
    ISSN: 0961-3218 eISSN: 0961-3218
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Care provision fit for a warming climate'
    Architectural Science Review (2017)
    ISSN: 0003-8628 eISSN: 0003-8628
    Abstract
  • Synnefa A, Laskari M, Gupta R, Pisello AL, Santamouris M, 'Development of net zero energy settlements using advanced energy technologies'
    Procedia Engineering 180 (2017) pp.1388-1401
    ISSN: 1877-7058 eISSN: 1877-7058
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Kapsali M, Gregg M, 'Comparative building performance evaluation of a ‘sustainable’ community centre and a public library building'
    Building Services Engineering Research and Technology (2017)
    ISSN: 0143-6244 eISSN: 0143-6244
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Kapsali M, 'Evaluating the 'as-built' performance of an eco-housing development in the UK'
    Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 37 (2) (2016) pp.220-242
    ISSN: 0143-6244 eISSN: 0143-6244
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Empirical evaluation of the energy and environmental performance of a sustainably-designed but under-utilised institutional building in the UK'
    Energy and Buildings 128 (2016) pp.68-80
    ISSN: 0378-7788 eISSN: 0378-7788
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Do deep low carbon domestic retrofits actually work?'
    Energy and Buildings 129 (2016) pp.330-343
    ISSN: 0378-7788 eISSN: 0378-7788
    Abstract
  • Roelich K, Knoeri C, Steinberger JK, Varga L, Blythe PT, Butler D, Gupta R, Harrison G, Martin C, Purnell P, 'Towards resource-efficient and service-oriented integrated infrastructure operation'
    Technological Forecasting and Social Change 92 (2015) pp.40-52
    ISSN: 0040-1625 eISSN: 0040-1625
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, Williams K, 'Cooling the UK housing stock post-2050s'
    Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 36 (2) (2015) pp.196-220
    ISSN: 0143-6244 eISSN: 0143-6244
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, Passmore S, Stevens G, 'Intent and outcomes from the Retrofit for the Future programme: key lessons'
    Building Research and Information 43 (4) (2015) pp.435-451
    ISSN: 0961-3218 eISSN: 0961-3218
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Do deep low carbon retrofits actually work?'
    Energy Procedia 78 (2015) (2015) pp.919-924
    ISSN: 1876-6102 eISSN: 1876-6102
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Kapsali M, 'Empirical assessment of indoor air quality and overheating in low-carbon social housing dwellings in England, UK'
    Advances in Building Energy Research 10 (1) (2015) pp.46-68
    ISSN: 1751-2549 eISSN: 1751-2549
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Irving R, 'Possible effects of future domestic heat pump installations on the UK energy supply'
    Energy and Buildings 84 (2014) pp.94-110
    ISSN: 0378-7788 eISSN: 0378-7788
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Barnfield L, Hipwood T, 'Impacts of community-led energy retrofitting of owner-occupied dwellings'
    Building Research and Information 42 (4) (2014) pp.446-461
    ISSN: 0961-3218 eISSN: 0961-3218
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Barnfield L, 'Unravelling the unintended consequences of home energy improvements'
    International Journal of Energy Sector Management 8 (4) (2014) pp.506-526
    ISSN: 1750-6220 eISSN: 1750-6220
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Irving R, 'Development and application of a domestic heat pump model for achieving CO2 emissions reductions from domestic space heating, hot water and potential cooling demand in the future'
    Energy and Buildings 60 (May) (2013) pp.60-74
    ISSN: 0378-7788 eISSN: 0378-7788
    Abstract
  • Williams K, Gupta R, Hopkins D, Gregg M, Payne C, Joynt J, Smith I, Bates-Brkljac N, 'Retrofitting England's suburbs to adapt to climate change'
    Building Research and Information 41 (4) (2013) pp.517-531
    ISSN: 0961-3218 eISSN: 0961-3218
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, Du H, Williams K, 'Evaluative application of UKCP09‐based downscaled future weather years to simulate overheating risk in typical English homes'
    Structural Survey 31 (4) (2013) pp.231-252
    ISSN: 0263-080X eISSN: 0263-080X
    Abstract
  • Smith, I., Williams, K., Hopkins, D., Joynt, J., Payne, C. and Gupta, R, 'Integrated suburban neighbourhood adaptation due to climate change'
    Structural Survey 31 (4) (2013) pp.301-313
    ISSN: 0263-080X eISSN: 0263-080X
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Using UK climate change projections to adapt existing english homes for a warming climate'
    Building and Environment 55 (September) (2012) pp.20-42
    ISSN: 0360-1323 eISSN: 0360-1323
    Abstract
  • Gupta, R. and Gregg, M., 'Appraisal of UK funding frameworks for energy research in housing'
    Building Research and Information 40 (4) (2012) pp.446-460
    ISSN: 0961-3218 eISSN: 0961-3218
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Adapting UK suburban neighbourhoods and dwellings for a changing climate'
    Advances in Building Energy Research 5 (1) (2011) pp.81-108
    ISSN: 1751-2549 eISSN: 1751-2549
    Abstract
  • Chandiwala S, Gupta R, 'Understanding occupants: feedback techniques for large-scale low-carbon domestic refurbishments'
    Building Research and Information 38 (5) (2010) pp.530-548
    ISSN: 0961-3218 eISSN: 0961-3218
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, 'Moving towards low-carbon buildings and cities: experiences from oxford'
    International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 4 (3) (2009) pp.159-168
    ISSN: 1748-1317 eISSN: 1748-1317
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Chandiwala S, 'Achieving low carbon buildings using code for sustainable homes in the UK'
    International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 4 (3) (2009) pp.187-196
    ISSN: 1748-1317 eISSN: 1748-1317
    Abstract

Book chapters

  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Evaluating Retrofit Performance. A Process Map' in Retrofit for Purpose: Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings, RIBA Publishing (2014)
    ISBN: 9781859465141
    Abstract
  • Gupta, R, Chandiwala S., 'A critical and comparative evaluation of CO2 emissions from national building stocks of developed and rapidly-developing countries- case studies of UK, USA, and India' in Cities and climate change: responding to an urgent agenda. Volume 2, World Bank (2012)
    ISBN:
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Climate change: Adaptations' in International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier (2012)
    ISBN: 978-0-08-047163-1
    Abstract

