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Introduction to Zero Energy/Low-TEDI Buildings Design Process (Part 3 Buildings) CESA 0100

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Course

Course details

This interactive, online course will focus on detail options to mitigate thermal bridging and achieve an airtight envelope. The course will explore the following topics: Overview of the BC Energy Step Code for Part 3 Buildings; Thermal bridging review and examples; Design strategies to achieve zero energy ready buildings; Related considerations, including costing, constructability, and site quality control. The online course includes an asynchronous course space (BCIT Learning Hub) with preliminary and supplementary resources, and a discussion forum and synchronous online sessions including presentations, discussion, and breakout activities. This course is meant to simulate the design and construction process of real life projects where the design team must deal with the owner's requirements, building code requirements, budgets, supplier constraints, construction management, and commissioning activities.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain what is the BC Energy Step Code and performance metrics for Part 3 Buildings
  • Explain how thermal bridging through the building envelope and air-tightness affect energy use.
  • Describe the process for reviewing detail design options at critical design stages and be aware of several available resources (e.g. BETB Guide, Low TEDI guide, Building Pathfinder,
  • Compare solution details for specific construction considerations (e.g., mitigating thermal bridging, cost, constructability, etc.)

Effective as of Fall 2020


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