Online Energy Efficiency Training for Canadians

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On-demandGuides.co
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VariousA hub for free training programs from organizations such as Natural Resources Canada, Realtor, Building Knowledge, NAIMA Canada and more! Simply type “energy efficiency” into the search bar to see all training available.No$0Various
On-demandInternational Energy Agency (IEA)
edx.iea.org/
VariousThe International Energy Agency has created two courses on energy efficiency indicators. The first is on fundamentals on statistics and the second covers essentials for policy making.No$0Public sector/utilities
On-demandNatural Resources Canada
nrcan.gc.ca
VariousIn an effort to assist federal clients achieve the ambitious targets set under the “Federal Sustainable Development Strategy” and the “Greening Government Strategy”, NRCan has provided a series of e-learning courses, on GCcampus and NRCan YouTube.No$0Various
On-demandRETScreen Expert
youtube.com
VariousRETScreen Expert is a comprehensive clean energy management software platform which intelligently enables professionals and decision-makers to rapidly identify and assess the viability of potential energy efficiency projects; and to easily measure and verify the actual and ongoing energy performance of buildings, factories and power plants around the world.No$0Energy consulting and modelling
On-demandSchneider Electric Universities
schneideruniversities.com
Various200 free, vendor-neutral e-learning courses in 13 languages.DCCA, PEM$0Various
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Understanding HVAC systemsUnderstanding HVAC Systems (HVAC1) covers the fundamentals of how fuel is converted into energy, the types of space heating and cooling systems typically found in North American homes, and current ventilation system requirements for new construction.BC Housing Continuing Professional Development points, BPI Continuing Education Units$50HVAC
On-demandHeating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
hrai.ca
HRAI Basic principles of residential ventilationThrough this online course, participants will understand the basic building science principals that are the foundation for ventilation design and commissioning.No$79HVAC
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Building Science BasicsBuilding Science Basics introduces the science behind energy efficiency, occupant comfort, health, and safety.BC Housing Continuing Professional Development points, BPI Continuing Education Units$25+Energy management
On-demandAssociation of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
aesp.org
Energy BasicsEnergy. We use it every day, but why is it important? Who uses it? How is it generated and transmitted to end users? This course will enable DSM program managers to answer these foundational questions.Certificate of Excellence - DSM Program Management, CEUs$149+Public sector/utilities
On-demandAssociation of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
aesp.org
Utility FundamentalsYou may work in the demand-side management industry, but do you know how this industry, or even utilities for that matter, came about? This course helps DSM program managers understand basic industry fundamentals, including its origins and the complex relationship between regulation and operations.Certificate of Excellence - DSM Program Management, CEUs$249+Public sector/utilities
On-demandAssociation of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
aesp.org
Utility Business ModelsMuch has changed to the traditional utility business model over the past decade. This course is designed to enable DSM program managers to understand how utilities traditionally operate (make money) and how their traditional operations are being disrupted through the advent of new policies and technologies.Certificate of Excellence - DSM Program Management, CEUs$249+Public sector/utilities
On-demandAssociation of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
aesp.org
Contract ManagementContract management matters, especially so for a demand-side management program manager who uses contract vehicles to manage and execute all their work. This course instructs attendees on the best practices in contract, budget, change, and risk management necessary for successful project and program management.Certificate of Excellence - DSM Program Management, CEUs$249+Public sector/utilities
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Envelope FundamentalsEnvelope Fundamentals covers the elements that impact the performance of the building: building science, indoor air quality, air sealing, and insulation.BC Housing Continuing Professional Development points, BPI Continuing Education Units$265Energy management
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Construction Math 1 & 2The aim of this course is to help the learner develop an understanding of how arithmetic, basic algebra, geometry, and conversions relate to home construction and renovation.BC Housing Continuing Professional Development points, BPI Continuing Education Units$265Energy management
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Construction TechnologyConstruction Technology covers all the bases of today’s home construction industry; building science, indoor air quality and healthy indoor environments, air sealing and insulation, and mechanical systems. The house works as a system made up of different components and equipment that are affected by heat, moisture and air flows. Take a deeper dive into the components and dynamics of the whole system.BC Housing Continuing Professional Development points, BPI Continuing Education Units$395Energy management
On-demandBuilding Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Canada
bomalearning.com
BOMA Canada LearningThis program provides building operators and managers of commercial and institutional buildings with the effective tools to reduce operating costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve employee productivity & comfort.BOMI Continuing Education, SMT Administrative Competency credits$750Energy management
On-demandDalhousie University
dal.ca
Dalhousie University Energy Engineering & Conservation CertificateThis certificate consists of three modules covering all the main phases of energy engineering and conservation from an engineering practical point of view. The basic concepts, the engineering, best practices and recommendations on how to conserve and save energy are all discussed. Participants will learn how to increase the competitiveness of engineering products or a total industry, and how to fight effectively with climate change.Energy Engineering & Conservation Certificate, CEUs, PDHs$3,295Energy management
09/2020B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT)
bcit.ca
The Advanced Certificate in Building Controls & Energy Management (BCEM)The aim of this program is to supply industry with graduates who can use controls and building automation systems to improve energy efficiency. This includes integration of this knowledge in all phases of a building’s life: sustainable design, construction, commissioning, and ongoing operation.Advanced Certificate in Building Controls & Energy Management (BCEM)$6,000Energy management
09/2020B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT)
bcit.ca
Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC)The Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC) program is a partnership between BC Hydro, FortisBC and BCIT, with initial funding support from the Natural Resources Canada - Office of Energy Efficiency. The program is designed to support employment opportunities in the emerging field of sustainable energy management, with focus on the energy demands of commercial, institutional, industrial and community facilities. Sustainable Energy Management Advanced Certificate (SEMAC)$6,000Energy management
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Energy Advisor Foundation Training BundleThere are 5 courses in the bundle.

- Construction Technology
- Construction Math
- Construction Safety (Alberta Construction Safety Association: CSTS-2020 - Fundamentals)
- Plans Reading
- High Performance Housing

