Text Size AAA Bookmark and Share

Hayes Zirnhelt

Associate (Buildings)

Boulder

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.

Background

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.

Education

  • Master of Applied Science, Building Science Program, Ryerson University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Integrated Engineering Program, University of British Columbia, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC)
  • International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) – Canadian Chapter

Publications and Presentations

  • Zirnhelt, H., and Richman, R., 2011. Residential Passive Solar Design for Canadian Cities: Assessing the Potential. ISES Solar World Congress, Kassel, Germany. August 28 – September 2, 2011.
  • Zirnhelt, H., and Richman, R. (2011). Residential Passive Solar Design for Canadian Cities: Assessing the Potential. ISES Solar World Congress, Kassel, Germany. August 28 – September 2, 2011.
  • Zirnhelt, H., and Horne, M. (2010). On-Site Renewable Energy Requirements for Buildings. Discussion Paper for the Pembina Institute’s Municipal Green Building Leaders Project.
  • Zirnhelt, H., and Horne, M. (2010). Energy Labelling and Efficiency Requirements for Existing Buildings. Discussion Paper for the Pembina Institute’s Municipal Green Building Leaders Project.
  • Zirnhelt, H. (2008). Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Conference Presentation at the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Annual Conference in New Zealand.

Authored Blog Posts

2014
January 30 Off-Grid Sweat Equity Buildings