Energy Advisor Foundation Exam Study Package (Canadian) PDF


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Advanced Level
4 Courses Self-Paced

If you know your way around the industry and have a background in building science, this PDF self guided study package is for you (if you are new to the industry we recommend Energy Advisor Foundation Exam Preparation instead)

Course Overview

The Foundation Exam Study Package consists of the study guides and practice/challenge exams. It covers the main competency categories for the Foundation Level:

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. Plans Reading

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.

4. High Performance Housing

High Performance Housing 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.

Note: Not recommended for those who have less than 5 years experience in the industry, or those with no building science background.

If you want to brush up on basic safety training, take this online course from the Alberta Construction Safety Association. You need to sign up, but it’s free.

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Important Details

  • This course is a PDF Self-Guided Study package

  • You get lifetime access to PDFs and 12 months access to practice exams

  • Review the study guides and then take the practice/challenge exams as many times as you want

  • 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

  • Download course outline

Are you an organisation buying multiple seats for this course?

2-5 Seats: Use code EAFSTUDY10 for 10% off

5+ Seats: Contact us for group options


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

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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