I joined LIPID in Sepetember 2015 as a doctoral assistant. Prior to joining the field of research I worked as a building energy simulation specialist with various firm in USA. I worked on projects of varying scales and my recent work with IES, Atlanta was centered around modelling complex HVAC systems and developing parametric studies for improving the system performance. While working on the energy performance of the projects I found that the various ways in which people think about, formulate and view energy performance standards was also an important part of the design process.
Earlier, I worked with Buro Happold Consulting Engineers in New York as a building physicist. I got the opportunity to work on a number of landmark projects such as the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, the first building in US to meet the Living Building Challenge. Using a wide array of tools I examined projects based on the indoor environmental quality performance parameters as well as energy performance.
I have a Masters degree in Sustainable Design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The research endeavors at Architecture School at CMU were a key motivator for me to pursue a Phd. Their work in the field of quantifying health and productivity in buildings was great example in the knowledge enhancing capabilities of research methods, converting seemingly anecdotal bits of data into powerful information that could be a driver for good design.
Phd working title -
Reconsidering early neighbourhood design performance: Determining the appropriate Level of Detail (LoD) of façade elements for simulation- based design evaluation
|Master of Science||Sustainable Design, School of Architecture||Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA|
|Bachelor of Architecture||Architecture||Indian Institute of Technology, India|
B. Boissonneault; N. Barbé; L. Prioretti : Visual-Thermal comfort evaluation and comparison: application to an open-space office ; 2018-01-25.
K. Siraganyan : Energy modeling of the Solar Decathlon pavilion: testing the thermal resilience under unplanned use ; 2017.
M. Desmarescaux; M. I. Gaillet-Tournier : Energy modeling of the Solar Decathlon pavilion: development and fine-tuning of solar passive strategies ; 2017.
M. Agarwal; L. Pastore; M. Andersen : Influence of façade details on early design decisions regarding daylight performance of neighborhoods. 2018-09-11. Building Simulation and Optimization, Cambridge, UK, September 11-12, 2018.
M. Agarwal; L. Pastore; M. Andersen : Suitability of neighborhood-scale massing models for daylight performance evaluation.. 2017. International Conference on Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE) 2017, London, UK, December 20-21, 2017.
M. Agarwal; P. Rastogi; M. M. V. Peltier; L. Pastore; M. Andersen : Examining Building Design Decisions Under Long Term Weather Variability and Microclimatic Effects: A case-based exploratory study. 2016. PLEA, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016. p. 1504.