Conference papers

  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'A new local energy mapping approach for targeting urban energy renovations'
    (2017)
    ISSN: 2001-7960 ISBN: 978-91-983878-1-0
  • Bruce-Konuah A, Gupta R, 'Using smart energy storage to increase self-consumption of solar-generated electricity and reduce peak grid load at household and community level'
    (2017)
    ISSN: 2001-7960 ISBN: 978-91-983878-1-0
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Building performance simulation of advanced energy technologies to achieve net zero energy dwellings in UK'
    (2016)

    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Kapsali M, Gregg M, 'Climate Resilience in New-Build Social Housing: Challenges, opportunities and unintended consequences'
    (2015) pp.497-506
    ISBN: 978-0-9929705-4-3
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Barnfield L, Gregg M, 'Effectiveness and impacts of community-based action on household energy reduction'
    (2015) pp.535-548
    ISBN: 978-91-980482-7-8
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Using urban energy modelling to rapidly assess potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation of UK homes'
    (2014)
    ISBN: 978-0-9930137-0-6
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, 'Impacts of low carbon communities on localised energy behaviours'
    (2014)

  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'A quiet revolution: Mapping energy use in low carbon communities'
    2 (Session 5B) (2014) pp.49-56
    ISBN: 978-93-83184-03-3
    Abstract
  • Gupta, R., Barnfield, L. and Hipwood, T, 'Unravelling the unintended consequences of home energy improvements: emerging findings from the EVALOC project'
    (2013)

  • Gupta R and Barnfield L, 'Evaluating the impact of low carbon communities on household energy behaviours'
    (2013)

  • Rajat Gupta & Rohini Cherian, 'Mapping communities and neighbourhoods for local carbon reductions'
    (2013)
    ISSN: 2001-7960
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, Cherian R, 'Tackling the performance gap between design intent and actual outcomes of new low/zero carbon housing'
    (5A-483-13) (2013) pp.1315-1328
    ISBN: 978-91-980482-2-3
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Adapting UK suburban homes for a warming climate'
    (2012)

    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Using a mapping-based simulation approach to rapidly investigate the potential for adapting English homes for a warming climate'
    (2012) pp.744-751

  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Using a building performance evaluation approach to achieve low-carbon retrofitting of a Victorian house in Oxford'
    (2012)
    ISBN: 978-989-95671-8-4
  • Gupta R and Darby S, 'Action research approach for gaining, and providing, feedback on domestic energy use to understand occupant behaviour, perceptions and expectation'
    (2011)

  • Gupta R, Gregg M, 'Suburban neighbourhood adaptation for a changing climate: developing climate change scenarios for suburbs'
    (2011) pp.233-238
    ISBN: 978-2-87463-276-1
    Abstract
  • Gupta R, Roaf S, 'Counting Carbon From Buildings and Cities: Fundamentals and Methodologies'
    Oxford Conference: a Re-evaluation of Education in Architecture (2008) pp.83-86

  • Gupta R, Chandiwala S, 'Building for the Future: Making the Uk Further Education Colleges Sustainable'
    Oxford Conference: a Re-evaluation of Education in Architecture (2008) pp.165-169

Other publications

Membership of professional bodies

Memberships of research councils, learned organisations and advisory boards

International
Mar 2013 - Sep 2017Technical advisor to UNEP’s International Climate Initiative for development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for the Building Sector in Asia (Southeast Asia)
Feb 2013 - Dec 2013Technical expert to UNEP-RISO and Global Green Growth Institute(GGGI), to develop United Arab Emirates (UAE) tailored capacity building/training programs in sustainable buildings for policy makers, public officials and stakeholders in 2013, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Oct 2012 - Sep 2015Member of the UNEP’s International Sustainable Social Housing Initiative(SUSHI) Phase 2 Project Advisory Board.
Oct 2012 - Mar 2013Technical expert to UNEP and International Labour Organisation on the Zambia Green Jobs Programme.
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013Scientific committee member of the BESS-SB13 (Building Enclosure Sustainability Symposium - Sustainable Building 2013 conference). 24-25 June 2013, Pamona, California, USA.
Jan 2011 - Dec 2011Expert advisor to UNFCCC’s small-scale methodology group in Colognefor developing a Clean Development Methodology (CDM) for calculating energy efficiency savings in buildings.
Apr 2010 - presentInvited to be an expert member of the United Nations Environment Programme-Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) in Paris on the Energy and Greenhouse gas Technical Advisory committee and the Common Carbon Metric project
Mar 2010 - presentMember of European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) Research Committee
2009 - presentInvited member of the Climate and Development Research Centre for developing climate change action plan for Rwanda at Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010Member of the World Bank’s 5th Urban Research Symposium network
Aug 2006 - Sep 2008Chair of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI’s) Adaptation Working Group, Freiberg, Germany
Sep 2002Judge for Teachers in Architecture Design Competition, Yazd, Iran
National
Jan 2013 - presentSteering group member of the Department of Energy and Climate Change(DECC) English Housing Survey Modelling project.
Jan 2013Member of the interview Grant Panel for EPSRC/ESRC’s £7m programme on setting up centres for excellence on Innovative business models around infrastructure interdependencies
Dec 2012 - presentExpert member of Zero Carbon Hub’s Task Group, Closing the Performance Gap
Dec 2012 - presentExpert advisor on Good Homes Alliance’s national project on Preventing Overheating in UK homes
Oct 2012 - presentMember of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) peer review college
Mar 2012 - Dec 2013Member of the Advisory Board for Institute for Sustainability’s Facilitated Learning and Sharing+ (FLASH+) programme
Oct 2011 - Dec 2014Strategic advisor (paid) and evaluator for Technology Strategy Board’s£8m national research programme on Building Performance Evaluation programme.
Apr 2011 - presentPeer reviewer for Research grant proposals submitted to EPSRC
Sep 2010 - presentMember of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Energy and Communities collaborative network
Sep 2010 - presentSteering group member of the RIBA/CIBSE Carbonbuzz initiative seeking to close the gap between designed and actual performance
Sep 2010 - presentInvited member of the Zero Carbon Hub (ZCH) Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (VIAQ) Task Group
Jun 2010 - presentInvited expert member of the Measurement, Monitoring and Evaluation task group of the Thames Gateway Institute for Sustainability, London
Mar 2010 - Jun 2010Member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Advisory Group for studying the learning and Impact from Technology Strategy Board’s Retrofit for the Future programme
Sep 2009 - presentMember of EPSRC’s and UK Climate Impact Programme’s (UKCIP’s)Adaptation and Resilience to Changing Climate (ARCC) research network
Aug 2009 - presentTechnical assessor for a range of national applied research programmes sponsored by UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board
Aug 2009 - Aug 2010Member of the steering group responsible for developing the BSI’s UK PAS 2060 standard on carbon neutrality
Apr 2008 - Apr 2010Invited member of the London 2012 Carbon Management Strategy Advisory Group to provide independent guidance to LOCOG, ODA, LDA and any other organisations involved in the commissioning and delivery of a Carbon Management Strategy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Mar 2008 - presentCommittee member of BSI’s SEM/001 Energy Management and SEM/001/02 Energy Efficiency Saving Calculations and Benchmarking
Aug 2007 - presentInvited to be an academic member of the UK Green Building Council
Oct 2005 - presentFounder member of the Westminster Carbon Counting Working Group, London
Jan 2006 - presentMember of the EDGE network sponsored by the Carbon Trust, London
Sep 2003 - presentMember of the UK Solar Energy Society, UK
Aug 2002 - presentMember of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB), UK
Local
Mar 2012 - Dec 2013Member of the Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting Group for the Low Carbon Oxford initiative, a pioneering city-wide programme of collaboration between private, public and non-profit organisations with the aim of ensuring Oxford's future as a sustainable and low carbon city.
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012Advisor on the Low Carbon Hub’s People’s Power Station, a UK Government funded project about creating a web tool for capturing data on energy generated by micro-renewables in Oxford.
Mar 2008 - presentInvited to sit on the Environmental Policy Sub-Group of Oxford Brookes
Jun 2007 - Dec 2008Member of the ‘International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE)’ 2008 Conference local organising committee
Oct 2005 - presentInvited Member of Climate Outreach Information Network (COIN) Advisory Board Oxford, UK
Jan 2005 - May 2006Member of the 2006 Solar Cities Congress Advisory Board, Oxford
Sep 2004Judge for international ecohouse competition 2004, Oxford
Jul 2003Judge for Ecohouse Student Design Competition, Oxford

