Built Green Net Zero Energy for New Construction (CANADIAN)


Course Overview

Built Green Net Zero Energy for New Construction is a partner project between Built Green Canada and Blue House Energy. This course introduces concepts and techniques for developing high performance and net zero energy new construction projects. In addition to advanced envelope and mechanical system content, the course includes discussion on how occupant behaviour impacts the overall energy use in a house, and affects the sizing of renewable energy systems.

The course has seven modules. Each module has a quiz at the end. You need at least a 70% grade in the quiz at the end of each module to proceed to the next (there is no limit on quiz attempts).

Once you pass the last module you take the final test, which you may only take once.

A grade of at least 70% earns you a Blue House Energy Certificate of Achievement.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the characteristics of net zero energy and high performance new construction
  • Provide examples of envelope assemblies and systems that are suitable for net zero energy and high performance housing
  • List advanced mechanical systems suitable for net zero energy construction
  • Explain the impact of occupant behaviour on energy use and reaching net zero energy targets
  • Discuss, at a high level, the properties and features of residential renewable energy systems

  • Course Details 

    • Net Zero Energy Housing is a continuing education course for members of Built Green Canada (BGC). Contact the BGC office (info@builtgreencanada.ca or 1-855-485-0920) for your discount code
    • Net Zero Energy Housing has seven (7) modules and takes about 20 hours to complete (including reviews, quizzes, etc.)
    • Like all BHE courses, you have access for a full 12 months
    The course is best viewed on a laptop or desktop. It works on tablets, but it’s really hard to see all the details on a phone!