XZEB 1140

Introduction to Residential Mechanical Systems for Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Buildings

Course Details

Institution:British Columbia Institute of Technology

Length of the program:6-hrs

This course focuses on an integrated approach to residential HVAC mechanical equipment to meet national and provincial zero energy (BC Energy Step Code) requirements and Passive House standards. The course will help learners understand the best practices from the design to verification of HVAC systems in residential projects. Through case studies and industry experts, learners will recognize the unintended consequences of poorly selected, designed, installed, and verified systems and practices for planning, coordinating, and verifying mechanical HVAC systems to ensure project performance and owner satisfaction. Key topics include Energy Step Code and Passive House requirements; HVAC mechanical system options, costs, and performance; and best practices from design, tender, installation, and verification. To succeed in this course, there is an expectation of a pre-requisite knowledge of the BC Energy Step Code, Passive House standards, and airtightness and low-TEDI assemblies.

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.