Professional Affiliations

Aug 2003-presentFellow (FRSA)Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts
Sep 2000-presentAssociate Member (AIIA)Indian Institute of Architects, India
Jun 2000-presentRegistered ArchitectCouncil of Architecture, India

Refereed journals: editorial roles

2012-presentEditorial Board member of Advances in Building Energy Research Journal (Taylor and Francis)
2010-presentEditorial Board member of Sustainable Cities and Society Journal (Elsevier).
2009- presentEditorial Board member of International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development(Taylor and Francis)
2009Guest editor of a special issue of International Journal of Low Carbon Technologiesjournal on sustainable energy technologies based on papers from the 2008 Delhi conference on sustainable energy technologies and low carbon buildings.
2008-presentArticle referee for Housing Studies, Environment and Planning A, Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings, Energy Policy, and Building Research and Information

 

Conferences

Conference keynotes

  1. Gupta, R. and Gregg, M. (2012) Overheating risks and effective adaptations. Suburban neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate (SNACC) end of project conference. KEYNOTE. 23 October 2012. Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, LONDON.
  2. Gupta, R. (2012) EVALOC project. KEYNOTE. First international Energy & Communities Conference, 12 September 2012, Merton College, OXFORD.
  3. Gupta, R. (2011). Phase 2 Pilot of Common Carbon Metric: a common language for CO2 performance of buildings. UNEP-SBCI International Symposium on Sustainable Buildings. 27-28 October 2011, University of Pennsylvania, PHILADELPHIA, USA.
  4. Gupta, R. (2010). Low carbon buildings for the 21st century. OPENING KEYNOTE. Moving towards low carbon buildings. UK-India conference, 20 December 2010. India Habitat Centre, DELHI, India.
  5. Gupta, R. (2010). Modelling, monitoring and occupant feedback techniques for large-scale low-carbon domestic refurbishments. KEYNOTE. Mass Retrofit: green measures on a larger scale. A Construction Industry Council Southeast Conference, in association with Gateway to SusCon. 11 March 2010, DARTFORD.
  6. Gupta, R. (2010). Building performance evaluation for low-carbon refurbishment of a Victorian house in Oxford. KEYNOTE. Retrofit for the future. Constructing Excellence Oxford. 27 January 2010, Said Business School, University of Oxford, OXFORD.
  7. Gupta, R. (2009). Applying carbon-reduction strategies to existing UK homes on an urban-scale using GIS-based modelling. KEYNOTE. Tackling Climate Change Through Renewable Energy: Towards a Low Carbon Economy. Inside Government conference. 24 September 2009, LONDON.
  8. Gupta, R. (2009). A critical and comparative evaluation of approaches and policies to measure, benchmark, reduce and manage CO2 emissions from energy use in the existing building stock in cities of developed and rapidly-developing countries - case studies of UK, USA, and India. KEYNOTE. 5th Urban Research Symposium on Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda, World Bank Conference, June 28 - 30, 2009, Palais du Pharo, MARSEILLE, France.
  9. Gupta, R. (2009). Post-occupancy evaluation of non-domestic buildings. KEYNOTE How to make non-domestic buildings green. RIBA Southeast conference. 21 May 2009,BRIGHTON.
  10. Gupta, R. (2009). Moving towards low carbon buildings: new-build and existing stock. KEYNOTE. Urban sustainability and Green Buildings for the 21st Century. UK-India conference, 15 May 2009 India International Centre, DELHI, India.
  11. Gupta, R. and Chandiwala, S (2008). Building for the future: making the UK further education colleges sustainable. KEYNOTE. The Oxford Conference 2008: 50 years on - Resetting the Agenda for Architectural Education. 22-23 July 2008, OXFORD.
  12. Gupta, R. (2008). Energy efficiency and savings calculation. KEYNOTE Efficient Energy Management conference. BSI conference. June 25 2008, ICO Conference Centre,LONDON.
  13. Gupta, R. (2008). Moving towards low carbon cities: a review of initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions from the City of Oxford, England. KEYNOTE. 3rd International Solar Cities Congress 2008. 17-21 February 2008. ADELAIDE, Australia.
  14. Gupta, R. (2008). Opening speech in plenary. Sustainable energy technologies and low carbon buildings. UK-India-Srilanka Young Scientists’ Networking Conference. 6-8 February 2008. NEW DELHI, India.
  15. Gupta, R. (2008). Carbon counting for cities and neighbourhoods. KEYNOTE Westminster carbon counting conference. 24 January 2008, House of Commons, LONDON.
  16. Gupta, R. (2008). Tackling climate change: the importance of low carbon buildings. KEYNOTE. Change to Survive: Creating a 21st Century Sustainable Built Environment. 15 January 2008, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University,OXFORD.
  17. Gupta, R. (2007). The importance of carbon footprint of buildings. KEYNOTE. Achieving low carbon buildings: essential to tackling climate change. 10-11 July 2007, Mayfair Centre,LONDON.
  18. Gupta, R. (2007). Sustainable buildings: a reality. KEYNOTE Local Renewables 2007: powerful local action for secure and sustainable energy. 13-15 June 2007, FREIBURG, Germany.
  19. Gupta, R. (2007). Opening speech in plenary. Greening Events and Energy-efficient Cities for Lasting Legacies. 7-8 February 2007, NEW DELHI, India.
  20. Roaf, S and Gupta, R. (2002). Solar cities: Oxford Solar Initiative. KEYNOTE Speaker at the International Symposium. Buildings Research and the Sustainability of the Built Environment in the Tropics. 14-16 October 2002. Tarumanagara University, JAKARTA, Indonesia.

