Green Building and Sustainable Design

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestEmailPrint Our green building design and construction program equips students with essential skills for pursuing a career in the fields of green building design, planning, construction and maintenance. Program curriculum will cover a contemporary range of building design strategies and technologies, with an emphasis on those that reduce environmental impacts and make local buildings healthier and more livable.

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British Columbia


Brighton College

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Program Duration

35 Weeks

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StudentAid BC, Line Of Credit, Grants

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

Use AutoCAD to create architectural building plans
Apply BC building codes and city zoning bylaws for building design projects
Describe contemporary and emerging high performance building codes and standards
Use Revit to create 3D building information models
Adhere to building inspection guidelines
Design and analyze a building?s envelope and energy performance
Explain the application of building science to construct high performance buildings
Define and describe the technical and economic principles behind Passive Houses
Select sustainable materials appropriate for a specific project
Identify appropriate and efficient heating, cooling, and air quality control systems for a building, including HRV, passive, and insulation systems
Use HOT2000 to simulate energy loss and efficiency in low-rise residential buildings
Analyze and audit a building?s energy performance
Apply the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design? (LEED) rating system to a building project to assess sustainability, and properly document the assessment
Challenge the EnerGuide Rating System v.15 Foundation Level Exam and Energy Advisor Exam
Challenge the LEED Green Associate Examination

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