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Yihan Hao

  • China

Yihan Hao is a Manager leading RMI’s buildings practice in China, developing and managing research and collaboration projects focused on enabling the rapid evolution of solutions including cost-effective low-carbon solutions, innovative business models, and energy efficiency finance for urban development projects. Yihan Hao has interdisciplinary experience in buildings and infrastructure sectors in both China and the US, with in-depth understanding of the institutional framework and investment environment for sustainable development in China.


Prior to joining RMI, Yihan Hao worked as Architect at Beijing Institute of Architectural Design. During this time, she gained wide exposure to various types of municipal infrastructure projects, large-scale complex projects, and energy efficiency building projects, with a proven record of project coordination and liaisons with domestic and international stakeholders from government, industry, and academia. Yihan has been admitted to the Architecture Department of Tsinghua University.


MArch, Columbia University

BA, Economics, Dartmouth College



Blog Posts

Technical Pathway to Achieve the Adoption of Clean Heating in North China

Property Assessed Clean Energy: An Innovative Financing Mechanism Emerging in the Buildings Sector in the U.S.

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

Implementing Life Cycle Carbon Emissions Standards in Urban Development

The construction and operation of buildings account for nearly 40 percent of global CO2 emissions. As the urgency of the climate challenge increases, efforts to address carbon emissions in the buildings and construction sector is shifting from a focus almost exclusively on operations to the full life cycle of…