International conferences convened/chaired

Oct 2012Co-convener of symposium on Suburban neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate (SNACC) held on 23 October 2012, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London.
Sep 2012Conference chair and convener of the first international conference on Energy and Communities held on 12 September 2012, Merton College, Oxford.
Sep 2011Chair of a parallel workshop session on Reducing energy use in buildings, as part of theEnergy and peoplefutures, complexity and challenges conference, 20-21 September 2011, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, Oxford.
Dec 2010Co-chair and Co-convener of a major UK-India conference on Moving towards Low-carbon buildings in India: the role of policy, practice & research, held on 20 December 2012 India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India
Apr 2010Co-chair of an international conference on Cities and Climate Change on 27th April 2010, University of West of England, Bristol
May 2009Major UK-India conference on Urban sustainability and Green Buildings for the 21st Century, 15 May 2009, India International Centre, Delhi, India
Feb 20083rd International Solar Cities Congress 2008. 17-21 February 2008. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Chaired a ‘technology’ session on ‘solar energy systems’ in this bi-annual Solar Cities Congress, attended by about 450 delegates from all over the world.
Feb 2008Sustainable energy technologies and Low carbon buildings. Young Scientists’ Networking Conference. 6-8 February 2008. New Delhi, India.
Jan 2008Westminster carbon counting conference. 24 January 2008, London.
  • Co-organiser with Colin Challen MP and Professor Sue Roaf.
Jan 2008Change to Survive: Creating a 21st Century Sustainable Built Environment. 15 January 2008. Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.
  • Co-convener of this one-day conference and exhibition to showcase the research and knowledge transfer capabilities of OISD to private businesses and public organisations.
  • Attended by 75 delegates from government, business and academia.
Jun 2007Local Renewables 2007: powerful local action for secure and sustainable energy. 13-15 June 2007. ICLEI. Freiburg, Germany.
  • Chaired a session on Sustainable buildings: a reality.
Feb 2007Greening Events and Energy-efficient Cities for Lasting Legacies. 7-9 Feb 2007. British Council, New Delhi, India.
Apr 20062nd International Solar Cities Congress, 3 Apr - 6 Apr 2006. Oxford, UK.
  • Chair of the Science Forum within the Solar Cities Congress.
Apr 2004Co-organiser of the international conference on Closing the loop: Post-occupancy evaluation the next steps, 29 Apr-2 May 2004, Windsor, UK

International conferences convened/chaired

Jan 2012Communities working with universities, Parallel workshop as part of the 2012 Low Carbon Communities Network Conference. 14 January 2012, Oxford.
Jun 2009Investigating heat pumps as a low carbon system, Parallel workshop as part of the 2009 Annual ACEB conference on Building for a sustainable future 11-12 June 2009. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.
Jun 2009Building performance feedback for public buildings, Parallel workshop as part of the 2009 Annual ACEB conference on Building for a sustainable future 11-12 June 2009. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.
Apr 2009Designing low carbon Buildings. 15 April 2009. One-day workshop. Phoenix Urban Research Lab, Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA.
Oct 2006Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust Trustees’ meeting. 24 Oct 2006. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.
May 2006Carbon Emission Reduction Planning. 25 May 2006. CPD event. Oxford Brookes University, Oxford. Attended by 22 energy conservation officers from local authorities.
Apr 2006SHADA Workshop for Teachers in Architecture, 3 April 2006. Oxford, UK.
  • Attended by 50 academics from Universities in UK, USA and India.
Mar 20063rd Carbon Counting Workshop, 29 March 2006. House of Commons, London.
Feb 20062nd Carbon Counting Workshop, 7 February 2006. House of Commons, London.
Oct 20051st Carbon Counting Workshop, 20 October 2005. Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Lead to an Oxford Declaration on carbon counting.

Conference presentations (national and international)

