Energy Advisor Foundation Exam Preparation – CHBA-BC


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Basic Level

5 Courses

50–70 Hours

This study package of 5 courses is designed to prepare you for the Foundation Exam. If you have less than 5 years experience in the industry or no building science background this course is for you!

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Course Overview


  • Study Guides
  • Animations and videos
  • Voice over
  • Interactive exercises
  • Quizzes
  • Assessments

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1. Construction Technology

Explore building science and its importance to constructing effective building envelopes and building durable homes.

2. Construction Math

Math is the language of construction. It's important for accuracy, efficiency and safety to make sure the work is done correctly. The aim of this course is to help the learner develop an understanding of how arithmetic, algebra, geometry and conversions relate to construction.

3. Construction Safety
(Alberta Construction Safety Association: CSTS-2020 Fundamentals)

4. Plans Reading

Reading House Plans and Construction Drawings is for builders, experienced tradespersons, site managers, estimators, project managers, foremen and other construction industry personnel. This course is a comprehensive overview of construction drawings, ideal for those with little or no experience. By the end, you will be able to use house plans to find trade information and perform simple material take offs. Course topics also include an overview of the design process, architectural and engineering scales, floor plans and elevations.

5. High Performance Homes

High Performance Homes builds on Construction Technology and introduces concepts and techniques of energy efficiency in retrofit and new construction projects. Occupant behaviour baseloads impact the overall energy use in a house and affect the sizing of renewable energy systems.

Notes: Plans Reading and High Performance Housing are made of selected relevant, quality videos and other resources that cover the subject matter. Interactivity and animations will be released in future updates.

Important Details

  • This course takes about 50-70 hours (including reviews, quizzes, etc.)

  • Like all BHE courses, you have access for 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 detail on a phone!

  • Sales within Canada are subject to GST/HST

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Course 1: Construction Technology

  1. Introduction to Construction Technology
  2. Building Components
  3. Moisture Management
  4. House as a System
  5. Indoor Air Quality
  6. Healthy Housing
  7. Fundamentals of Air Sealing
  8. Strategies for Air Sealing
  9. Fundamentals of Insulation
  10. Strategies for Insulation
  11. Fundamentals of Windows and Doors
  12. Fundamentals of Energy
  13. Mechanical Systems Overview
  14. Ventilation Requirements

Course 2: Construction Math 1 & 2

  1. Introduction
  2. Simple Geometry
  3. Complex Geometry
  4. Conversions

Course 3: Reading House Plans

  1. Overview
  2. Floor Plans
  3. Elevations, Sections & Details

Course 4: High Performance Housing

  1. Strategies and Approaches to High Performance Houses
  2. New Construction
  3. Retrofit/Renovation
  4. Domestic Hot Water

Course 5: Construction Safety Training System

Certification Steps

Step 1: Pass the Foundation Exam

Step 2: Pass the EA (House) Exam

Step 3: Be affiliated with a service organisation


Disclaimer, Waiver & Indemnification

This Energy Advisor Foundation Exam Preparation package is not a program of study. It is simply one of the training and development activities you may engage in to pass any exams to become an Energy Advisor.

Blue House Energy (BHE) does not make any representations or warranties, or provide any guarantees, regarding your likelihood of passing any exams as an Energy Advisor following your completion of the Energy Advisor Foundation Exam Preparation package.

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