Each module of each course has a quiz and a review section. When you’ve completed the course and review, there’s a final exam for each course. Pass each of them with 70%, and you will have a good handle on the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) Energy Advisor (EA) Foundation Exam.
No$695Test prep
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Energy Advisor Requalification PackageThis package is for Energy Advisors who are up for requalification for EA (House) in 2020. This package includes the online EA course (content licensed from Building Knowledge) from our mentoring program, and Blue House Energy's Envelope Fundamentals. These two courses will help you prepare for your requalification exam.No$1,185Test prep
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Energy Advisor Mentoring ProgramThis 6 to 12 week program includes 8 on-demand modules with quizzes and practice exams, 4 HOT2000 practice files, and 24 hours of real-time mentoring (field training to be completed when site visits are allowed). BHE’s program coordinator will match you with a mentor who is an experienced Energy Advisor to help you prep for the Energy Advisor Exam.Yes$2,700Test prep
On-demandCanada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
A Roadmap for Large Building Retrofits in Canada
This course discusses a 2017 report released that delivers a detailed roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from large buildings like office towers, recreation centres, hospitals, arenas and schools across the country. As part of this course, participants will learn about how large buildings can contribute to achieving a reduction in GHG emissions of at least 30 percent, with the potential to reach 51 percent by 2030. The instructor will also discuss what way the type, size, and age of large buildings, along with energy sources and the carbon intensity of regional electrical grids in Canada, can affect energy efficiency and carbon emissions. Finally, participants will get to hear about provincially-specific retrofit pathways that include a combination of recommissioning, deep retrofits, renewable energy, and fuel switching actions.No$19+Public sector/utilities, building codes
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Applying the NECB 2017 - Alberta and SaskatchewanThis course will highlight the key performance characteristics in NECB 2017 from envelope to mechanical to lighting. It will also outline the flexibility requirements in the code that allow for design trade-offs in instances where requirements may be onerous for certain projects. Participants will learn from about NECB in the context of Alberta and Saskatchewan, ranging from prescriptive compliance to energy modeling for the performance path.No$49+Building codes/standards
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Building Better: Corporate Social ResponsibilityJoin Coro Strandberg of Strandberg Consulting for a one hour course in which she introduces the corporate social responsibility trend, drivers and business case. She profiles the best next generation practices in CSR as defined by a new global leadership standard, and identifies how LEED v4 promotes CSR. The course will then profile various companies in the building and construction sector value chain which have leading CSR practices, and will suggest ways that the green building sector can leverage this CSR trend to accelerate and scale its' solutions.No$29+Sales oriented
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Building Strong Market Infrastructure for Canada's Retrofit EconomyThis session distills information from a recent report and sets out a series of comprehensive and specific actions for governments and, more importantly, for industry to build one of the world’s most robust and dynamic retrofit economies by 2030. CaGBC’s research demonstrates that national targets can only be reached by reducing the emissions of the millions of square feet of existing institutional, commercial, and residential buildings across the country. Yet, while green building approaches, practices, and technologies are being widely adopted for new buildings, there is an underinvestment in the retrofit of Canada’s existing building stock to drive energy and GHG reductions. Correcting this underinvestment requires the development of a strong retrofit economy where the market takes the lead in transforming Canada’s built environment to help fight climate change and create new economic opportunities for Canadians.
No$19+Public sector/utilities, building codes
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Commercial Real Estate: Implementing a Sustainability Program
This course discusses the context and key success factors around implementing a sustainability program in commercial real estate in Canada. It explores sustainability program drivers (competitiveness, customers, financials and social responsibility), key success factors, an strategies that sustainability champions can use to move their sustainability program forward.
No$19Sales oriented
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Designing to Net Zero with a Net Zero ScheduleThis session will discuss how, through a unique owner/expert consultant solutions-based collaboration, Mohawk College navigated the challenges of a net zero energy mandated project. This includes the design of a living lab for sustainable technologies within a highly-accelerated project schedule to qualify for the federal government's Substantial Completion funding deadline, two years after the contract was awarded. The project, led by expert consultants including McCallum Sather, B+H Architects, and RDH Building Science, has been driven by a net zero energy budget and has garnered national attention, including that of The Joyce Family Foundation and the federal government.
No$19+Building codes/standards, Net zero energy
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Engaging Tenants in SustainabilityThis course highlights the importance of, and business case for, landlord and tenant collaboration as it relates to sustainability. Participants will be provided with effective actions and tools to develop and facilitate a tenant engagement program that ultimately fosters good tenant relationships and drives improvements in building performance. Real-life examples and strategies that have been used will be shared by an organization that is a global real estate owner, investor, developer and property manager.No$29+Building operations and maintenance
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Introduction to Energy BenchmarkingThis introductory course is intended for those interested in learning more about energy benchmarking in Canada, including project team members preparing for LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance certification and those interested in benchmarking their real estate using Portfolio Manager. It will also include general information about Ontario’s proposed Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) regulation.
No$19+Energy consulting and modelling, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Introduction to LEED v4 and the Integrated Design ProcessLearn about the LEED rating system and the specific program requirements and terminology used within the LEED framework. Topics include: Minimum Project Requirements (MPRs) for LEED certification registration; selecting the appropriate LEED Rating System based on project scope; and the use of the Integrated Design Process (IDP). The course also covers the importance of establishing a LEED project boundary and number of building occupants, and how to find the LEED related information you need.No$195+Building codes/standards, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Introduction to Sustainability in Commercial Real EstateThis course considers sustainability issues in commercial real estate in Canada. Participants will explore the importance of sustainability, the benefits and business case for green buildings, sustainability standards & tools, and the current state of sustainability and commercial real estate in Canada.No$19Sales oriented
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
LEED Building Design and Construction Exam Prep CourseFor this self-paced virtual classroom you will gain access to CaGBC Central, our online learner platform, where you can go through the course at your own pace while focusing on the information you need to know to prepare for the LEED v4 Building Design and Construction Exam. The course will be approximately 8+ hours in duration and will include videos to review and several live Q&A sessions with one of our expert instructors. This course will provide a technical analysis of the LEED BD+C rating system, starting with a review of the LEED project team and certification process. It also delves into the credit requirements, calculations, and synergies among credits for each of the credit categories.No$219+Test prep, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep CourseFor this self-paced online course, you will gain access to CaGBC Central, our online learning platform, where you can take the course at your own pace while focusing on the information you need to know to prepare for the LEED v4 Green Associate Exam. The course is 8+ hours in duration and includes videos to review, a discussion forum, downloadable content and study guides.No$159+Test prep, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
LEED v4 & v4.1: Secrets to a Well-Commissioned EnvelopeThis course will explore the basics of Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) from development of the owner’s project requirements to the post occupancy phase tasks. The course will dive deeper into when and how to pull together the documents to meet the LEED prerequisite / credit requirements. The instructor will discuss the changes for LEED v4 and v4.1 BD+C Building Envelope Commissioning prerequisite/credit requirements and methods to achieve the credit in Canada. Case studies and specific examples will be used to illustrate the secrets of commissioning the envelope from coast to coast.No$29+Building operations and maintenance, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
LEED V4 for Contractors: Materials and Resources TipsThis course highlights the key requirements and strategies of the LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C Building Product Declaration and Optimization (BPDO) and Low-Emitting materials credits. This includes tracking and compiling the supporting documentation necessary for a Contractor’s LEED v4 submission.No$19+Building codes/standards, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
LEED v4.1 - An Overview of LEEDs Newest Rating SystemThis course explores the introduction of LEED v4.1 BD+C and ID+C to the Canadian market. Participants will learn about the general program upgrades that make v4.1 so important, and what it means to be a beta rating system. This introductory session will take a high-level look at everything v4.1., and will discuss updates to a variety of credits, such as: Reduced Parking Footprint; Rainwater Management; Indoor and Outdoor Water Use; Building Energy Performance; Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction; Low-Emitting Materials, and more.No$19+Sales oriented, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Lessons Learned from the First LEEDv4 IDC Projects in CanadaLearn from three different consultants and an owner about the challenges, solutions and lessons learned from various projects across the country. Course participants will gain insight into the process of designing and documenting a project for LEED v4 ID+C certification, from the importance of location selection, to creative solutions for new credit requirements, such as addressing the new material options. Participants will also learn about other LEED v4 ID+C credits that were sought, including the low-emitting materials and BPDO credits, construction waste management credit, energy credits, etc. Project types include both commercial office space and retail interior fit-outs from across the country.No$19+Building codes/standards, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Making the Case for Building to Zero CarbonThere needs to be a business case to support the uptake of zero carbon buildings in the public and private sectors in Canada. With this in mind, the CaGBC worked with several funding partners as well as WSP to study the incremental capital and lifecycle costs associated with zero carbon building design and construction. This session will explore the results of the study, including the impacts of seven building types in six cities in Canada..No$19+Sales oriented, zero carbon
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Navigating Zero Carbon Building Design: Case StudyThrough this session, participants will learn about evolv1, a commercial office building that was the first in Canada to be certified under CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building Standard. This session will explore the important shift in the building industry towards reducing carbon emissions. The Integrated Design team for evolv1 will present the design process and some of its challenges and will address the critical question: what is required for the industry to shift, and for Zero Carbon buildings to become the new normal? This project builds the business case for why all developers can, and should, be building to Zero Carbon right now.No$15+Energy management, zero carbon
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Ontario's Mandatory Energy Benchmarking for Large BuildingsThis course will explore the Ontario's regulation mandating Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking for large buildings. This course explores: reporting deadlines and phase-in requirements for various building types and size; methods for accessing data from utility distributors; verification requirements; how to report to the Ministry of Energy; information about what kinds of data will be shared publicly; and additional information available through the Ministry of Energy and local distributors.No$0Energy consulting and modelling
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Red River College Innovation CentreThe Innovation Centre at Red River College is a high-performance building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, one of the first in the region to target net-zero while adding to a historic building. Targeting an EUI of 100, the design process made use of cloud computing for early phase energy modelling, extensive energy data from similar building types, hybrid modelling to overcome software obstacles, and employed a design assist process for the design of BIPV panels. This case study offers valuable lessons and practical advice on how to meet ambitious energy targets while using technically advanced methods and technologies.No$19+Energy management
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Reviewer Tips for LEED v4Wondering what’s changed with LEED v4 certification? This session will let you know what’s changed from LEED Canada 2009, what’s easier, what’s harder, and what’s unexpected. Get tips and tricks from LEED Reviewers of LEED v4 BD+C and ID+C projects. This course will highlight common issues seen during reviews, identify problematic credits, and provide suggested strategies for avoiding challenges commonly encountered by project teams.No$19+Building codes/standards, LEED
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate: Energy & EmissionsThis coursel discusses issues around energy and emissions in commercial real estate in Canada. We explore how commercial buildings contribute to climate change, energy and emissions standards and performance metrics, and energy management best practices.No$19Sales oriented, building operations and maintenance
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
Sustainability on An Urban ScaleDuring the last 10 years of accounting for sustainability on an urban scale, we have struggled to make the leap between the well-developed and easily defined boundaries of buildings to the more complex and fuzzy edges of neighborhoods and communities. This course will provide a brief review of the evolution of accounting for performance on a community scale, and introduces emerging ideas based on a systems approach, illustrated with practical and current project examples. The discussion will address how metrics, rating systems and frameworks fit within the future of planning for sustainability at the urban scale.No$19+Public sector/utilities
On-demand
Canada Green Building Council
cagbc.org
The Role of VRF Technology in Zero Carbon Buildings
Participants of this course will learn about what VRF technology is and how it can be used, its benefits and limitations, measurement and standards, as well as how it can help us reach our carbon-reduction goals through the sharing of case studies.No$19+HVAC
On-demandECO Canada
eco.ca
Managing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ProjectsThe Managing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects online training program was developed in partnership with experts in energy audits, planning, and management. The goal of the program is to help environmental professionals develop practical solutions for implementing sustainable energy projects.