  1. Gupta, R., and Cherian, R. (2012) MVHR and natural ventilation: Comments and case studies. Healthy homes: Ventilating for good indoor air quality, Good Homes Alliance. 21 November 2012, Create Centre, BRISTOL
  2. Williams, K., Hopkins, D,. Smith, I., Gupta, R, Payne, C., Joynt, J,. and Gregg, M (2012) Adapting England’s Suburbs for Climate Change, UCL Urban Sustainability and Resilience conference, 5-7 November 2012, LONDON
  3. Gupta, R., and Cherian, R. (2012) Monitoring and occupancy evaluation of the Oxford Whole House Retrofit project. Retro Expo Conference 2012, 30 October - 1 November 2012, NEC,BIRMINGHAM
  4. Gupta, R (2012) Learning from monitoring and evaluation of a deep low energy housing refurbishment. Home Truths: RIBA Research Symposium 2012, 4 October 2012, RIBA,LONDON
  5. Gupta, R., and Gregg, M. (2012) Overheating in Buildings: suburban neighbourhood adaptation for a changing climate, ARCC Conference Living with our Buildings and Infrastructure: Adapting for the Future, 18-19 September 2012, Austin Court, BIRMINGHAM
  6. Gupta, R., and Gregg, M. (2012) Building to Community-level Adaptation: suburban neighbourhood adaptation for a changing climate, Living with our Buildings and Infrastructure: Adapting for the Future, 18-19 September 2012, Austin Court, BIRMINGHAM
  7. Gupta, R., Barnfield, L. and Arora, P. (2012) Approaches and challenges in monitoring and evaluating low energy housing refurbishments. EVALOC International Energy & Communities Conference, 12 September 2012, Merton College, OXFORD.
  8. Cherian, R. and Gupta, R. (2012) Preparing for Green Deal: carbon mapping households in Bicester. EVALOC International Energy & Communities Conference, 12 September 2012, Merton College, OXFORD.
  9. Barnfield, L. and Gupta, R. (2012) Using an action research approach to evaluate the impact, effectiveness and success of Government-funded low carbon communities on localised energy behaviours. CLUES conference: Energy in the locality. 8th May 2012, UCL,LONDON
  10. Gupta, R. 2012 Evaluating the impact, effectiveness and success of Government funded low carbon communities on localised energy behaviours using an action research approach.Planet under Pressure conference, 26-29th March 2012, LONDON
  11. Gupta, R. 2012 Overview of EVALOC project: community and household level research. Low Carbon Communities Network Conference. 14 January 2012, OXFORD.
  12. Gupta, R. (2012) The future of carbon management and carbon reduction. Panel discussion. The Carbon Conference 2011 Carbon management: Effectively implementing PAS 2050 and PAS 2060, British Standard Institutions (BSI) conference, 17 November 2011, LONDON.
  13. Gupta, R. (2011). Forensic walkthroughs in building performance evaluation. Technology Strategy Board Building Performance Evaluation workshop for domestic buildings, 14 November 2011, Building Research Establishment, WARTFORD.
  14. Gupta, R. (2011). Award-winning Crawley Library: Performance under scrutiny. FLASH+ conference, Stanhill Court Hotel, 27 September 2011, SURREY
  15. Gupta, R. (2011). Reducing energy demand at building and community level. Energy Demand Management and Reduction workshop for policy-makers. 20 June 2011, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), LONDON.
  16. Gupta, R. and Gregg, M (2011). Domestic heating energy use and risk of overheating in a changing climate. Oxford Energy Futures. Conference organised by University of Oxford Continuing Professional Development Centre and Future Energy Group. 10 June 2011, University of Oxford, OXFORD.
  17. Williams, K and Gupta, R. (2011) Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate. Adapting our Built Environment: ARCC Contributions and Challenges, 6-7 April 2011, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, OXFORD.
  18. Gupta, R. (2011). Modelling energy use in buildings: making it simpler. Buildings under UNFCCC Flexible Mechanisms. Joint workshop organized by UNEP: SBCI, The World Bank and UNFCCC. 14 March 2011, UNFCCC Campus. BONN.
  19. Gupta, R. (2011). Common Carbon Metric: a common language for CO2 performance of buildings. Buildings under UNFCCC Flexible Mechanisms. Joint workshop organized by UNEP: SBCI, The World Bank and UNFCCC. 14 March 2011, UNFCCC Campus. BONN.
  20. Gupta, R. (2010). Building performance evaluation: a socio-technical approach. Constructing Excellence event on Building Performance Evaluation. 24 November 2010, SAID Business School, University of Oxford, OXFORD.
  21. Gupta, R. (2010). Evaluating the impact, effectiveness and success of DECC-funded low carbon communities on localized energy behaviours. Energy & Communities Workshop. ESRC/RCUK Energy and Communities programme. 11 November 2010, LONDON.
  22. Gupta, R. (2010). Developing climate change scenarios that are meaningful at the suburban neighbourhood scale. Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate (SNACC) Advisory Board Meeting. 12 October 2010, University of West of England,BRISTOL.
  23. Gupta, R. (2010). Monitoring for large-scale retrofitting of UK housing. Oxford Energy Futures. Conference organised by University of Oxford Continuing Professional Development Centre and Future Energy Group. 11 June 2010, University of Oxford,OXFORD.
  24. Gupta, R. (2010). Urban energy modelling for large-scale low-carbon building retrofits. The Comparative Genetics of Cities. Conference organised by Arizona State University, UCL and University of New Castle with support from British Council at Los Angeles. 21-23 May 2010, UCL, LONDON.
  25. Gupta, R. (2009). How does the built environment operate sustainably in a low-carbon economy? World Forum on Enterprise and Environment. Organised by Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford. 5-7 July 2009. Keble College, University of Oxford, OXFORD.
  26. Gupta, R. (2009). Carbon mapping existing buildings on an urban scale. Urban sustainability and Green Buildings for the 21st Century. UK-India conference. India International Centre. 15 May 2009, DELHI, India.
  27. Gupta, R. (2009). Real stories from real buildings: the role of post-occupancy building evaluation. Urban sustainability and Green Buildings for the 21st Century UK-India conference. India International Centre. 15 May 2009, DELHI, India.
  28. Gupta, R. and Chandiwala, S. (2009). Decarbonising national building stocks: measurement, strategies and barrier - case studies of UK, USA, and India. World Bank workshop on Cities and Climate Change. 5 March 2009, WASHINGTON, USA.
