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Airtightness and Low-TEDI Enclosures of Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Buildings XZEB 1120

Net-Zero & Passive House Course

Course details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

2.0

Cost

$505.44

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of XZEB 1120 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90756

Duration

Thu Mar 02 - Thu Apr 13 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 90756
  • $505.44
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 02 - Apr 13 Thu 13:00 - 16:00 Online
Mar 02 - Apr 13 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$505.44

Important information
  1. 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.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

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

  1. Essentials of Net-Zero and Passive House Construction
    Microcredential Part-time
  2. Supervising Net-Zero and Passive House Construction
    Microcredential Part-time

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