Dr Behzad Rismanchi

  • Room: Level: 03 Room: C314
  • Building: Engineering Block C
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Building energy
  • Energy management
  • Net zero energy buildings


Dr. Behzad Rismanchi is a professional member of Engineers Australia (MIEAust), a certified energy manager (CEM) and certified energy auditor (CEA) with more than 6 years’ experience in design, optimisation and research in the energy industry. He has worked across all aspects of the project lifecycle and is particularly skilled in energy management systems, indoor air quality and computational fluid dynamics. After gaining a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Energy Conversion, he joined the oil and gas industry for three years. In 2009 he moved to Malaysia and undertook a PhD and a 1-year postdoc in Energy Management. As an energy consultant in industry, he was involved in several national and international projects in Malaysia, Dubai and Indonesia. He joined the Department of Infrastructure of the University of Melbourne in August 2015 as a Lecturer in Building Energy.

His main areas of research are energy management, building energy, thermal energy storage, district cooling/heating systems, indoor air quality, smart cities, GIS based energy mapping, and simulation of heat and mass transfer.

Recent publications

  1. Rismanchi, B.; Zambrano, JM.; Saxby, B.; Tuck, R.; Stenning, M. Control Strategies in Multi-Zone Air Conditioning Systems. Energies. MDPI AG. 2019, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 347-347. DOI: 10.3390/en12030347
  2. Gunawardena, D.; Mendis, P.; Ngo, D.; Rismanchi, B.; Aye, L. Effective use of offsite manufacturing for public infrastructure projects in Australia. International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction 2019 (ICSIC). ICE Publishing. 2019, pp. 267-273. DOI: 10.1680/icsic.64669.267
  3. Li, J.; Rismanchi, B.; Ngo, T. Feasibility study to estimate the environmental benefits of utilising timber to construct high-rise buildings in Australia. Building and Environment. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2019, Vol. 147, pp. 108-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.09.052
  4. Shah, SK.; Aye, L.; Rismanchi, B. Undisturbed ground temperature in Melbourne. 8TH BSME INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THERMAL ENGINEERING. AIP Publishing. 2019, Vol. 2121, pp. 1-7. DOI: 10.1063/1.5115928
  5. Wells, L.; Rismanchi, B.; Aye, L. A review of Net Zero Energy Buildings with reflections on the Australian context. Energy and Buildings. ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA. 2018, Vol. 158, pp. 616-628. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.055
  6. Burton, C.; Seona, C.; Rismanchi, B. BEHAVIOUR CHANGE VIA SOCIAL SANCTIONS AND SHARED ELECTRICITY. . ISBN: 978-0-7340-5486-9. 2018.
  7. Rismanchi, B.; Shah, SK.; Lhendup, T.; Aye, L. Chapter 15: Thermal Storage Technologies for Space Cooling and Heating. . Springer. 2018, pp. 327-339. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7326-7_15
  8. Panagiotidou, M.; Rismanchi, B.; Aye, L. Low energy building retrofit: A review of objectives and solutions. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 59-74.
  9. Shah, SK.; Rismanchi, B.; Aye, L. Net zero fossil energy for heating detached houses in Harbin. . ZEMCH Network. 2018, pp. 625-640.
  10. Shah, S.; Aye, L.; Rismanchi, B. Optimisation of a seasonal thermal energy storage system for space heating in cold climate zones. . AAEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC). 2018.
  11. Shah, SK.; Aye, L.; Rismanchi, B. Seasonal thermal energy storage system for cold climate zones: A review of recent developments. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2018, Vol. 97, Issue December 2018, pp. 38-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2018.08.025
  13. Aditya, L.; Mahlia, TMI.; Rismanchi, B.; Ng, HM.; Hasan, MH.; Metselaar, HSC.; Muraza, O.; Aditiya, HB. A review on insulation materials for energy conservation in buildings. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2017, Vol. 73, pp. 1352-1365. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.02.034
  14. Rismanchi, BEHZAD.; Lea, KLW.; Hui, K. Benchmarking Energy Management Schemes Among Facilities managers in Australia. Facilities Management. Niche Digital. 2017, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 34-36.
  15. Rismanchi, B. District energy network (DEN), current global status and future development. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2017, Vol. 75, pp. 571-579. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.025
  16. Shah, SK.; Aye, L.; Rismanchi, B. Seasonal solar energy storage system for space heating in cold climate. . Australian PV institute. 2017, pp. 1-10.
  17. Steinemann, A.; Wargocki, P.; Rismanchi, B. Ten questions concerning green buildings and indoor air quality. Building and Environment. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2017, Vol. 112, pp. 351-358. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.11.010
  18. Ganandran, GSB.; Mahlia, TMI.; Ong, HC.; Rismanchi, B.; Chong, WT. Cost-Benefit Analysis and Emission Reduction of Energy Efficient Lighting at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional. The Scientific World Journal. HINDAWI LTD. 2014, Vol. 2014. DOI: 10.1155/2014/745894
  19. Boroumandjazi, G.; Rismanchi, B.; Saidur, R. A review on exergy analysis of industrial sector. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2013, Vol. 27, pp. 198-203. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2013.06.054
  20. Javadi, FS.; Rismanchi, B.; Sarraf, M.; Afshar, O.; Saidur, R.; Ping, HW.; Rahim, NA. Global policy of rural electrification. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 2013, Vol. 19, pp. 402-416. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2012.11.053

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