  29. Dixon, T and Gupta, R. (2009). How can we retrofit whole communities? Institute for Sustainability conference on Sustainability in the Built Environment. 23 February 2009,LONDON.
  30. Gupta, R. (2008). Appraising packages for cost-effective and technically-feasible carbon reductions. Workshop 6. Green retrofit for housing: make the most of what you’ve got. RIBA Southeast conference. 11 November 2008, BRIGHTON.
  31. Gupta, R. (2008). Carbon mapping for UK homes. Carbon mapping workshop. RIBA Southeast conference. 3 November 2008, LONDON.
  32. Gupta, R. and Roaf, S (2008). Counting carbon from buildings and cities: models and methodologies. Technical paper. Proceedings of the Oxford Conference 2008: 50 years on - Resetting the Agenda for Architectural Education. 22-23 July 2008, OXFORD, UK.
  33. Gupta, R. (2008). Climate change and carbon reduction from cities. Climate change and Cities briefing. Organised by the Commonwealth Foundation and British Council. 23 April 2008, LONDON.
  34. Gupta, R. (2008). Passive solar design. Achieving level 6: practical ways to design for the Code for Sustainable Homes. RIBA event. 22 April 2008, BRIGHTON.
  35. Gupta, R. (2008). ISCI Carbon and Cities Workshop. 3rd International Solar Cities Congress 2008. 17-21 February 2008. ADELAIDE, Australia.
  36. Gupta, R and Chandiwala, S. (2008). DECoRuM carbon-counting model. Change to Survive: Creating a 21st Century Sustainable Built Environment. 15 January 2008, Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development, Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  37. Fuentes, M, Gupta, R and Roaf, S. (2007). Solar cities and sustainable buildings to reduce CO2 emissions. Enviro-Pro. 16-18 October 2007. MEXICO CITY, Mexico.
  38. Gupta, R and Chandiwala, S. (2007). Sustainable construction in FE colleges. Building for the Future - Sustainable Construction for Professionals. 11 October 2007. Reading Town Hall, READING.
  39. Gupta, R. (2007). Back to the future: lessons from vernacular architecture. Invited paper. The Vernacular: A Critical Examination of a Concept. 3 July 2007. Oxford Brookes University,OXFORD.
  40. Gupta, R. (2007). DECoRuM®: a GIS-based carbon counting and carbon-reduction model. Invited paper. Venturefest 2007. 2 July 2007. Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, DIDCOT, Oxfordshire.
  41. Gupta, R. (2007). DECoRuM® tool to track energy use and carbon emissions from residential buildings. Invited paper. Local Renewables 2007: powerful local action for secure and sustainable energy. 13-15 June 2007, ICLEI. FREIBURG, Germany.
  42. Gupta, R. (2007). Carbon-counting and carbon-reduction from buildings and Cities. Invited paper. CORUS Architectural Academics Conference. 19-20 February 2007, BIRMINGHAM.
  43. Gupta, R. (2007). Development and application of the DECoRuM model. Greening Events and Energy-efficient Cities for Lasting Legacies. 7-8 February 2007, NEW DELHI, India.
  44. Gupta, R. (2007). Oxford climate change action plan. Greening Events and Energy-efficient Cities for Lasting Legacies. 7-8 February 2007, NEW DELHI, India.
  45. Gupta, R. (2007). The Oxford Solar Initiative project. 3rd International Conference on Solar Radiation and Day Lighting. 7-8 February 2007, Indian Institute of Technology, NEW DELHI, India.
  46. Roaf, S and Gupta, R. (2006). Oxford Solar Initiative and the Climate Change Action Plan. Invited Key lecture. A Future with Zero CO2 Emissions. 15-17 May 2006, STOCKHOLM, Sweden.
  47. Gupta, R. (2006). Reducing carbon emissions from cities: developing a Climate Change Action Plan for the city of Oxford. Peer-reviewed science forum paper. Solar Cities Congress 2006. 3-6 April 2006, OXFORD, UK.
  48. Gupta, R. (2006). Using a GIS-based model for counting, costing and reducing domestic carbon emissions from UK cities: a case study in Oxford. Peer-reviewed science forum paper. Solar Cities Congress 2006. 3-6 April 2006, OXFORD, UK.
  49. Roaf, S and Gupta, R. (2006). Oxford Solar Cities Initiative. Peer-reviewed science forum paper. Solar Cities Congress 2006. 3-6 April 2006, OXFORD, UK.
  50. Gupta, R. (2006). Carbon counting: cutting carbon emissions from houses. Carbon Counting Workshop for Educators for Sustainable Architecture. 3 April 2006, OXFORD, UK.
  51. Gupta, R. (2006). Counting Carbon from Cities: Developing a route map for Solar Cities. 2nd Carbon Counting Workshop. 7 February 2006, House of Parliament, LONDON, UK.
  52. Gupta, R. (2005). Emergence of Solar Cities in UK. Green buildings: Sustainable design, Energy efficiency and Best Practices. 21-23 December 2005. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), NEW DELHI, India.
  53. Gupta, R. (2005). Strategies for Low Carbon Cities. Youth Summit on Climate Change and Cities. 21-25 November 2005. BERNE, Switzerland.
  54. Gupta, R. (2005). Counting carbon from UK cities: top-down inventory or bottom-up modelling. 1st Carbon Counting Workshop. 20 October 2005. Oxford Brookes University,OXFORD.
  55. Roaf, S., Fuentes, M. and Gupta, R. (2005). Solar Cities. First International Conference: Environmentally Sustainable Development. 26-28 June, COMSATS Institute of InformationABBOTTABAD, Pakista
  56. Roaf, S and Gupta, R. (2005). Emergence of solar cities. 20th European Solar PV conference. 6-10 June 2005, BARCELONA, Spain.
  57. Roaf, S., Fuentes, M. and Gupta, R. (2004). The Oxford Solar Initiative: Progress to Date.International Solar Cities Congress 2004. 14-18 November, DAEGU, Korea.
  58. Roaf, S., Fuentes, M. and Gupta, R. (2004). The Oxford Solar Initiative. Towards zero carbon: sustainability in practice. Joint meeting of the Energy Institute and the Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES). 21 September 2004, LONDON.
  59. Roaf, S., and Gupta, R. (2004). Closing the Loop: in search of a sustainable building process. Virtuous Circles: Affordable Buildings. 29 January 2004. Royal Institute of British Architects, LONDON.
  60. Meir, I., Roaf, S. and Gupta, R. (2003). Back to the future: the role of historic design paradigms in future cities. Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation. 7-11 December, DEAD SEA, Jordan.
  61. Meir, I., Roaf, S. and Gupta, R. (2003). Thermal mass: the key ingredient of housing in hot dry climates. Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation. 7-11 December,DEAD SEA, Jordan.
  62. Roaf, S., Fuentes, M. and Gupta, R. (2002). Solar Cities: The Solar Oxford Initiative. Creating Sustainable Urban Environments: future forms for city living. 23-26 September, Christ Church College, OXFORD.

