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TELC 0190 - BC Energy Codes - Design, Construction and Compliance Requirements

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

The course will cover the electrical requirements of current ASHRAE 90.1, National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB), and energy codes adopted in BC. Design & Construction concepts will be composed of, but not limited to receptacle control, lighting power density calculations, switching (automatic shutoff, etc.), space lighting control (dimming, etc.), daylight harvesting and other specialized requirements such as parking garage. In addition, the various energy compliance documents, submission procedures and commissioning documentation required by the City of Vancouver and other Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) will be covered. A Statement of Completion certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course with a minimum passing grade.



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Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Gain familiarity with the energy compliance documentation and submission procedure prescribed by City of Vancouver and other AHJ.
  • Gain familiarity with Part 11 of the VBBL which governs energy compliance for tenant improvements / alterations.
  • Identify spaces requiring receptacle control, and develop solutions for compliance.
  • Perform lighting power density calculations and recognize when such calculations are required.
  • Identify spaces where the various switching requirements prescribed by the energy codes apply, and develop solutions for compliance. Such requirements will be composed of manual-on, automatic-off, etc. for luminaires.
  • Identify spaces where additional space control requirements prescribed by the energy codes apply, and develop solutions for compliance. Such requirements will be composed of providing control steps (dimming) and individualized switching for luminaires.
  • Identify spaces requiring daylight harvesting and develop solutions for compliance.
  • Gain familiarity with the lighting controls commissioning process prescribed in the energy codes.

Effective as of Fall 2016


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