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High Performance Residential Design and Construction

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Office of the Registrar
1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate *
  • Length 1 Year(s)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning

* Certificate of Completion

Admission Requirements

There are no entrance requirements for this program. You can begin registering for courses anytime by clicking a course name or calling 1.403.284.7051. Successfully complete at least 1 of the courses, then declare your intention to complete this certificate by clicking on the Apply Now button on the program page. You will be notified of acceptance and given further direction regarding the completion of this Certificate.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 08, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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