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

Net-Zero & Passive House Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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. This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at www.bcit.ca/financial-aid/strongerbc-future-skills-grant. Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

2.0

Domestic fees

$521.04 - $531.24 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of XZEB 1120 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 90756

Duration

Tue Feb 27 - Tue Apr 09 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 90756
  • Domestic fees $521.04
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 27 - Apr 02 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$521.04

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. This is the second course required for the Essentials Net-Zero and Passive House Construction and Supervising Net-Zero and Passive House Construction microcredentials. Students should have successfully completed XZEB 1001 or equivalent prior to taking this course. This course has 7 online lectures scheduled for Tuesdays Feb 27-Apr 9, 2024 (6PM-9PM PST). Instructional sessions are delivered through a live interactive web-lecture. Additional independent learning is completed in the online course portal (BCIT Learning Hub).
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of XZEB 1120 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68217

Duration

Tue May 21 - Tue Jun 25 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 68217
  • Domestic fees $531.24
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 21 - Jun 25 Tue 13:00 - 16:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$531.24

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. (1) This is a 7 week course with live web lectures on Tuesdays (1PM-4PM). Live lectures are recorded for review, but attendance is strongly recommended. Additional independant learning is completed in the online course portal. (2) This is the second course required for the Essentials Net-Zero and Passive House Construction and Supervising Net-Zero and Passive House Construction microcredentials. Students will have successfully completed XZEB 1001 or equivalent prior to taking this course. (3) Tuition grants may be available for learners with projects in the City of Richmond or the City of New Westminster. For more information contact zeb@bcit.ca.
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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