This program consists of four modules and a final evaluation. Throughout the modules, you will:

Establish a context for sustainability and energy
Define common terms specific to the energy industry
Identify appropriate retrofits for homes and buildings
Complete a financial analysis of an energy efficiency project
Calculate emissions savings
Define, compare, and contrast renewable energy resources
Evaluate potential sites for renewable energy viability
Outline the project management process to implement green energy solutions
Describe the steps to develop a Community Energy Plan
Identify ways to become a sustainable energy leader in your community
No$295Energy management
On-demandASHRAE
elearning.ashrae.org
Standard 90.1-2004: Lighting - General and Mandatory ProvisionsThis course explains how to apply the Standard to HVAC systems and lists the exceptions and describes the compliance paths. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Describe the scope of the lighting portion of the Standard; List the building types and lighting systems that are exempt from the Standard; Explain how lighting system alterations meet the Standard; Explain how to calculate the lighting load in cases where wattage varies; List the lighting systems and equipment exempt from lighting power calculations, Explain when automatic shutoff lighting controls are required; List which lighting controls are required by the Standard; List the special conditions and exemptions for lighting controls; List the requirements for tandem ballasting of fluorescent fixtures; List the requirements for exit signs; List the lighting systems and equipment exempt from lighting power calculations; Explain how to determine exterior lighting requirements; Explain how to calculate actual exterior lighting requirements. (I-P), 2.2 PDHs, (AIA)PDHs$42+HVAC
On-demandASHRAE
elearning.ashrae.org
Energy ConservationThis course discusses advanced techniques for energy conservation. Upon completion of this course, you will understand: When and where sustainable design can be implemented into plumbing systems; Water conservation strategies; The effect that other disciplines can have on Green Design; The importance of conserving water, and the positive effects it can have on our planet. (I-P), 8.5 PDHs.PDHs$42+Energy management
On-demandASHRAE
elearning.ashrae.org
Architects: Overview of Mechanical SystemsThis course provides an overview of relevant mechanical systems, including HVAC, service hot water, and power. It is designed specifically for architects, who need enough information on these systems to understand the Standard. At the completion of this course, you will be able to: List the Standard requirements for HVAC, power, and service hot water systems for new buildings, additions to existing buildings and alterations to existing buildings; List the compliance path for HVAC systems that meet the Standard; Describe the building types and HVAC systems that may use the simplified approach option to comply with the Standard; List to completion requirements for HVAC, power, and service hot water systems. (I-P), 2.7 PDHs.PDHs$42+HVAC
On-demandASHRAE
elearning.ashrae.org
Energy ConservationThis course shows how to save energy in operation and design of HVAC systems, provides an overview of ASHRAE Standard 90.1, and explains the process of heat recovery and control of building pressure. Upon completion of this course you will be able to: Identify applications for radiant heating and cooling; Recognize the advantages of radiant heating and cooling; Recognize the issues related to ceiling radiant cooling.PDHs$42+HVAC
On-demandASHRAE
elearning.ashrae.org
Standard 90.1-2004: Energy Cost Budget MethodThis course explains how to apply the Standard to HVAC systems. It lists the exceptions and describes the compliance paths.At the completion of this course, you will be able to: Assemble the documentation to prove compliance with the Standard; List the types of trade-offs allowed when using the energy cost budget (ECB) method; List the minimal functionality of computer programs used to calculate values for the ECB method; Describe how the ECB method is used when improving an existing building; Describe how the ECB method is used when a building contains unfinished tenant spaces; Describe a standard HVAC system; Determine which utility rate to use.PDHs$42+HVAC
On-demandRDH Building Science
learnbuildingscience.com
Modern Building EnclosuresBuilding codes, standards, and voluntary regulations have been changing – perhaps more quickly than at almost any time in history – to improve the resource efficiency and durability of buildings. This recorded presentation examines these changes and their impact on architectural design. Case studies and related research are used to explain how new code requirements are addressing issues such as thermal bridging and whole building airtightness – and how meeting these requirements will change the look of modern buildings.No$30Building codes/standards
On-demandRDH Building Science
learnbuildingscience.com
Large Building AirtightnessAs part of increasingly stringent building energy requirements, mandatory airtightness testing of large buildings has now been implemented in some North American jurisdictions and is being considered for implementation in many others. In this recorded presentation, Lorne Ricketts looks at the current state of large building airtightness based on the results of over 500 tests, and shares lessons learned regarding the successful implementation of airtightness testing as part of the construction and commissioning process.No$30Energy management
On-demandRDH Building Science
learnbuildingscience.com
Glazing and Building PerformanceWindows and curtain walls have a major impact on energy performance, comfort, moisture-related durability risks, view and light, and sound control. Tremendous gains have been made in glazing technology in the last 25 or 30 years, but performance still depends on appropriate design and specification. This recorded presentation discusses various performance factors and how to design and specify for higher performance.No$0Energy management
On-demandCanadian Home Builders' Association - BC
chbabc.org
BC Energy Step Code For Builders and Energy Advisors - Builders EditionThis 5 to 6 hour introductory course has been designed for Builders of Part 9 homes in British Columbia.  Participants in this course are expected to have a general understanding of the BC Building Code.
12 CPD Credits - BC Housing Accredited$499Building codes/standards
On-demandCanadian Home Builders' Association - BC
chbabc.org
BC Energy Step Code For Builders and Energy Advisors - Energy Advisors Edition
This 5 to 6 hour introductory course has been designed for Energy Advisors that participate in Part 9 home construction projects in British Columbia.  Participants in this course are expected to have a general understanding of the BC Building Code.
12 CPD Credits - BC Housing Accredited$499Building codes/standards
On-demandArmstrong International
armstronginternational.com
VariousArmstrong offers free, introductory and advanced, online courses in steam, condensate, hot water, humidification, heat recovery, water treatment, EH&S and more.CEUs$0Various
09/08 - 09/29ZEBx
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
Pattern Language from Passive House: 4-Day Online Course"A Pattern Language from Passive House" is an interactive workshop that teaches cost-effective planning and design of affordable, low-emission, mid-rise, multi-unit, wood-framed housing.

This four-part workshop presents design problems common to multi-unit buildings, followed by solutions that have worked in previous high-performance projects. These solutions are organized into "patterns" using a format adapted from A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander (et al).

The patterns presented in this workshop are drawn from the hundreds of affordable multi-unit buildings constructed to the Passive House standard worldwide, because this is the largest cohort of affordable, low-emission, mid-rise, multi-unit housing. While these solutions are taken from Passive House buildings, they are applicable for residential building design to meet Step 4 of the BC Energy Step Code, as well as multi-unit buildings aiming for similar low-TEDI or not-zero energy standards. Likewise, while this workshop focuses on affordable housing, the patterns apply equally to market- and luxury-housing projects.
AIBC Core LUs: 8 | PHI credits: TBD. | BC Housing Informal CPD Points: 8$95+Building codes/standards, Passive House
On-DemandNAIMA Canada
naimacanada.ca
Air Barriers for ProfessionalsAir Barriers for Professionals is practically oriented information for residential construction workers and renovators who deal with air tightness, insulation and various control barriers to improve the energy efficiency of homes.

Air Barriers for Professionals was prepared in partnership with NAIMA Canada and Building Knowledge Canada.
No$0Energy management
On-DemandNAIMA Canada
naimacanada.ca
The Insulation Installers Training CourseThe Insulation Training Course has been prepared in partnership with NAIMA Canada, the Canadian Home Builders Association, Natural Resources Canada, InsulateAndAirSeal.ca, other industry partners, and insulation manufacturers.

The course focuses on industry recommended practices for professionals who want to elevate their business and get ahead of their competition.
No$0Energy management
09/29-10/01CIET
cietcanada.com
Energy Management Professional 101 (EMP) – Dollars to $enseWhether you are a recent arrival to Canada, a new professional just entering the job market, a student completing your studies, or looking to further your career in energy efficiency, CIET has developed a course that provides pragmatic knowledge and skills that you can demonstrate and apply to an employer from the outset. The program can also be seen as a steppingstone toward the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation – which is normally taken only after at least three years of experience in the field.CEUs, CSEP Points$595+Energy management
10/19-10/23CIET
cietcanada.com
Certified Energy Manager (CEM)The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognised designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEM® training and certification program.



This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. More than 13,000 professionals in more than 35 countries are now CEM® certified. This training provides a comprehensive forum with problem solving activities for those who want to gain broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. This program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their expertise. On the afternoon of day five, the Certified Energy Manager examination is administered.
CEUs, CSEP Points$525+Test prep, energy management
11/3-12/01CIET
cietcanada.com
Building Operator Certification Training (BOC)The Building Operator Certification Training (BOC®) is eight modules rolled out over a nine-day skills based training which affords facility personnel improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces into more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly environments.



