Advanced Skills for Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings

Gain the skills to create net-zero energy buildings that are efficient, healthy, long-lasting and climate-friendly.

Program at a glance

Credential

Advanced Certificate

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Trades & Apprenticeship

Study options

Online

Blended delivery

Work experience

None

Open to International

No

Length

Varies

At a glance image

Photo of a clean energy, efficient building design

Roseanne Harvey

Camosun's Advanced Skills for Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings provide the skills for the high-performance building sector by providing short, relevant micro-credentials in clean energyefficient building design and high-performance building construction.

 

These micro-credentials prepare you to implement CleanBC’s forward-thinking housing initiatives including net-zero energy home construction.

Opportunities

As a graduate, these micro-credentials will provide the skills and knowledge to enable you to create residential buildings that meet building standards of the future. These micro-credentials will allow you to implement CleanBC and the BC Energy Step Code's 2032 goals – in 2021.

Delivery

These Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings micro-credentials are offered primarily by distance on weekday evenings, allowing you to continue to work while upgrading your skills. Hands-on experience opportunities will be available with specific micro-credentials.

Curriculum & courses

Micro-credentials

Clean Energy: includes four micro-credentials developed with the help of Solar Photovoltaic specialists and may be taken individually or grouped towards a specialization.

  • Photo Voltaic Design Specialization:
    • Micro-credential in Introduction to Clean Energy (18 hours over three weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Photovoltaics (30 hours over six weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Designing Photovoltaic Systems (24 hours over four weeks)
  • Photo Voltaic Installer Specialization:
    • Micro-credential in Introduction to Clean Energy (18 hours over three weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Photovoltaics (30 hours over six weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Voltaic Array Installation (24 hours over four weeks)

Efficient Buildings: includes six micro-credentials developed with experts familiar with national building codes, the provincial BC Energy Step Code and Passive House building standards, and may be taken individually or grouped towards a specialization.

  • Passive House Designer Specialization:
    • Micro-credential in Passive House Design and Construction (30 hours over six weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Understanding and Working with Passive House Planning Package (24 hours over four weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Passive House Design / Consultancy – examination preparation (12 hours over two weeks)
  • Passive House Tradesperson Specialization:
    • Micro-credential in Introduction to Passive House High Performance Buildings (nine hours over two weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Passive House Tradesperson - theory / practicum (12 + eight hours over four weeks)
    • Micro-credential in Passive House Tradesperson - examination preparation (four hours over one week)

Specializations can be completed concurrently.

Participants who complete the micro-credentials in any three of these four specializations will receive a Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings certificate from Camosun College.

Our Teaching Staff

Our instructors are industry leaders in clean energy, efficient building design.

Faculty/staff profile

 Ross Lyle

Ross Lyle

Chair, Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Ross is one of the original faculty members in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Camosun College, joining the department in the summer of 1985. ... Read more

Contact information

Clean Energy and Efficient Buildings

Contact us

250-370-4511

lyle@camosun.ca