Bhochhiboya, Silu





Silu Bhochhibhoya


Construction Management & Engineering




053-489 3313


053-489 2511









Postal address

University of Twente

Faculty of Engineering Technology

Department of Construction Management & Engineering

P.O. Box 217

7500 AE Enschede

The Netherlands



Jan-March 2015

May-June 2015

PhD in Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry (LERH), University of Padova, Italy


PhD Dissertation: Sustainability Assessment of Building System in Himalayan Region (Funded by CARIPARO, Italy)

Visiting PhD Scholar, Institute for Environmental Management and Land-Use Planning, Uni- versité Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.

Research: Life Cycle Costing of Building System

Visiting PhD Scholar, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University, Denmark. Research: Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Himalayan Buildings


MSc in Environmental Science, Kathmandu University, Nepal


Specialization: Pollution Sector


Master Dissertation: Impact of House-hold Energy-Use on Climate Change in Sagarmatha National Park (Funded by WWF Nepal)




Bachelor in Environmental Science, Kathmandu University, Nepal


Bachelor Thesis: Study on Solid Waste Management in Kathmandu University



Employment record


Lecturer (Part-time), Department of Construction Management & Engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Lecture on: Sustainability assessment of building materials


Research Associate, Centre for Excellence in production and Transportation of Electrical Energy, Kathmandu University- Happy House Foundation (KU-HHF), funded by Happy House Foundation, Switzerland for Energy Development in region of Nepal.


Responsibilities: Environmental and Energy Aspect

Major Research Work


Energy-use and its impact on climate change


Bio-insulation for thermal efficiency of building


Atomization of Jatropha curcas L. as a cooking fuel in kerosene stove Consulting Works


District energy prospective plan of Chitwan district. Worked with Flensburg Association for Energy Management-Nepal (FAEM) 


Installation of 2 kW photovoltaic system in Lama Hotel, Langtang National Park in collaboration with SNU, South Korea 
Other Activities


Project supervision of 10 undergraduate thesis work


Assist supervisor to organized National and International programs


Administrative work 


Reserach Assistance, EVK2CNR project, Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel , Nepal. Responsibilities: Scientific research on Energy Management and Solid Waste Management for sustainable development in Sagarmatha National park & Buffer Zone

Energy Management


Study on current Energy Management in the Park


Study of the existing building types and materials


Study on household energy use and its impact on greenhouse gas emission


Feasibility study on alternative energy in the Park

Solid Waste Management


Study on current solid waste management in the Park


Quantification of waste generation in the Park to draw the relevant recommendations


Organized workshop on solid waste Management




Bhochhibhoya S., Pizzol M., Achten W., Maskey R.K., Zanetti M., Cavalli R. (2016). Comparative Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing of Three Himalayan Building. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s11367-016-1212-8 

Bhochhibhoya S. and Cavalli R. (2016). Global Warming and Himalayan Building.In editors Fritz Balkau, Stefania Massari, Guido Sonnemann, Life cycle approaches to sustainable regional development, Taylor & Francis,Routledge, ISBN 978-1-138-94060-4

Bhochhibhoya S., Zanetti M., Pierobon F., Gatto, P., Maskey R.K and Cavalli R. (2016). Global warming and building materials: A prospective from the Himalayas. Manuscript sub- mitted (under second review) 

Bhochhibhoya S., Gupta S.K., Marinello F., Zanetti M., Maseky R.K., Cavalli R. (2016). The potential of GHG emission reduction in terms of household behavioral changes in the Himalayan region. Manuscript submitted (under review) 

Salerneo F.,Viviano G., Thakuri S., Flury B., Maskey R. K., Khanal S N., Bhuju D., Carrer M., Bhochhibhoya S., Melis M T., Giannino F., Staiano A., Carteni F., Mazzoleni S, Cogo A., Sapkota A., Shrestha S., Pandey R. K., and Manfredi C. E. (2010). Energy, Forest, and Indoor Air Pollution Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. Mountain Research and Development (MRD) 

Manfredi1 E, Flurry B., Viviano G., Thakuri S., Khanal S.N., Jha P.K., Maskey R.M.,Kayastha R.B., Kafle K.R., Bhochhibhoya S.,Ghimire N.P., Shrestha B.B.,4, Chaudhary G.,Giannino F., Carten F., Mazzoleni S., and Salerno F. (2010) Solid Waste and Water Quality Management Models for Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal. Mountain Research and Development (MRD) 


Bhochhibhoya S. and Maskey R.K. (2011).Energy Conservation through Thermal Insulation Building for Minimizing the Greenhouse Gas Emission at Local Level.Third International Con- ference, Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development (RETRUD -11), Kathmandu, Nepal, pp 122 

Kawan S., Shrestha S., Maskey R.K., Bhochhibhoya S., Baral B. and Sharma K. (2011). Design and fabrication of Stoves Using Jatropha Curcas as the Cooking Fuel and its prospect for Clean Development Mechanism.Third International Conference, Renewable Energy Technology for Rural Development (RETRUD -11), Kathmandu, Nepal, pp 163 

Maskey R.K., Bhochhibhoya S., Pandey R.K., Khanal S.N., Kayastha R.B., Kafle K.R., Salerno F., Flurry B. and Viviano G., (2010).Energy Management Research in Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ) and its Outcomes. Contemporary Research in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Region, Nepal,pp 57-64, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology, Khumaltar, Latitpur 

Bhochhibhoya S., Maskey R.K., Khanal S.N. (2010),“Potentiality of Reducing the Green house gases through Energy Efficient Building in Higher Himalayas of Nepal” at Third International Symposium on Energy from Waste and Biomass, 8-11th November 2010,Venice, Italy 

Bhochhibhoya S., Maskey R.K., Khanal S.N. (2010). Mitigating Climate Change through Energy Efficient Practices in High Altitudes of Nepal. Linnaeus ECO-TECH’10 Kalmar, Sweden, November 22-24, 2010 

Posters Presented

anviR] Conference, Life Cycle in Practice, Lille, France, 5-6thNovember 2014

High Summit,Lecco, Italy 23-25th October 2013

Symposium on Plasma Physics and Material Science, 2-3rd February 2011