Each course consists of highly interactive and hands-on classroom training facilitated by very knowledgeable and experienced building professionals. Project assignments are to be completed at the participant’s facility, and an in-class test is administered at the end of each day of training.



Building operators are responsible for day-to-day maintenance and operation of large buildings with complex heating, mechanical and electrical systems, which offer excellent opportunity for significant energy savings. You and your company can do a lot to ensure that your buildings operate as energy-efficiently as possible: increase tenant comfort; save money; and reduce your environmental footprint.
CEUs, CSEP Points$2095+Building operations and maintenance
11/03-11/05CIET
cietcanada.com
Energy Management Professional 101 (EMP) – Dollars to $enseWhether you are a recent arrival to Canada, a new professional just entering the job market, a student completing your studies, or looking to further your career in energy efficiency, CIET has developed a course that provides pragmatic knowledge and skills that you can demonstrate and apply to an employer from the outset. The program can also be seen as a steppingstone toward the Certified Energy Manager (CEM) designation – which is normally taken only after at least three years of experience in the field.CEUs, CSEP Points$595+Energy management
11/04-11/05CIET
cietcanada.com
Heat Integration of Industrial Processes (HIIP)Controlling heat and trying to minimize the energy consumption in an industrial process can be challenging, whether this involves releasing heat or supplying cold streams that require heat. To help you navigate these issues, CIET has created this 2-day course where trainees are introduced to some tools that can help control heat as well as ensure that the energy-performance targets set for the process are met!

This course not only provides you with a helpful overview of the pinch analysis techniques for identifying practical and implementable energy-recovery opportunities but also discusses how heat use can be previewed and monitored by using a process-integration software tool.
CEUs, CSEP Points$945+Energy management
11/09-11/11CIET
cietcanada.com
Certified RETScreen® Expert (CRE)The RETScreen Expert Software is an intelligent decision support tool to enable stakeholders to rapidly identify, assess, optimize and track the performance of clean energy investments over the entire project life cycle. The software can be used to evaluate:

Clean energy options
Energy production, savings and costs
Financial viability of and risks related to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies
GHG emission reductions
The performance of implemented projects


As an approved RETScreen Expert training provider, CIET provides each participant with a fully functional 90-day trial subscription in the days before the training session (value of $200). In the meantime, participants can download the software in Viewer mode completely free of charge.
CEUs, CSEP Points$1495+Energy consulting and modelling
11/10-11/13CIET
cietcanada.com
Advanced Course on Building Recommissioning (RCx)This four-day advanced course on recommissioning (RCx) covers all the stages of the process: planning, investigation, implementation, hand-over and monitoring. These stages are presented in detail to allow trainees to develop a coherent understanding of the entire process and reap all anticipated benefits. The fundamental principles regarding the use of mechanical systems in buildings are discussed and good practices for testing and verification are examined to help trainees develop in-depth understanding of the investigation stage.CEUs, CSEP Points$1650+Building operations and maintenance
11/12CIET
cietcanada.com
Making the Case for Energy Efficiency – Dollars to $enseAlthough the benefits of and justification for energy efficiency (EE) may seem obvious to some of us, this is often not the case for many of our clients and even colleagues. Being able to articulate and present the many positive attributes of EE - from operational cost savings, to conservation, to reduced equipment maintenance - are key to selling EE projects.CEUs, CSEP Points$545+Sales oriented
11/16CIET
cietcanada.com
Fundamentals of Compressed Air SystemsThe Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) now offers the Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems training from the Compressed Air Challenge®(CAC). During this 1-day course, you will learn how to calculate and reduce the costs of compressed air in your facility and how to gain better control of compressed air for optimum reliability and productivity. You’ll use data from your facility and complete hands-on exercises with emphasis on bottom-line results. Furthermore, you will know how to focus on getting results when you return to your plant.CEUs, CSEP Points$565+Energy management, building operations and maintenance
11/16CIET
cietcanada.com
Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)In addition to providing preparation for AEE's Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) certification program, this five-day course is designed to meet the training needs of those who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process. This comprehensive course goes into considerable technical detail on the fundamental principles of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning (also called re-commissioning or retro-commissioning).CEUs, CSEP Points$525+Building operations and maintenance
11/17CIET
cietcanada.com
Prep Course for the NRCan Foundation Level ExamEnergy advisors assess the energy performance of residential homes and provide advice on potential energy savings during the design, construction, and renovation stages.


To become a registered energy advisor with Natural Resources Canada, prospective candidates must first pass the Foundation Level and Energy Advisor exams. After successfully passing these exams, you are required to complete probationary files with a licensed service organization and maintain an association with at least one licensed service organization thereafter.


The Foundation Level course is the first step in becoming an energy advisor. This two-day course provides an overview of building science issues and sound business practices. Candidates gain valuable knowledge in energy-efficient homebuilding techniques.
CEUs, CSEP Points$745+Test prep, energy advisor
11/24-11/26CIET
cietcanada.com
Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP®)The Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP ®) is the most recognized designation in measurement and verification providing a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. It is awarded by Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in conjunction with the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO).



The CMVP training covers all methods applied for the M&V of Energy Efficiency (EE) projects and includes, namely, the International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP®).
CEUs, CSEP Points$525+Energy consulting and modelling
11/27CIET
cietcanada.com
1-Day Energy Efficiency for Building Operators & Maintenance Staff – Dollars to $enseThe 1-day Energy Efficiency for Building Operators (EEBO) workshop is an interactive course designed to engage, motivate and empower building operators. Our instructors facilitate participant understanding of how energy behaves, how energy is used in their facility, and how it can be controlled through operational actions across a variety of building systems.CEUs, CSEP Points$295Building operations and maintenance
11/20-12/04CIET
cietcanada.com
Certified Energy Manager (CEM)The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) certification is the most recognised designation in energy management and provides a wide range of benefits to help you thrive in your occupation. CIET is the exclusively authorised Canadian trainer of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for delivery of the CEM® training and certification program.



This in-depth five-day training is ideal for professionals who seek a thorough program that covers the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of effective energy management. More than 13,000 professionals in more than 35 countries are now CEM® certified. This training provides a comprehensive forum with problem solving activities for those who want to gain broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies. This program is also ideal for professionals who require CEM® certification as recognition of their expertise. On the afternoon of day five, the Certified Energy Manager examination is administered.
CEUs, CSEP Points$525+Energy management
12/01-12/04CIET
cietcanada.com
Prep Course for the NRCan ERS v15 Energy Advisor ExamEnergy advisors assess the energy performance of residential homes and provide advice on potential energy savings during the design, construction, and renovation stages.


To become a registered energy advisor with Natural Resources Canada, prospective candidates must first pass the Foundation Level and Energy Advisor exams. After successfully passing these exams, you must complete probationary files with a licensed service organization and maintain an association with at least one licensed service organization thereafter.
CEUs, CSEP Points$1145+Test prep, energy advisor
12/03CIET
cietcanada.com
Taking Control of Energy Use to Improve Financial Performance – Dollars to $enseEconomic circumstances require companies and organizations of all types to improve their cash flow. Luckily, energy is not a fixed cost and can be managed just like any other business operation. This course provides time-tested and applied ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings, notably under varying occupancy levels.CEUs, CSEP Points$545+Sales oriented
12/08-12/10CIET
cietcanada.com
Certified Energy Auditor (CEA)The Certified Energy Auditor (CEATM) certification program focuses on audits for commercial and industrial buildings only and does not qualify participants to perform residential audits. The CEA certification is issued by the Association of Energy Engineers based in Atlanta, US, and the program is based on ASHRAE standards. CIET’s CEA training program is not related to Enbridge’s or other Ontario home energy auditing programs.CEUs, CSEP Points$525+Energy consulting and modelling
12/08CIET
cietcanada.com
Introduction to Building Energy Modelling in compliance with the NECBCAN-QUEST is a Canadian adaptation of eQUEST. This powerful energy modelling software can assess and demonstrate performance path compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB 2011). It can also be used to support the design of high performance commercial and institutional buildings.CEUs, CSEP Points$475+Energy consulting and modelling
12/08CIET
cietcanada.com
Building Automation Systems Optimization Essentials – Dollars to $enseAt its core, a well-run Building Automation System (BAS) reduces energy consumption and allow for more efficient operation of building systems. This should in turn allow building management to increase the comfort of tenants while reducing their operating costs.



