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Codes and Standards CESA 5500

Centre for Energy Systems Applications 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 presents an overview of various energy policies, laws, codes, standards, and building rating systems for existing buildings including the Model National Energy Code of Canada, ASHRAE Standards 90.1, BC Energy Code, Vancouver Energy Bylaw and LEEDTM Building Rating Systems. The course also introduces energy requirements, targets, and performance measures currently mandated or suggested as best practices, as well as upcoming further reduction requirements. This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify various energy codes and efficiency standards applicable to energy operations in BC.
  • Comply with various energy conservation and reduction codes, standards and laws.
  • Outline the application of green building rating systems for existing buildings as an energy management strategy and energy performance measure.
  • Summarize BC provincial legislation concerning energy reduction and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Outline the potential and shortcomings of existing and emerging building bylaws, and codes and standards with respect to achieving the intended short and long term objectives of energy management.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

Codes and Standards (CESA 5500) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Controls & Energy Management
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Sustainable Energy Management
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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