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CESA 5500 - Codes and Standards

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

This course presents an overview of various energy policies, laws, codes, standards, and building rating systems for existing buildings including the Model National Energy Code of Canada, ASHRAE Standards 90.1, BC Energy Code, Vancouver Energy Bylaw and LEEDTM Building Rating Systems. The course also introduces energy requirements, targets, and performance measures currently mandated or suggested as best practices, as well as upcoming further reduction requirements.


CESA 5300



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify various energy codes and efficiency standards applicable to energy operations in BC.
  • Comply with various energy conservation and reduction codes, standards and laws.
  • Outline the application of green building rating systems for existing buildings as an energy management strategy and energy performance measure.
  • Summarize BC provincial legislation concerning energy reduction and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Outline the potential and shortcomings of existing and emerging building bylaws, and codes and standards with respect to achieving the intended short and long term objectives of energy management.

Effective as of Fall 2012

Related Programs

CESA 5500 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Controls & Energy Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Sustainable Energy Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate


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