In this 1-day Building Automation Systems Essentials course, we examine system basics and energy conservation strategies that permit you to run your BAS efficiently and effectively – regardless of which system you are running.
CEUs, CSEP Points$545+Building operations and maintenance
12/09-12/10CIET
cietcanada.com
Building Energy Modelling Professional – Tools, Software and ComplianceCAN-QUEST is a Canadian adaptation of eQUEST. This powerful energy modelling software can assess and demonstrate performance path compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB 2011). It can also be used to support the design of high performance commercial and institutional buildings. This hands-on 2-day advanced workshop provide specific training on the software and explores its features as well as the modelling process.CEUs, CSEP Points$945+Energy consulting and modelling
12/09-12/10CIET
cietcanada.com
Advanced Measurement and VerificationThe advanced measurement and verification training program is a hand on training program in measurement and verification, building on theoretical knowledge acquired through the CMVPs training and certification. This 2-day program covers several statistical tools as well as various examples and case studies as well as actual development of an M&V plan. The training is based on the 35+ year international experience in M&V of CIET’s parent company, Econoler.CEUs, CSEP Points$945+Energy consulting and modelling
12/11CIET
cietcanada.com
Advanced Building Automation Systems Optimization – Dollars to $enseBuilding on participants’ established knowledge of BAS, the Advanced Building Automation System Optimization course offers an in-depth focus on the design, diagnostic, trend monitoring and control strategies that allow participants to run their buildings with superior efficiency and energy management practices.



This 1-day training leverages a BAS diagnostic case study exercise using real-time data to reinforce the principles taught in the course.
CEUs, CSEP Points$545+Building operations and maintenance
On-demandBCIT
bcit.ca
Community Energy Management ProgramBCIT and the Community Energy Association have partnered to develop an inter-disciplinary sequence of six on-line courses. BC Hydro has provided funding to make this possible. Community energy management spans the traditional silos of current and long range planning, policy, operations, engineering, transportation, finance, and others. Community Energy Management education will provide the knowledge and resources you need to manage the art and science of saving energy, emissions, and money across the community.Yes$3072Energy management
On-demandBCIT
bcit.ca
Energy Modelling for Building ProfessionalsThis course introduces the principles, procedures and benefits of energy modelling to enable building professionals to usefully and efficiently incorporate energy modelling into the design process.Yes$712.57Energy consulting and modelling
On-demandBCNPHA
passivehousecanada.com
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) programThe Operations and Maintenance (O&M) program consists of eight online operations and maintenance courses. Each course includes discussion forums, checks for understanding and take-back-to-work tools that can be used right away. Each course is designed to be interactive and focuses on all aspects of building operations and maintenance with a special focus on energy management. O&M courses can be taken individually in any order; however, participants will gain the most by taking the entire program in the order presented. Most of the courses can be completed in 6-8 weeks but we allow for a full three months to accommodate busy schedules. Courses are offered online through HousingU, BCNPHA’s online learning management system. The program is funded by FortisBC.No$139+Building operations and maintenance
On-demandBCNPHA
passivehousecanada.com
Capital PlanningThe Capital Planning program is an online educational opportunity for students to download BCNPHA’s Capital Planning Template from Ameresco’s Asset Planner™ software and learn how to use it. The CP Template is an excel spreadsheet that has been developed by BCNPHA especially for this program. The program currently consists of one course, Capital Planning 101. This course includes 11 video lectures, quizzes to check for understanding, online forums for questions and a very robust glossary of the terms commonly used in everyday capital planning. The content is designed to be interactive and is focused on using the BCNPHA Capital Planning template to complete a capital plan for successful submission to your board and/or BC Housing. Capital Planning 101 is offered several times per year and runs for four weeks at a time to accommodate busy work schedules. These courses are offered online through HousingU, BCNPHA’s online learning management system. There is no fee for non-profit housing providers who take this course as it is fully funded by BC Housing.No$0+Building operations and maintenance
On-demandAssociation of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
aesp.org
Everything You Wanted to Know About Cost EffectivenessCost Benefit Tests have the power to make or break a program. If TRC, SCT, UCT, PCT, RIM, and RVT just look like alphabet soup to you – then this is the session for you. This online training course, targeting implementers, marketers and business developers, or evaluators who want to get back to basics, explains the different tests, the inputs, and how to run the tests. Understand how various inputs affect cost effectiveness. Be prepared to do some math and have a few “aha” moments. This engaging online course will include hands-on exercises for an optimal learning experience.CEUs$99+Sales oriented, energy consulting and modelling, public sector ?utilities
On-demandBuilt Green Canada
builtgreencanada.ca
BUILT GREEN® Program FundamentalsThis course is a requirement for new builders and focuses on the fundamental aspects of the program to orient participants on how to work with Built Green; introduce them to the administrative and technical requirements; prepare them to successfully navigate our quality assurance processes; and offer resources to help them be successful at building BUILT GREEN® homes.CPD Points through BC Housing, Master Building training credits through Professional Home Builders Institute$150+Building codes/standards, Built Green
On-demandBuilt Green Canada
builtgreencanada.ca
Construction Technology for BUILT GREEN®This course places heavy emphasis on building science and building better and addresses the house as a system concept; the role of sustainable development in construction; how building science affects building durability and occupant comfort; the signs, symptoms, and solutions for good indoor air quality; building envelope details and how they control or contribute to heat, air, and moisture flows; and mechanical systems. In total, there are 14 online modules, each with a downloadable study guide to accompany the online learning program.CPD Points through BC Housing, Master Building training credits through Professional Home Builders Institute$276.50+Building codes/standards, Built Green
On-demandBlue House Energy
ca.bluehouseenergy.com
Energy Advisor Foundation Study PackageOur Energy Advisor Foundation Training Bundle is for people who have very little experience in the residential construction industry. The Energy Advisor Foundation Study Package is for people who know their way around the industry and have some background in building science.

If you've got a really good handle on the residential construction industry and just some review and study materials, we've got you covered with this study package, smartypants!

The Foundation Study Package consists of the study guides and practice/challenge exams. It covers the main competency categories for the Foundation Level:

Construction Technology
Construction Math
Plans Reading
High Performance Housing
Review the study guides and then take the practice/challenge exams as many times as you want.

Not recommended for those who have less than 5 years experience in the industry, or those with no building science background.
No$395Energy management
09/22-09/23 or 11/24-11/25Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
hrai.ca
Residential Ventilation using Section 9.32 of the Building CodeParticipants will use simple worksheets in conjunction with detailed design procedures to quickly select equipment, size ducts and specify installation and control details necessary to design ventilation systems. All content complies with Section 9.32 of the NBC/OBC/BCBC. Participants will also clearly understand when the circumstances fall outside the scope of 9.32, which will require the use of a more comprehensive standard such as CSA F326.No$845HVAC
09/24 or 11/26Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
hrai.ca
HRV/ERV Installation & Balancing FundamentalsParticipants will receive the skills and knowledge to balance the airflows of Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators (HRV/ERVs). They will also have an overview of the installation and measurement requirements. An HRAI checklist for installation and servicing of HRVs and ventilation systems will be made available, for use when on the job.

After an instructor-led demonstration, participants will be divided into two groups to complete a hands-on assessment of balancing and a brief exam on installation requirements and the theory and application of air flow measurement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own measuring equipment and use it in a comfortable learning environment.
No$600HVAC
11/03-11/06Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
hrai.ca
Residential Heat Loss & Heat Gain CalculationsBased on the CSA Standard F280-12, students get a firsthand introduction of the basic principles of building science and heat loss/gain. Through various in-class exercises, the student will learn how to determine the thermal resistance (R value) of various building assemblies, such as walls and ceilings. Accurately, calculate room by room heat loss and gain while considering the influences of occupancy, exposure, ventilation, air leakage across the building envelope and more.No$1215HVAC
11/12-11/13Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
hrai.ca
Residential CommissioningYou go to great lengths to size, design and install the best HVAC systems for your customers, but without proper setup and commissioning even the best designs may fail to deliver as expected. Learn how to fine-tune that system so that your customers are assured of optimal comfort. This will cement your reputation as a top-notch contractor while reducing nuisance callbacks.No$845HVAC
12/01-12/03Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
hrai.ca
Small Commercial Heat Loss & Heat Gain CalculationsThis course instructs participants in the proper calculation of small commercial heat gains and heat losses and applies to buildings of up to 3 stories and 600m2 per storey. Specific topics discussed are: ventilation and infiltration requirements, solar heat gains, peak time of day, outside and inside design conditions, heat transmission through structural components, occupancy loads, heat gain from inside sources and humidification.No$1065HVAC
On-demandCanadian Home Builders' Association - BC
chbabc.org
Renovation FundamentalsThe goal of this course is to provide renovators like you with an introduction to the basic knowledge needed to perform your job as a business owner or manager. By completing this course you'll gain a foundational understanding of the best practices for running a professional and successful renovation business in Canada. Note: there is a final exam at the end of the online course.

Course topics include:

General principles for business owners and managers
Health and safety concerns
Customer service
Human resources
Design considerations and building science
CPD Points$349Sales oriented
09/29Canadian Home Builders' Association - BC
chbabc.org
Net Zero Builder Training - Two Part Webinar Series
The CHBA Net Zero Building Science training is a requirement for builders/renovators participating in the CHBA Net Zero Home Labeling Program.
Building Science training or experience is an assumed pre-requisite to take this course and pass the exam. Students are encouraged to have their CHBA Manual from the Building Science for New Homes course as a resource for the Net Zero Building Science Training.
CPD Points$499Building codes/standards, Net zero energy
09/01 - 09/21Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
120 Series120A: Passive House Design and Construction covers the technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems.

