Course Description

This course introduces the principles of net zero and zero carbon practices, and their necessary performance metrics. We will explore the current regulatory bodies administering these classifications and prevailing methods to achieve these high-performance targets.

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Learner Outcomes

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

  • Relate net zero and zero carbon to high performance building
  • Explain net zero and zero carbon building assemblies and detailing
  • Explain typical and readily available mechanical systems in net zero and zero carbon homes
  • Explain renewable electricity solutions and their systems


Strongly recommended course CNST 014 - Introduction to High Performance Homes.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Net Zero and Zero Carbon Fundamentals
Lecture - Online Asynchronous
Feb 05, 2024 to Mar 03, 2024
Lecture - Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Feb 08, 2024 to Feb 29, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $399.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 12, 2023 to Feb 03, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 12, 2023 to Feb 03, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Feb 04, 2024 to Feb 14, 2024
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Strongly recommended course CNST 014.

Participants will complete 8 hours of online, independent study supplemented with 4 hours of live virtual learning sessions with the instructor and other students.

These virtual sessions will be delivered virtually using Zoom & Brightspace/D2L and are very interactive. Zoom sessions will be held on Thursdays between February  8th and February 29th 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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