Hayes is a building modeling Associate in RMI’s Building Practice. He has a background in green building design and energy simulation, and has considerable experience using the US DOE’s latest energy simulation software – EnergyPlus. Hayes joined RMI in July 2013.
Hayes studied Integrated Engineering at the University of British Columbia where he focused on energy and environmental engineering. Following this he completed his Masters degree at Ryerson University with a focus on calibrated whole building simulation and passive solar housing. Hayes then started his own building energy analysis practice and worked on several super efficient building projects as well as taught an advanced building energy simulation workshop at Ryerson University. He also has experience working with the Pembina Institute – a non-profit energy policy think tank located in Canada, where he developed a building stock model to assess the impact of cutting edge green building policies. Hayes also has construction experience, and has built his own passive solar, off-grid home.
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