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Introduction to Regenerative Building XRGN 4525

Regenerative Building 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

Regenerative building is an approach that goes beyond sustainability by actively restoring and revitalizing ecosystems and communities. It aims to create built environments that not only minimize harm to the environment but also have a positive impact on ecological systems and human well-being. Regenerative principles draw inspiration from nature, recognizing the interconnectedness of all living systems and seeking to mimic nature's regenerative processes. It involves designing in harmony with the natural environment, fostering collaboration and holistic thinking.​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of XRGN 4525 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 91885


Thu Jan 11 - Thu Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 91885
  • Domestic fees $652.56
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 28 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Brenda Martens

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Students must have prior experience with construction terminology and reading building drawings. Please contact Alyxces Igot ( for more information and on how to register. .

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design buildings that use little to no external energy sources using the principles of passive design that use natural elements like sunlight and shade.
  • Identify mechanical building technology that contributes to regenerative design.
  • Describe strategies that contribute to buildings using substantially less water to operate and being capable of treating water to potable standards.
  • Recognize and address damage to the natural environment that occurs due to construction activity and human occupancy.
  • Choose building materials with minimal to no carbon and health impacts.
  • Explain how the building is a system, within the larger systems of the community and environment.

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Introduction to Regenerative Building (XRGN 4525) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Principles of Regenerative Building
    Microcredential Part-time


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