Graduate Student Researcher
UC Davis Energy Systems
UC Davis Energy Conservation Office
UC Davis Energy Graduate Group
Rhys is pursuing a masters in Energy Systems with a focus on building energy systems and demand. His work at the Energy Conservation Offices has included SWARM, a project implementing smart, centrally controllable thermostats in small buildings around campus, and retro-commissioning buildings around the UC Davis and UC Davis Health campuses. Originally from Ohio, Rhys studied mechanical engineering at the Ohio State University, worked in energy efficiency consulting, and spent time working on a family farm in Virginia prior to moving to Davis. When not investigating building HVAC systems, Rhys can be found gardening, baking, or exploring the wild and not-so-wild reaches of North America.