This course provides an introduction to the role that buildings play in community energy planning and how buildings are categorized and rated for energy efficiency in Canada. Students will be able to identify the regulatory, policy and program approaches to reducing energy use and encouraging renewable energy in new buildings. Students will be able to explain the different regulatory, policy and program approaches required to address energy use and renewable energy in existing buildings.
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Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Differentiate between Part 3 and Part 9 buildings under Canada’s building regulatory system.
Outline how codes and standards, policies and program each have a different role to play in improving energy performance.
Interpret how codes and standards, policies and programs differ when they are applied to new and existing buildings.
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
Effective as of Winter 2017
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