Our Spring 2021 calendar will be released soon!
All our courses are currently delivered online (because of COVID-19) with a primary delivery live from the BCIT High Performance Building lab. Now you can have the best of two worlds; you can learn from the comfort of your home and get a practical learning experience as if you were in the lab with our industry experts / instructors. We only use PowerPoint when absolutely needed! And it’s not pre-recorded, so you get to ask as many live questions as you need!
Thank you to our partners for making it possible to move our courses online.
This Spring, we will have 2 fully online ZEB courses tailored to busy construction professionals. The courses allow you to enhance your toolbox with the knowledge and skills to build to the BC Energy Step Code and the Passive House standard. They focus on providing you with hands-on demonstrations and construction problem-solving. This ensures you learn using construction mockups and real project examples. Our courses are delivered by a diverse team of industry expert instructors.
OPTION #1: CESA 1505 Zero Energy Buildings – All-in-one
Dates to be announced soon…
This course will provide a comprehensive study of Part 9 residential Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB’s) to ensure that that builders, designers, consultants and tradespeople have the applied knowledge to build to the Upper Steps of the BC Energy Step Code, Net-Zero Energy or the Passive House standard. Get more information and register here.
OPTION #2: CESA 1501 Passive House Tradesperson
Dates to be announced soon…
This course will provide a comprehensive study of residential Passive House construction to ensure that that builders, site supervisors, general contractors, tradespeople, and designers or consultants have the applied knowledge to build to the Passive House standard. Get more information and register here.
In cooperation with BCIT’s School of Construction and the Environment, the City of Vancouver is giving skilled builders and tradespersons in their communities the opportunity to take this course on Passive House construction at a reduced cost.
Options #1 and #2, what’s the difference:
Compared to CESA 1505, CESA 1501 focuses exclusively on the Passive House metrics, compliance requirements, and details, but the courses are similar in their treatment of airtightness and assembly details.
Do you have questions for us? Join us for a a live (online) info session March 2nd, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST. Click here for more information and to register.
Have 80 to 100% of tuition cost covered by a WorkBC grant
Students taking our hands-on courses (Passive House and BC Energy Step Code) are successfully securing grants to cover up to 100% of tuition costs! Click here for more information.
Tips on how to register
Pay by bank transfer, or have your company invoiced. Find out more.
Private workshop options
We have developed a suite of workshops that introduce advanced construction practices for the BC Energy Step Code and Passive House Standard. Click here to learn more.
Who should take our courses and workshops?
We have designed our courses to help different construction practitioners with understanding the building science and construction details and practices associated with the BC Energy Step Code and the Passive House standard. This should be of interest to you if you are:
- A builder
- A sub-trade
- An energy advisor
- A building official
- A designer
- And more
We are fully online, but the courses are “almost face-to-face”. These are NOT 100% PowerPoint based online courses…
Spring 2020 course offering – Satisfaction survey results are out!
Here is a summary of what our last cohort of students told us about the courses (feedback from CESA 1505, formerly labelled CESA 1005):
- 95% students satisfied with course overall
- 90% satisfaction with knowledge gained
- 100% satisfaction with mock-ups and teaching props used during the course
- 100% satisfaction with job aids provided with the course package
- 95% satisfaction with lectures, recaps, and online content
“I have learnt an incredible amount over the past 10 weeks. You have taken a fledgling high performance enthusiast and given them both wings and more importantly the confidence to fly! The team you assembled were brilliant, each in their own way they conveyed what was important to them and why. Thank you!”
“Really enjoyed the course, well done. Super helpful for me as I plan my step 5 build. If not for being on line I would never have been able to participate.”
“This was a really great course, thanks to everyone who put so much time into the innovative delivery!”
“It was nice to have a variety of lecturers with different perspectives.”
“All BCIT contributors to this course have done an outstanding job! The hard work and effort that is needed to create the material & organization was evident in each section. Thank-you for sharing your knowledge!”