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High Performance Residential Design and Construction
Southern Alberta Institute of Technologywww.sait.ca
Canada’s commitment to making homes and buildings more energy efficient will continue to grow in coming years to meet national net-zero energy and emissions goals. This has increased opportunities for the residential construction industry to meet current and emerging energy performance standards and building code requirements.
This program will introduce you to residential design and construction principles, methods and technologies for building high-performance homes. You will develop leading industry knowledge of building science principles, metrics for verifying performance, and prevailing rating and verification systems. You will also gain hands-on experience in detailing methods and best practices for constructing high-performance homes.
This program is ideal for professionals in the residential construction industry, including architects, designers, engineers, site managers and trades. It will build upon your existing knowledge of home design and construction to meet current provincial and national building code energy requirements.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Explain how building science principles apply to a high-performance home.
- Explain the benefits of a high-performance building.
- Integrate high performance building principles in the design and construction of residential projects.
- Communicate high performance principles to a technical and non-technical audience.
- Evaluate a building (during design or construction) for continuity of control layers.
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Certificate *
Length 1 Year(s)
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education Only
- Distance Learning
* Certificate of Completion
There are no requirements for admission. However, registration for all non-credit courses and certificate programs require a student account.
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- Make your payment to complete the registration
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**If you are working toward a certificate, you must apply from the certificate program page. Your student record will be updated making it easier to monitor your progress, check your graduation requirements or transfer credits in the future. At the time of certificate completion, we will automatically audit your courses to ensure all requirements have been met.
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Updated July 29, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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