120B: Understanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building.

120C: The Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam is challenging, even for experienced architects and building professionals, so thorough preparation is essential. This two-day exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 120A and 120B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House professional.
BC Housing (HPO), AIBC, AAA webinar credits, APEG, ARIDO, OPPI, EGBC, OAA$2416+Building codes/standards, Passive House
09/21 - 09/30Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
120B Understanding & Working with PHPPUnderstanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building.

Participants will learn the structure, inputs and outputs of PHPP, and how to select appropriate climate data sets and record building measurements. The course includes modelling a sample Canadian project, where participants will assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk, as well as looking at the reliability of data sources and how design decisions impact the building energy demand.
BC Housing (HPO), AIBC, AAA webinar credits, APEG, ARIDO, OPPI, EGBC, OAA$1080+Building codes/standards, Passive House
10/05 - 11/21Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
120 Series120A: Passive House Design and Construction covers the technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems.

120B: Understanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building.

120C: The Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam is challenging, even for experienced architects and building professionals, so thorough preparation is essential. This two-day exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 120A and 120B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House professional.
BC Housing (HPO), AIBC, AAA webinar credits, APEG, ARIDO, OPPI, EGBC, OAA$2416+Building codes/standards, Passive House
10/05 - 10/16Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
120A Passive House Design and Construction120A: Passive House Design and Construction covers the technical, economic and policy elements of Passive House buildings. Participants will learn how to apply Passive House principles in the context of building physics, windows and mechanical systems. Numerous case studies, both domestic and international, will be used to demonstrate current best practices and teach concepts of cost assessment. Participants will also have the opportunity to solidify their learning with interactive exercises throughout the course.BC Housing (HPO), AIBC, AAA webinar credits, APEG, ARIDO, OPPI, EGBC, OAA$1440+Building codes/standards, Passive House
10/19 - 10/28Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
120B Understanding & Working with PHPPUnderstanding and Working with PHPP will enable you to take on your first Passive House project. It provides step-by-step instruction for using the PHPP energy modelling software, which is essential for designing a Passive House building.

Participants will learn the structure, inputs and outputs of PHPP, and how to select appropriate climate data sets and record building measurements. The course includes modelling a sample Canadian project, where participants will assess building heat loss, energy demand and summertime overheating risk, as well as looking at the reliability of data sources and how design decisions impact the building energy demand.
BC Housing (HPO), AIBC, AAA webinar credits, APEG, ARIDO, OPPI, EGBC, OAA$1080+Building codes/standards, Passive House
11/19 - 11/21Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
120C Exam Preparation for Passive House Designer/Consultant ExamThe Passive House Designer/Consultant Exam is challenging, even for experienced architects and building professionals, so thorough preparation is essential. This two-day exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 120A and 120B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House professional. It gives participants the tools required to write a successful test.

Overviews of each topic that could potentially be tested in the exam will be presented and participants will be able to complete example test questions, including a design exercise, and will learn to identify common mistakes and discuss exam time management.
BC Housing (HPO), AIBC, AAA webinar credits, APEG, ARIDO, OPPI, EGBC, OAA$500+Building codes/standards, Passive House
10/07, 10/14 & 10/21Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
150A Passive House Construction Training Course for TradesIt is essential that those working on Passive House buildings can properly install components, accurately implement design details, and also assess the impact that changes from planned work will have on the performance of the building. Mistakes during construction can be costly, especially in high performance buildings where certification is being pursued. This online three-day course teaches the theory of Passive House building techniques and prepares participants for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam. It is delivered as live online classes, incorporating actual building of Passive House details relevant to the Canadian construction industry.BC Housing (HPO), AIBC Core LUs
ALBNL Learning Hours, AANB Learning Hours, NSAA Learning Hours
$900+Building codes/standards, Passive House
11/04Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
150C Passive House Construction Training Course for TradesThe Passive House Trades exam is challenging, even for experienced building professionals. This one day exam preparation course is specifically designed for those who have completed courses 150A and 150B (or equivalent), and who wish to write the exam to become a Certified Passive House Trades Person. It gives participants the tools required to write a successful test.

