Remi Charron obtained his Ph.D. in Building Engineering from Concordia University in 2007, where his research focused on developing an optimization tool for the early stage design of net-zero energy solar homes. He worked for three years as a senior researcher in sustainable housing at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, with many projects focused on their EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing demonstration initiative. He has been a member of various committees and teams including the R-2000 and Energy Star for Houses renewal committees, the Canadian Centre for Housing Technologies Research Committee, and the Sustainable Housing Technology Roadmap team. A certified Passive House Designer, Remi has been offering consulting services in housing research and education for five years.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Residential Energy Efficiency


  • Charron, R., (2016) Passive Approaches to Low-Energy Affordable Housing, CMHC report
  • Charron, R., (2016) Consumer Guide to High Performance Homes, Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing, consumer publication
  • Gusdorf, J., R. Charron, K. Winder (2010) Canada’s EQuilibrium Housing Demonstration Initiative: Net-Zero Energy Houses in Cold Climates, 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Charron, R., (2008) A Review of Design Processes for Low Energy Solar Homes, Open House International 33 No. 2., 7-16.
  • Charron, R., A.K. Athienitis (2006) Optimization of the performance of double-fa├žades with integrated photovoltaic panels and motorized blinds. The Solar Energy Journal 80, 482-491.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • Energy Technology in Perspective
  • Solar Energy

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