Invited public lectures and seminars (international and national)

  1. Gupta, R. and Gregg, M. (2012). Appraisal of UK funding frameworks for energy research in housing. Building Research and Information Special Issue: Future Challenges for Energy and Buildings Research workshop. 11 September 2012, UCL Energy Institute, LONDON. (http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/energy/news/bri-launch-blog)
  2. Gupta, R. (2012) Overview of EVALOC project. EVALOC International researcher workshop. 11 September 2012, Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  3. Gupta, R. (2012) EVALOC household level research. EVALOC International researcher workshop. 11 September 2012, Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  4. Gupta, R. (2012) Low Carbon Building Group research. RIBA Large Practice Group meeting. 14 June 2012, RIBA, LONDON.
  5. Gupta, R. (2012) Using action research to evaluate low carbon communities and localised energy behaviours. Energy and Communities Projects’ workshop. 21 March 2012, Keele University Hub for Sustainability, KEELE.
  6. Gupta, R. (2012) Overview of Research on Carbon Counting and Low Carbon Building.Seminar for staff and students of University of Minnesota and Drake University, USA. 19 March 2012, Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  7. Gupta, R. (2011) Carbon Counting research. British Council Study Tour for Middle Eastern delegates. 24 November 2011, Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  8. Gupta, R. (2011) EVALOC: Evaluating the impact, effectiveness and success of DECC-funded low carbon communities on localized energy behaviours. First Advisory Board Meeting. 20 April 2011, Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  9. Gupta, R. (2011) Perspectives from India. Building Green: Is ‘eco-friendly’ building feasible in developing countries? Article 25 event and panel discussion. 16 March 2011, Conway Hall, LONDON.
  10. Gupta, R. (2009). Carbon reduction from existing housing: a GIS-based approach.Sustainability event for the community. 17 October 2009. OXFORD
  11. Gupta, R. (2009). Carbon emission reduction model: a new GIS-based approach. Tempe Sustainability Committee, City of Tempe. 17 April 2009. TEMPE, USA
  12. Gupta, R. (2009). Counting and reducing energy-related CO2 emissions from buildings and cities. Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University. 13 April 2009. TEMPE, USA
  13. Gupta, R. (2009). Importance of counting and reducing energy-related CO2 emissions from buildings. CORNET lecture. 8 April 2009. PHOENIX, USA
  14. Dixon, T and Gupta, R. (2008). A low carbon built environment for the 21st century. Invited lecture by Sir David King. 9 March 2009. Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, OXFORD.
  15. Gupta, R. (2008). Carbon counting and carbon reduction from buildings and cities. Invited public lecture. 11 December 2008. Centre for Energy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology,DELHI.
  16. Gupta, R. (2008). Towards a low carbon world. Invited lecture. 21 November 2008. ARUP office, CARDIFF.
  17. Gupta, R. (2008). Climate change and carbon reduction from cities. Climate change and Cities briefing. Organised by the Commonwealth Foundation and British Council. 23 April 2008, LONDON.
  18. Gupta, R. (2007). Managing energy-related carbon emissions from the existing building stock using GIS-based modelling. Workshop for Iranian Mayors on Real Estate Management and Urban Development. 27-18 December 2007. Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  19. Gupta, R. (2007). Incorporating low carbon technologies in buildings: carbon emissions’ reduction planning. 22 October 2007. Invited public lecture. School of Architecture, University of Nevada, LAS VEGAS, USA.
  20. Gupta, R. (2007). Workshop on carbon-counting and carbon-reduction from buildings and cities. 23 October 2007. Natural Energies Advanced Technologies Laboratory, University of Nevada, LAS VEGAS, USA.
  21. Gupta, R. (2007). Using GIS-based modelling to asses the carbon impacts of urban developments. 19 April 2007. Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University,TEMPE, USA.
  22. Gupta, R. (2007). Learning-by-doing: A post-occupancy building evaluation module for postgraduate architecture students. 6 March 2007. College of Design, Arizona State University, TEMPE, USA.
  23. Roaf, S and Gupta, R. (2006). Invited to give evidence on Energy efficiency and solar energy systems versus nuclear energy to reduce UK carbon emissions. 28 November 2006. Portcullis House, House of Commons, LONDON.
  24. Gupta, R. (2006). Developing the DECoRuM model and Oxford Climate Change Action Plan. Presented to Pilkington Energy Efficiency Trust. 24 October 2006. Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  25. Gupta, R. (2006). Carbon counting and carbon reduction from buildings and cities. Invited special lecture. 14 July 2006. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, BERKELEY, USA.
  26. Gupta, R. (2006). Reducing carbon emissions from buildings and cities. 9 June 2006. Penoyre and Prasad Architects, LONDON.
  27. Gupta, R. (2006). Modelling domestic carbon emissions using DECoRuM. 9 June 2006. The Energy Saving Trust, LONDON.
  28. Gupta, R. (2006). Completing the PhD. Research Seminar. 8 March 2006. School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  29. Gupta, R. (2005). Emergence of Solar Cities in UK. 21 December 2005. Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), AHMEDABAD, India.
  30. Gupta, R. (2005). DECoRuM: a GIS-based model for counting, costing and reducing domestic CO2 emissions from UK cities. Research Seminar. 20 October 2005. Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  31. Gupta, R. (2005). Developing a Climate Change Action Plan for Oxford city. Oxford City Council Environmental Scrutiny Committee. 17 October 2005. Oxford City Council,OXFORD.
  32. Gupta, R. (2005). DECoRuM: a GIS-based domestic energy, carbon-counting and carbon-reduction model. 13 July 2005. Institute for Energy and Sustainable Development, DeMontfort University, LEICESTER.
  33. Gupta, R. (2005). Developing a domestic energy, carbon-counting and carbon-reduction model. Presentation to the Carbon Trust and EPSRC. 13 April 2005. The Carbon Trust, LONDON.
  34. Gupta, R. (2005). DECoRuM: a domestic energy, carbon-counting and carbon-reduction model. Launch of the model. 16 March 2005. Town Hall, OXFORD.
  35. Roaf, S., and Gupta, R. (2004). Recent works of Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development: Architecture Unit. Kick-off meeting, Sustainable Habitat Design Adviser. 15 June 2004. ICAEN, BARCELONA, Spain.
  36. Roaf, S., and Gupta, R. (2004). In search of sustainable buildings. 3 March 2004. Friends of the Earth, CHINNOR.
  37. Roaf, S., and Gupta, R. (2004). Closing the Loop. Research Seminar. 3 February 2004. School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University, OXFORD.
  38. Roaf, S., and Gupta, R. (2003). Environmental performance of Poundbury. Learning from Poundbury. 16 October 2003. POUNDBURY.
  39. Gupta, R. (2003). Oxford Solar Initiative. Oxford Climate Round Table. 6 May 2003. Wolfson College. University of Oxford, OXFORD.
  40. Gupta, R. (2003). Climate change and carbon dioxide emissions from buildings. British Council Seminar on Local solutions to climate change. 20 March 2003. Møller Centre. CAMBRIDGE.
  41. Gupta, R. (2002). Quantifying and minimizing the energy-related CO2 emission from the UK domestic stock. Research Seminar. 21 November 2002. Oxford Brookes University.OXFORD.
  42. Roaf, S., Fuentes, M. and Gupta, R. (2002). Solar Cities. Daphne Jackson Memorial Lecture. 19 November 2002. Institution of Electrical Engineers, LONDON.
  43. Gupta, R. (2002). An investigation into the potential of local carbon emission reductions to minimise the CO2 impact of UK settlements. Housing and Energy Network. University College London, LONDON.

