Mr. Zhou was the recipient of the Evaluator of the Year 2016 Award presented by EnerQuality Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science degree from Ryerson University.
Mr. Zhou holds several professional designations including Certified Radon Test and Mitigation specialist, Certified Infrared Thermographer – Level 1, Residential Air System Design Technician, Residential Hydronics Design Technician and HVAC commissioning professional. His areas of expertise are airtight building envelope design, construction and onsite verification, energy efficient and sustainable buildings design, HVAC design (high & low velocity and hydronic systems) and commissioning, optimal indoor thermal comfort design, energy modelling and Net Zero Homes consulting.
Over the past 7 years, Mr. Zhou has been giving guest lectures at Ryerson University on energy modeling using HOT2000 and energy audits on low-rise residential homes in Ontario. He has been traveling to different municipalities in Ontario, giving lectures to city staff on how to verify and determine building code performance compliance using HOT2000. He and his companies have inspected and certified over 4500 ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Standard and over 6000 existing homes in Ontario.
Mr. Zhou provides energy modelling and consulting services through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to other countries like People’s Republic of China and South Korea. Mr. Zhou is currently a technical member of the evaluator council at EnerQuality, Ontario Home Builders’ Association and a member of the building code technical advisory committee. He is very passionate about making homes more comfortable, energy-efficient, durable, healthy, environmentally friendly and sustainable.