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High Performance Building Design – Project Course XBEM 3054

Building Energy Model & Sim Course

Course details

This course represents the concluding project for the microcredential in Building Energy Modelling and Simulation. Learners will apply the knowledge of whole building energy modelling and simulation they acquired in the instructional courses. This project will be at the equivalent level of complexity as a real-world industry project. Mentoring and guidance will be provided by an industry expert faculty member with current, relevant industry project experience. This project course provides learners with experience comparable to industry experience in the field, starting with problem definition, methodology, energy modelling and simulation of design options, development of a proposed design, and justification of the recommendation. This will be summarized in an industry-style report. ​


  • 50% in XBEM 3052
  • Or departmental approval of equivalent experience



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Develop an energy and emissions concept for a new building design
  • Create and use an energy model including complex HVAC systems and controls to identify design options
  • Communicate design concepts to integrated design teams, owners, and general stakeholders​

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2022

Related Programs

High Performance Building Design – Project Course (XBEM 3054) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Building Energy Modelling and Simulation
    Microcredential Part-time
  2. Mechanical Systems
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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