The Essentials Net-Zero and Passive House Construction microcredential is for individuals who want to gain the skills and knowledge to construct high-performance buildings to meet the BC Energy Step Code, Net-Zero Energy, and Passive House standards.
Every industry practitioner will beneﬁt from an applied understanding of the unique requirements of Net-Zero and Passive House design and construction. The microcredential contains the essentials needed for understanding building enclosures, electrical and mechanical systems, and processes and considerations for these new codes and standards.
The microcredential consists of four courses using practical examples of wood-framed construction from seasoned industry leaders. Upon completion, you will have:
- Confidence to ensure project compliance with performance requirements and compliance process of the BC Energy Step Code and Net-Zero and Passive House standards.
- The skills to critically assess design details and adopt construction best practices to achieve airtight and thermally-efficient Net-Zero and Passive House performance levels.
- Ability to compare design options and construction requirements for mechanical and electrical systems in Net-Zero and Passive House buildings.
- Knowledge of new planning, decision-making, and construction practices to achieve Net-Zero and Passive House buildings.
Project Leader, ZEB Learning Centre
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