Course Description

This course explores in-depth design considerations when integrating high performance principles into new or existing designs. Alternate assemblies, materials, mechanical systems, and penetration details will also be discussed.

Earn a SAIT micro-credential

This course qualifies for the SAITMicro badge. Students who successfully complete this course with a final grade of B- (70%) or higher will earn a micro-credential and receive a shareable digital badge. Learn more.


Learner Outcomes

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

  • Explain the advantages of holistic and integrated design
  • Explain how building form factor impacts performance
  • Outline the components of high-performance envelope systems and their functions
  • Explore zero lot line considerations for high performance homes


  • CNST 014 - Introduction to High Performance Homes
  • CNST 015 - Net Zero and Zero Carbon Fundamentals

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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