Raymond Boulter, P.Eng

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Community Energy Specialist

Raymond Boulter has been working with the CanmetENERGY Buildings & Renewables group since 2010 as a Community Energy Specialist, mainly focused on community-scale energy use assessment and district energy applications. He also currently serves as the Canadian representative for the IEA District Heating & Cooling technology collaboration program.

Current research and/or projects

Current research areas and project activities include:

  • District heating and cooling

  • Use of building archetype modelling data for community-scale energy analysis and future scenario planning

  • Canadian contributor to IEA EBC Annex 70 - Building Energy Epidemiology, investigating the role and application of real building data at scale to support energy reduction pathways for the building stock

  • Canadian representative for the IEA District Heating & Cooling technology collaboration programme executive committee

Research and/or project statements

  • Developed a District Energy Economic Model for assessing community benefits from district energy investment

  • Provided modelling and techno-economical analysis for Energy Master Plan development for two CF bases

Education and awards

B.Eng (Mechanical), Dalhousie University (2003); M.Sc (Renewable Energy), Murdoch University (2007)

International experience and/or work

  • IEA District Heating & Cooling (DHC) Technology Collaboration Programme: executive committee member for Canada

  • IEA Energy in Buildings & Communities (EBC) Annex 70 - Building Energy Epidemiology

Key publications

Dalla Rosa, A., Boulter, R., Church, K., Svendsen, S. District heating (DH) network design and operation toward a system-wide methodology for optimizing renewable energy solutions (SMORES) in Canada: A case study. Energy (2012); 45(1): 960-974.

Research facility

1 Haanel Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 1M1


Current professional memberships and activities include:

  • PEO, professional engineer

  • ASHRAE, associate member

  • International District Energy Association (IDEA), member