Overviews of each topic that could potentially be tested in the exam will be presented and participants will be able to complete example test questions, and will learn to identify common mistakes and discuss exam time management.
BC Housing (HPO), AIBC Core LUs
ALBNL Learning Hours, AANB Learning Hours, NSAA Learning Hours
$400+Building codes/standards, Passive House
09/15Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
110: Introduction to Passive House High Performance BuildingsAn Introduction to the Passive House High Performance Buildings provides an overview of the core principles of Passive House design and building energy efficiency regulations in Canada. The course also covers the history of energy efficient buildings, energy consumption data and environmental impact, case studies and the economics of creating high performance buildings.BC Housing (HPO), AIBC Core LUs
ALBNL Learning Hours, AANB Learning Hours, NSAA Learning Hours
$199+Building codes/standards, Passive House
09/16ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Applications: Best PracticesAir-to-air energy recovery provides one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to recycle waste energy and create superior indoor environments. This course will review real-world examples of where and how air-to-air energy recovery technologies are integrated into some of the most common, commercially available systems. Particular configurations that are most commonly used in high performance buildings and how they can best be used to meet stretch goals for IEQ, energy efficiency, and thermal comfort will be examined with respect to established performance metrics, peak performance results, and annual energy savings. A variety of different dedicated outdoor air systems, neutral air systems, and enhanced dehumidification strategies (with single and multiple heat exchangers) will be examined in detail. The advantages and important considerations for using air-to-air energy recovery in a variety of different applications will be covered. Best practices for mechanical design, exchanger selection, and control strategies will be discussed throughout.PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+HVAC
09/22ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Humidity Control: Avoiding Five Common Design ProblemsEvery now and then, an HVAC designer or a building owner runs up against problems created by excessive humidity in a commercial or institutional building. When faced with solving an urgent problem with a limited budget, it’s helpful to understand five of the most typical humidity control design errors of the past, and how each problem can be avoided. Equipped with these hard-knock lessons learned from your professional colleagues, the new design can solve humidity problems rather than creating them.
This course examines the key aspects of humidity control, meant to alert busy professionals to aspects of humidity control they may or may not have considered before they tackle a new project, or after they have uncovered a major shortcoming of an existing system. This one-hour course may also spark interest in ASHRAE’s more comprehensive humidity control course offerings and reference books.
PDHs. Approved by AIA$74+HVAC
09/23ASHRAE
ashrae.org
High-Performance Building Design: Applications and Future TrendsThis course presents applications of new technologies and design concepts to achieve the goal of high-performance buildings, including zero energy or nearly zero energy buildings. The course discusses exactly what a high-performance building is from the perspective of various stakeholders. High performance is more than just energy efficiency, and this course addresses issues and methods for providing high performance in areas beyond energy efficiency, such as indoor environmental quality. The course describes future possibilities for high-performance buildings across the globe and quickly summarizes how ASHRAE standards (existing and those in development) address these topics.PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+Energy management
09/24ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Advanced High-Performance Building Design: Key Concepts for Lifelong Building SustainabilityThis course is intended to provide designers (and operators) with an approach to design that incorporates a creative mindset and encourages designers to keep current with rapidly changing industry developments. Designers often take a single idea and move forward without considering long term costs, maintenance, and adaptability needs. Case studies, key concepts, and latest developments will be incorporated throughout the presentation as we walk through the high-performance design process.PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+Building operations and maintenance
09/30ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Evaluating Your HVAC System's Readiness to Mitigate the Spread of SARS-CoV-2This course expounds the online ASHRAE COVID-19 details for reopening buildings and the Building Readiness Plan for HVAC systems. The expansion of details discussed in this course will help reiterate the fact that there are mitigation strategies available and help you understand what is a fit for your building, its systems specific arrangement and your needs.
The ASHRAE Learning Institute developed this course to discuss and apply practical guidance from the Building Readiness Guide. The intent is to help you understand how to analyze your HVAC systems are working in order to develop and implement a Building Readiness Plan. The intent of the plan is to assist in the re-occupancy of existing buildings through the evaluation of HVAC systems and how they can be altered to improve their ability to mitigate the transmission of a virus, like SARS-CoV-2 that creates the COVID-19 disease. The course will focus on the different engineering controls that can be applied to systems typically found in buildings. Concerns about your current designs and how to potentially future proof them for the next epidemic will also be discussed.
PDHs. Approved by AIA$224+HVAC
10/06ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems: Design and ApplicationsVariable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems are now being applied in many building types across North America. This course provides non-manufacturer-specific concepts of how to apply VRF systems to buildings. The course supplements the fundamental technology presented in the 2016 ASHRAE Handbook—HVAC Systems and Equipment, offering consulting engineers who already have a basic knowledge of VRF technology comprehensive system design and application guidance using building-specific scenarios. This course is geared towards mechanical engineers, design/build contractors, consulting engineers, HVAC system designers, and facility engineers.PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+HVAC
10/08ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Health Impacts of Indoor Air Extraction, Ventilation, and Filtration - Same or Different?At least once a week during the summer of 2020 there was a recommendation in the news to increase ventilation in buildings as a good practice for reducing spread of viruses.  This is often easier said than done.  Designers and building operators have multiple tools available to manage or treat the air in buildings.  Air in your home is probably changed by an extract system, in most modern workplaces by a forced air ventilation system, and effectiveness of filtration on cleanliness of the air you are breathing is very often an unknown.  When faced with airborne health issues such as viral infections, are all systems the same?  What can we do for better design of future systems using these proven tools that have been available for decades?  What is the most cost-effective HVAC operational changes or system modifications to improve your existing indoor environments?PDHs. Approved by AIA$149+HVAC
10/12ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Fundamentals of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) for Air and Surface DisinfectionA comprehensive introduction to how ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) can be used in conjunction with HVAC systems to improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and reduce airborne disease transmission is the focus of the course. The course surveys the history and development of UVGI from its beginnings in the 19th century to the present, describes the fundamentals of the germicidal action of UVGI and characteristics of UVGI sources, common system types and their applications, the economics of UVGI, and practical considerations including material degradation, maintenance and safety. Case studies are used to illustrate typical applications.PDHs. Approved by AIA$224+HVAC
10/13ASHRAE
ashrae.org
The Commissioning Process and Stakeholder ManagementCommissioning providers and the other process stakeholders need a better understanding of the functions of other commissioning team members. That understanding along with a management process with checklists for application and records will produce a better commissioning process and overall, a better operating building.
The course begins with an explanation of the commissioning process and the needed teamwork. All team members must recognize the stakeholders and their various individual functions as well as understand the documentation requirements and management methodologies. The control and management of the commissioning process can utilize project commissioning management and controls checklists and tools in the ASHRAE Commissioning Stakeholders' Guide.
PDHs. Approved by AIA$74+Building operations and maintenance
10/14ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Smart Grid Systems, Applications and Integration with the Built EnvironmentThis course presents applications of technologies and design concepts that are leading the way to how buildings and their systems will interact with a smart electrical grid. It also covers the regulatory, public policy and market environment within which the electrical grid is managed and barriers to wider implementation of a smart grid. Also covered are an overview of key concepts from ASHRAE’s Smart Grid Application Guide. One focus is on demand response measures and programs and how smart buildings and their new system concepts can interact with the smart grid to implement demand response measures. Several case studies for how the facilities in the built environment can interact with a smart grid are discussed. Finally, the course summarizes some developing trends, technologies and other issues that are driving this evolution of the electrical grid across the globe.PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+Energy management
10/20ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Hospital HVAC - Infection Mitigation, Comfort, PerformanceThis course addresses the role of HVAC systems in helping to reduce Hospital Associated Infections (HAI), explaining airborne vs contact transmission. Through filtration, air patterns, air changes, dilution, temperature, humidity, UV, and pressurization the hospital HVAC can either help or hinder efforts to reduce HAI. This course describes the why and how of each of these processes from the perspective of particle physics. The instructor, an experienced healthcare engineering professional, provides unabashed analyses of the controversies regarding the science behind the requirements in ASHRAE Std-170, such as: how many air changes, what level filtration, etc. The course covers production and fate of airborne microorganisms and how people can get infected. HVAC design of airborne infectious isolation rooms, protective isolation rooms, operating rooms, emergency departments, sterile processing departments, and infection control risk assessment are all covered, making the course essential training for anyone designing healthcare facilities.PDHs. Approved by AIA$224+HVAC
10/22ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Humidity Control II: Real-World Problems and SolutionsFor those who need to learn beyond the basics of humidity control, this course provides the next step. Based on ASHRAE’s best-selling Humidity Control Design Guide for Commercial and Institutional Buildings, the course includes an in-depth discussion of moisture load calculations and how humidity control can be added to HVAC designs for seven different types of commercial buildings. The course also covers the effects of different humidity levels on thermal comfort, corrosion, mold growth, and airborne microorganisms—information that helps the owner and designer define the optimal humidity control level for each application. This course puts the attendee on the fast track to understanding the effects of successful humidity control.PDHs. Approved by AIA$224+HVAC
11/09ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Guideline 36: Best in Class HVAC Control SequenceASHRAE Guideline 36, High-Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems, was created to develop and maintain best-in-class standardized HVAC control sequences. This guideline is all about the concept of “less is more.” It allows engineers to reduce engineering time by adapting standard sequences already proven to perform. It minimizes programming and commissioning time for contractors. ASHRAE Guideline 36 reduces energy consumption, cost, and system downtime with more resilient systems, control sequence compliance, and diagnostic software. The guideline also promotes communication between specifiers, contractors, and operators by creating a language of common terms.
This course introduces the current version of ASHRAE Guideline 36, which focuses on variable-air-volume (VAV) systems. The discussion will include the research underlying the current sequences and ongoing and planned future research intended to develop additional advanced sequences for other HVAC system types. In this course, attendees will learn about the ASHRAE Guideline 36 sequences and how they improve energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality. Attendees will also learn how to specify sequences for this guideline.
PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+HVAC
11/17ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Advanced Designs for Net Zero BuildingsThis advanced course is for professional engineers and architects who want to expand their practice to include the design, construction, and operation of zero energy (net zero) buildings. The first principle of zero energy design is to make the building as energy efficient as possible. On-site renewable energy systems will then be added to achieve these efficiency goals. If adequate on-site zero energy is not feasible, then options for off-site renewable energy should be explored. The test for zero energy is at the energy meter, so proper commissioning and operator training are critical to success. The zero energy principles outlined above will be presented with case studies and examples showing how other design professionals have met the zero energy goal.PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+Energy management
12/03ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Laboratory Exhaust Stacks: Safe and Energy-Efficient DesignThis course is designed to educate Engineers, Industrial Hygienists, facility owners, and Researchers on the proper methods to design and evaluate laboratory exhaust systems to avoid adverse re-entrainment of the exhaust into nearby air intakes. Improperly designed exhaust systems (even those that meet prescriptive code requirements) can cause chemical and biological contaminant exposure levels to be higher at nearby air intake locations than they are in the actual laboratory; potentially creating unsafe conditions throughout the entire building and neighboring buildings.
As part of this course, the attendees will learn basic guidelines on how to properly locate, size, and operate laboratory exhaust systems to minimize the potential for adverse re-entrainment of the exhaust. Implementing these guidelines is critical for maintaining adequate air quality within the laboratory, avoiding both short term health hazards, as well as improving the long-term health and welfare of all of the building occupants.
This course will also provide information on how the energy consumption of these systems can be greatly reduced by applying smart technology to the control systems. The energy savings are often on the order of $0.50/cfm per year. These are funds that may then be available to expand the research opportunities, potentially allowing us to avoid or minimize the impact of future pandemics.
PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+HVAC
12/08ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Successfully Managing the Risk of Legionellosis Using Standard 188-2018Legionellosis is a health and safety concern for facility owners and operators and those who manage and oversee building water systems and devices. ASHRAE Standard 188-2018 establishes the minimum legionellosis risk management requirements for the design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and service of premise plumbing, centralized building water systems and components. This course describes the environmental conditions that promote the growth of Legionella in building water systems and the locations where Legionella control measures can be applied. A comprehensive management strategy for the prevention of legionellosis is also discussed in addition to a thorough introductory background on Legionella bacteria and legionellosis. The course focuses on the compliance with ASHRAE Standard 188-2018 to provide a safer and healthier building environment.PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+Building operations and maintenance
12/15ASHRAE
ashrae.org
Avoiding IAQ ProblemsBased on ASHRAE’s Indoor Air Quality Guide: Best Practices for Design, Construction, and Commissioning, this course provides a systematic overview of the key objectives that must be met to achieve good indoor air quality. A review of the most common causes of IAQ problems in buildings, as well as the process management strategies that owners and design teams can use during design, construction, and turnover to help avoid IAQ problems are discussed. The course discusses the state-of-the-art strategies to prevent IAQ problems related to moisture and mold in building assemblies, outdoor contaminants, moisture and dirt in air handling systems, material emissions, outdoor air monitoring and control, and more. Case studies and examples are provided to help make the IAQ Guide easy to use on your next project.PDHs. Approved by AIA and GBCI$224+HVAC
08/29 or 10/19Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
aesp.org
Basic Statistics you WILL use!LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Understand basis statistical analysis for evaluation of DSM programs
Identify best methods for analyzing different types of data
Know the difference between mean, media, and mode and brag about it
Understand how variation in data matters
Define various ways to test particular program outcomes
CEUs$299+Energy consulting and modelling
10/05 or 10/26Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
aesp.org
Dealing with Uncertainty in EM&VLEARNING OUTCOMES:

Define statistical uncertainty and its importance to evaluation of DSM programs
Identify industry best practices for calculating confidence and precision
Articulate sources of error for data analysis
Understand use of uncertainty and interpretation of final results
CEUs$199+Energy consulting and modelling
10/12 or 11/02Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP)
aesp.org
Attribution and NTGLEARNING OUTCOMES:

Describe why attribution is important to DSM programs
Define and articulate how free ridership, spillover, market effects, and NTG impacts DSM programs
Understand the various methods used to estimate NTG
CEUs$199+Energy consulting and modelling, sales oriented
09/30Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
330: Calculating the Cost/Comfort EquationThis webinar will look at the detail cost breakdowns of several completed Passive houses (Part 9) as well as their long-term running costs. The class will also look as some of the less tangible measures such as air quality and health outcomes of those living in passive homes.

