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Introduction to Residential Mechanical Systems for Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Buildings XZEB 1140

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 focuses on an integrated approach to residential HVAC mechanical equipment to meet national and provincial zero energy (BC Energy Step Code) requirements and Passive House standards. The course will help learners understand the best practices from the design to verification of HVAC systems in residential projects. Through case studies and industry experts, learners will recognize the unintended consequences of poorly selected, designed, installed, and verified systems and practices for planning, coordinating, and verifying mechanical HVAC systems to ensure project performance and owner satisfaction. Key topics include Energy Step Code and Passive House requirements; HVAC mechanical system options, costs, and performance; and best practices from design, tender, installation, and verification. To succeed in this course, there is an expectation of a pre-requisite knowledge of the BC Energy Step Code, Passive House standards, and airtightness and low-TEDI assemblies. 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)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.0

Domestic fees

$265.62

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of XZEB 1140 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68221

Duration

Thu Jun 13 - Fri Jun 14 (2 days)

  • 2 days
  • CRN 68221
  • Domestic fees $265.62
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 13 - Jun 14 Thu, Fri 08:00 - 14:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$265.62

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 course is delivered over 1.5 days in the BCIT High Performance Building Lab from 8AM-4:30PM (with a 1/2 hour lunch break) and 8AM-1PM. Additional independant learning is completed in the online course portal. (2) This is a required course for the Essentials 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 how an Integrated Design Process can lead to achieving efficient mechanical systems performing as intended.
  • Demonstrate understanding of application of best practices during the design and tender stages of mechanical systems.
  • Learn and apply best practices for equipment selection and sizing of mechanical systems.
  • Explain the implications on equipment selection arising from working with Greenhouse Gas Intensity (GHGi) limits.
  • Explain the value of various high performance heating, ventilation and cooling strategies (passive and active) and interactions between systems in airtight buildings.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with use of standard High Performance Construction checklists in a construction environment.
  • Be aware of the importance of planning and coordination from design through to construction and testing to meet Net Zero Energy and Passive House standards.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Introduction to Residential Mechanical Systems for Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Buildings (XZEB 1140) 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

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