Rajat Gupta is Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Climate ChangeDirector of the multi-disciplinary Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) and Director of the Low Carbon Building Research Group at Oxford Brookes University. He qualified as an Architect in India, and gained an MSc in Energy Efficient Building (2001) and a Doctorate (2005) from Oxford Brookes University. Rajat is recipient of the inaugural 2006 RIBA President’s award for outstanding research related to DECoRuM, a GIS-based software model, which brings together disparate fields of energy modelling and spatial mapping to create a novel approach for cities and communities to measure, model, map and reduce domestic carbon emissions on an urban scale. In 2013 Rajat was voted as one of 13 international building science stars and joined the Building4Change’s Virtual Academy of Excellence.

Rajat is engaged in research, teaching and knowledge exchange activities focussing on carbon counting and global common carbon metrics, building performance evaluation, and climate change adaptation of buildings. As Principal Investigator, he has won over £6 million in research grants from ESRC, EPSRC, TSB, World Bank, UNEP, RICS and British Council. Currently Rajat is principal investigator (PI) on the £1.14 million RCUK/ESRC-funded EVALOC project (RES-627-25-0012) on evaluating the impacts of low carbon communities on localised energy behaviours, leading a team of researchers from Oxford Brookes University and University of Oxford. The EVALOC project was recently profiled as an exemplar in the National Community Energy Strategy. Rajat was also PI on the EPSRC funded SNACC project (EP/G060959/1) on suburban neighbourhood level adaptation for a changing climate with University of West of England and Heriott-Watt University. The findings of SNACC project have influenced Government’s guidance on overheating and national climate change adaptation plan. Previously Rajat was PI on an EPSRC-CASE award (CASE/CNA/06/82) which assessed the possible effects of future domestic heat pump installations on the UK energy supply.

Rajat is also lead academic on 20 Technology Strategy Board funded projects in collaboration with industry, which include: Two projects funded under the Invest in Innovative Refurbishment(IIR) competition; Eight projects under the Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) programme: Five projects under the Design for future climate: adapting buildings competition; and three projects under the Retrofit for future (RfF) programme. He has also led a TSB funded Future Cities Solutions project to develop a national energy and buildings data platform called COBWEB (Common Building Energy Platform on the Web).

In 2009 Rajat led a World Bank-funded study on ‘decarbonising building stocks in UK, USA and India: a critical evaluation of measurements, benchmarks and strategies’. Between 2010-2012 Rajat was instrumental in developing and pilot-testing the World’s first Global Common Carbon Metric (CCM) for United Nations Environment Programme’s Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI). The CCM protocol has been applied worldwide covering 353km2 of building stock area and it is currently being developed into an ISO standard (ISO/TC59/SC17). One of the Retrofit for future projects in Oxford achieved 80% carbon emission reductions in reality and received nationwide media coverage, whilst the low energy refurbishment of a 1990 terrace in London was awarded the AJ Retrofit award (with Penoyre and Prasad Architects as lead). Another TSB funded (Design for future climate) project has helped to future-proof eco-homes planned for NW Bicester, the UK’s first eco town. Rajat is also co-Director and co-Founder of theEco-Bicester Living Lab initiative (with BioRegional) to capture the learning and innovation that is happening in Bicester and north-west Bicester eco-town.

Rajat has published over 100 research-based publications through refereed journal articles, book, book chapters, published conference proceedings and technical research reports, including a strategic journal paper on the future direction of energy demand research. He is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (Taylor and Francis), Sustainable Cities and Society Journal (Elsevier) and Advances in Building Energy Research (Taylor and Francis).

Rajat has successfully supervised to completion four PhD students (as Director of Studies) and one PhD student (as second supervisor). Since 2011 Rajat has been external examiner to seven PhD students in premier institutions worldwide, including the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India), University of South Australia and University of New South Wales (Australia), University College London and Birmingham City University (UK). Since 10 years Rajat has led the teaching on post-occupancy evaluation of buildings in the MSc Sustainable Building: Performance and Design programme. He also oversees the future development of the programme. He has also been external panel member for validating MSc programmes at the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture (UK) in 2012 and the MSc programme in Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design at the University of Bath in 2013.

Rajat is an appointed member of the EPSRC and ESRC peer review colleges. He also advises government at senior level and is on the boards of several key organisations and task groups internationally and nationally. He has advised UNEP on sustainable social housing, UNFCCC on CDM methodology for energy efficiency measures for buildings, UN-Habitat on Green Buildings, and British Council on Cities and climate change. He was a member of the steering group which developed the BSI’s UK PAS 2060 standard on carbon neutrality. Currently Rajat is a steering group member of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) English Housing Survey Modelling group and Zero Carbon Hub Task Groups on Ventilation and Indoor Air quality and Overheating. Since 2012 Rajat is a TSB accredited building performance evaluator on the TSB’s £8m Building Performance Evaluation programme (2011-2014).

Rajat has also convened and chaired four major UK-India conferences (2007-2010) on urban sustainability and low carbon buildings, held in India in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, British Council Delhi, RICS India, and The Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE UK). More recently he was conference chair of the first international conference on Energy and Communities (September 2012) held in Oxford, in collaboration with University of Oxford. Rajat has lectured widely, including University of California, Berkeley, and University of Nevada, Las Vegas in USA, as well a number of premier research Universities in India, such as Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and Centre for Planning and Environment (CEPT) Ahmedabad. Since 2007, he has been a Visiting Fellow in Arizona State University, USA.