Learning Outcomes:

Have an understanding of which parts of a passive home cost more and which cost less
Have an understanding of some of the health benefits of high performance buildings
Be able to articulate the above to others
BC Housing (HPO), AIBC Core LUs
ALBNL Learning Hours, AANB Learning Hours, NSAA Learning Hours
$200+Sales oriented
09/22Built Green Canada
builtgreencanada.ca
Energy & Envelope, Part IIThis webinar will look at construction methods and types of products that contribute to an improved building envelope, appliances, and lighting and automation. As part of our webinar, we will review benefits and provide practical, affordable suggestions to build better and to earn points towards BUILT GREEN® home certification.



This content is applicable to industry, whether you’re a builder or not—all are welcomed to attend, as together we collectively work toward a more sustainable, healthier future.
CPD Points$0Building codes/standards, Built Green
TBDPassive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
150B Passive House Construction Training Course for TradesIt is essential that those working on Passive House buildings can properly install components, accurately implement design details, and also assess the impact that changes from planned work will have on the performance of the building. Mistakes during construction can be costly, especially in high performance buildings where certification is being pursued. This course teaches practical Passive House building techniques and prepares participants for the Certified Passive House Tradesperson exam. It is delivered as the hands-on portion of the course incorporating actual building of Passive House details relevant to the Canadian construction industry.BC Housing (HPO), AIBC Core LUs
ALBNL Learning Hours, AANB Learning Hours, NSAA Learning Hours
TBDBuilding codes and standards, Passive House
10/07 - 11/04Passive House Canada
passivehouscanada.silkstart.com
150 Series: Passive House Construction Training Course for TradesThis three-part course teaches practical Passive House building techniques and theory about this high-performance building standard.

This course includes online lectures and hands-on workshop experience, incorporating actual building of Passive House elements relevant to the Canadian construction industry.

The following topics will be covered:
· Passive House criteria and principles
· Building ecology, comfort and economic efficiency
· Introduction to Passive House design tools (e.g. PHPP)
· Construction process and quality assurance
· Thermal insulation
· Thermal bridge-free construction
· Windows and airtightness
· Ventilation and heat supply
· Building envelope specialization
BC Housing (HPO), AIBC Core LUs
ALBNL Learning Hours, AANB Learning Hours, NSAA Learning Hours
$1575+Building codes and standards, Passive House
09/2020B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT)
bcit.ca
CESA 1505 - Zero Energy Buildings All-In-1This 48-hour course (equivalent to CESA 1001, CESA 1110, CESA 1120 and CESA 1140 combined) will provide a comprehensive study of Part 9 residential Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB's) to ensure that that builders, designers, consultants and tradespeople have the applied knowledge to build to the Upper Steps of the BC Energy Step Code, Net-Zero Energy or the Passive House standard. Students will learn from industry experts and develop an applied understanding of the BC Energy Step Code, building science in ZEBs, airtight design and construction, execution of high performance assembly details, and mechanical systems for residential ZEB's.CPD points$995Building codes and standards, Net Zero Energy
09/15-09/29B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT)
bcit.ca
CESA 1001 – Zero Energy Building FundamentalsThis course will help students develop their knowledge of building science to support and inform strategies to meet the requirements of the Upper Steps of the BC Energy Step Code including Net Zero Ready and the Passive House standard. The course will first introduce to the performance metrics of both the BC Energy Step Code, Net Zero Ready (using NRCan's EnerGuide Rating System) and the Passive House standard. The course will compare the value and characteristics of these buildings, with a focus on residential buildings. Students will become familiar with the potential impacts of buildings operation on Greenhouse Gas emissions and Climate Change. With a firm understanding of the regulatory context, the bulk of course learning will focus on a reviewing the 6 principles of high performance buildings and fundamental principles of building science including heat transfer, vapour diffusion, air flow, and moisture management. The course will review properties of construction materials, including their appropriate application and combined performance as part of various higher performance assemblies or systems. Students will compare the performance of various materials and evaluate their performance in different applications. This course will provide a solid foundation for subsequent Zero Energy Building courses which take a deeper dive into the science, designs solutions, and construction techniques for airtightness, enclosures, mechanical systems, and ventilation. This course is offered online.CPD points$195Building codes and standards, Net Zero Energy
10/06-10/13B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT)
bcit.ca
CESA 1110 - Zero Energy Building Enclosures: AirtightnessThis course will develop knowledge of building airtightness to meet the requirements of the Upper Steps of the BC Energy Step Code including the Passive House standard. The course starts with a lecture to refresh understanding of air flow fundamentals as they relate to building enclosure assemblies and the BC Energy Step Code. In a full day students will apply this knowledge by constructing and evaluating various air barrier strategies based on sample projects. The strategies and details constructed aim to facilitate a critical comparison of the performance, constructability, and costs of different approaches to meet the airtightness (ACH) metrics of the BC Energy Step Code or the Passive House standard. Students will compare materials (membranes, insulation, tapes, fasteners, etc.) and their application in an air barrier system. Learning will cover various air barrier details (above and below grade walls, roofs, etc) and detailing solutions for interfaces, windows, and penetrations. Students will also observe a blower door test and practice locating and repairing leaks on interior and exterior air barrier systems.CPD points$350Building codes and standards, Net Zero Energy
10/20-10/27B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT)
bcit.ca
CESA 1120 - Zero Energy Buildings: Assembly DetailsThis course will develop knowledge of building enclosures to meet the requirements of the Upper Steps of the BC Energy Step Code including the Passive House standard. The course starts with a lecture to refresh understanding of building science as it relates to building enclosure solutions and the BC Energy Step Code. In a full day students will apply this knowledge by constructing and evaluating various wall assembly solutions based on sample projects. The strategies and details constructed aim to facilitate a critical comparison of the performance, constructability, and costs of different approaches to meet the thermal energy demand (TEDI) metrics of the BC Energy Step Code or the Passive House standard. Students will compare materials (membranes, insulation, tapes, flashing, fasteners, etc.) in the context of the building assemblies. Learning will cover various assembly details (above and below grade walls, roofs, etc) and detailing solutions for interfaces, windows, and penetrations.CPD points$350Building codes and standards, Net Zero Energy
11/10-11/17B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT)
bcit.ca
CESA 1140 - Zero Energy Building Mechanical SystemsThis course will assist builders, contractors, and designers to advance their understanding of the design, installation, and verification practices needed to realize performance of HVAC mechanical equipment and meet the requirements of the Upper Steps of the BC Energy Step Code including the Passive House standard. The focus of course is to develop understanding of applying best practices and the unintended consequences associated with poorly selected, designed, installed, and verified systems. Through case study work completed under the guidance of industry expert instructors, you will learn best practices in mechanical HVAC systems for Part 9 homes with ability to apply your learning on the job. Topics covered included: proper system selection to fit with design and performance expectations, business practices for builders and mechanical contractors to ensure design, tender specifications, installation, and verification practices meet best practices to ensure project performance and owner satisfaction. The course will introduce high performance ventilation, space heating, cooling, and domestic hot water principles and solutions to achieve the BC Energy Step Code requirements.CPD points$350Building codes and standards, Net Zero Energy
10/27-10/30Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors (CACEA)
hrai.ca
Residential Heat Loss & Heat Gain CalculationsThe HRAI instructor will gear this course specifically to Energy Advisors and discuss the differences and similarities between F280-12 heat loss/gain calculations and provide specific examples by comparing HOT2000 inputs and outputs with values derived using HRAI procedures.

Based on the CSA Standard F280-12, participants get a firsthand introduction of the basic principles of building science and heat loss/gain. Through various in-class exercises, participants will learn how to determine the thermal resistance (R value) of various building assemblies, such as walls and ceilings. Accurately, calculate room by room heat loss and gain while considering the influences of occupancy, exposure, ventilation, air leakage across the building envelope and more.
No$950+Energy management

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