This course covers airtightness and low-TEDI enclosure construction for zero energy/emissions or Passive House buildings. The course will help learners develop their knowledge of airtightness and low thermal demand (low-TEDI) building enclosures with study of wood-frame construction. Students will develop a firm understanding of assembly details, material selection and compatibility, construction approaches, sequencing and coordination, for zero energy/emissions or Passive House buildings. Key topics include the airtightness, high R-value enclosure details, thermal bridging, assembly interfaces, windows, mechanical and electrical penetration, and embodied carbon of materials. This course is offered online with live virtual lectures and self-paced learning in the BCIT Learning Hub.
- 60% in XZEB 1001
Below is one offering of XZEB 1120 for the Winter 2023 term.
Thu Mar 02 - Thu Apr 13 (7 weeks)
- 7 weeks
- CRN 90756
Class meeting times
|Mar 02 - Apr 13||Thu||13:00 - 16:00||Online|
|Mar 02 - Apr 13||N/A||N/A||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
This is a 7 week course with online lectures on Thursdays (1PM-4PM) from Mar 2 to Apr13, 2023. Instructional sessions are delivered through a live interactive web-lecture through online course portal (BCIT Learning Hub) by industry subject matter expert instructors. Additional independent learning is completed in the online course portal.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the fundamentals of building science (heat, air, and moisture transmission) in the context of various near Zero Energy Building assemblies.
- Describe the requirements and best practices for airtightness planning, coordination, and documentation from design through to construction and testing.
- Compare air barrier material properties (rigid boards, membranes, tapes, components, etc.) in their application as an air barrier system.
- Compare assembly material properties (insulation, structural elements, fasteners, etc.) in their application as part of a thermal barrier.
- Describe the installation details for various above and below-grade air barrier solutions to achieve the airtightness (ACH) metrics of the BC Energy Step Code and the Passive House standard.
- Describe the installation details for various above and below-grade highly-insulated and thermal bridge-free assembly solutions to achieve the metrics of the BC Energy Step Code and the Passive House standard.
- Compare the design, performance, constructability, and durability of several different air barrier and low-TEDI approaches.
- Explain the requirements for airtightness planning, preparation, and execution of airtightness testing for Part 9 and Part 3 buildings .
Effective as of Winter 2022
Airtightness and Low-TEDI Enclosures of Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Buildings (XZEB 1120) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Essentials of Net-Zero and Passive House Construction
- Supervising Net-Zero and Passive House Construction
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