who we are
AYO Smart Home is a Vancouver-based company founded in 2014. In 2015, we built our prototype home on UBC campus. The home serves as a site for technology validation and joint research with the University, as well as a model home for prospective clients. In 2017, we are building our first projects in Ross River, Yukon and Kitkatla, BC.
Ross River Bid
AYO Smart Home is guided
by our core values:
We are committed to fostering an inclusive space: in the office, home, and community.
We learn and continue to grow from shared knowledge of the communities, partners, and staff we work with.
We pride ourselves in building quality, long lasting and durable homes.
Our strength comes from our long-lasting relationships built on trust.
AYO Smart Home is a passionate team with diverse backgrounds in research, engineering, environmental governance, and business.
Yoga Yogendran, Ceo
Yoga is a Technology and Business Executive with a passion for enabling communities and buildings to further their sustainability while creating economic benefit. Building on 25 years of past experience in developing and deploying energy efficient and clean energy technology solutions, he is continuing on that path to include both buildings as well as remote communities.
Nabeel Remtulla, Financial Controller
Nabeel is currently involved with managing the financials of AYO. His main activities include: maintaining inventory & cash flow management, administration of project funds and costs, presenting cash flow forecasts & profitability analysis, preparing monthly pro-forma Financial Statements, performing review of accounting entries, & working closely with the executive team in the development of various programs.
Ali Fayazbakhsh, Project Engineer
Ali’s professional background consists of design and selection of mechanical equipment such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, pumps, and compressors. He has worked in the field of oil & gas as a process equipment engineer for 5 years. He also has experience in thermal load estimation for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration applications.
Harry Glynn, Business Development Officer
Harry has a BA in Philosophy and a Master of Management degree from the University of British Columbia. Harry has years of experience working in economic development, helping small businesses develop and execute plans for expansion. Harry brings his knowledge and experience to help guide AYO to success as the company undergoes rapid growth.
Tia has a degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University, a working background in community outreach, and a great enthusiasm for community engagement. Tia is passionate about sustainable and affordable housing and is a big supporter of the tiny house movement in Canada. At AYO, Tia oversees project development, event coordination, and marketing strategy implementation.
Alycia Doering, Marketing Coordinator
Alycia is a passionate and dynamic individual who has previously been involved with startup-stage efficiency upgrades businesses. At AYO, she engages in various tasks, including project development and coordination, marketing strategy implementation, proposal and grant writing, human resources management, administrative activities, and ultimately being a personal assistant to the CEO.
Through strategic partnerships, we bring together the best systems, knowledge and expertise to work with communities in understanding their needs and developing tailored solutions. We invite industry experts who share common goals, vision and values to join us in continually improving our Smart Home technology. Our prototype home on UBC campus is a great opportunity for organizations to showcase their products and verify performance using real-time data collection. Interested companies are encouraged to Join Us.
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