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Course Description

This course introduces high performance residential design and construction practices. We will examine principles and standards of high-performance homes, including related building science concepts and existing home construction codes. We will explore how high-performance homes differ from traditional code-minimum homes, the benefits of high-performance homes, and how to identify a high-performance home through verification methods.

Earn a Micro-Credential


Students who successfully complete this course with a final grade of B- (70%) or higher will earn a micro-credential and receive a Digital Badge to share on their resume, social media, or LinkedIn profile. Learn more.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Outline high-performance principles and standards.
  • Explain Canada’s current and future building performance goals.
  • Describe the key principles of high-performance design and construction.
  • Describe how high-performance homes are verified and measured.
  • Explain the benefits of designing and constructing a high-performance building.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to High Performance Homes
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Aug 22, 2022 to Sep 17, 2022
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Dates
Aug 25, 2022 to Sep 15, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $355.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 20, 2022 to Aug 18, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 20, 2022 to Aug 18, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Aug 19, 2022 to Aug 22, 2022
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule:

Participants will complete 8 hours of online, independent study supplemented with four hours of live virtual learning sessions with the instructor and other students. These virtual sessions are mandatory and will be delivered using Zoom & Brightspace/D2L and are very interactive. Zoom sessions will be held on Thursdays between August 25 and September 15, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience.

Section Title
Introduction to High Performance Homes
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 09, 2023 to Feb 04, 2023
Type
Online Synchronous
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Dates
Jan 12, 2023 to Feb 02, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $355.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 29, 2022 to Jan 05, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 29, 2022 to Jan 05, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 06, 2023 to Jan 09, 2023
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Schedule:

Participants will complete 8 hours of online, independent study supplemented with four hours of live virtual learning sessions with the instructor and other students. These virtual sessions are mandatory and will be delivered using Zoom & Brightspace/D2L and are very interactive. Zoom sessions will be held on Thursdays between January 9 and February 4, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience.

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