As the economy and population continue to expand, the design, construction and operation community will face increasing challenges to meet the new demands for facilities that are accessible, secure, healthy, and productive while minimizing their impact on the environment. For the design, construction/renovation, operation, and decommissioning of a facility, there is an important relationship between the indoor and outdoor environments - the building connection.
This 360-hour certificate program gives students the skills and hands on experience to design and create building envelopes with a sustainable focus on the main functions of the design and construction of the building envelope, including solar and thermal control, moisture control, indoor air quality, acoustics, aesthetics, construction waste management and cost effectiveness. All phases of facility life cycle are examined, balancing environmental stewardship with mission and function of the facility.
This program is offered in a "blended" format which involves both on-campus classes at the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Penticton and off-campus online study:
- The Certificate is 360 hours of study.
- Most of the Program will be delivered via the internet through self-study and online learning.
- Two weeks are delivered on-campus in Penticton In classroom settings: The first on-campus week will be September 24-27 and the second February 25-28.
- This approach is designed to allow working students to participate in the program with a minimum of disruption in their lives.
The program starts September 17, 2012. Space is limited and an early application will provide the best opportunity to secure a seat.
The Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies & Renewable Energy Conservation
One of the "Greenest" buildings in the world, the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence is located on the Penticton Campus of Okanagan College, is the home for the Green Building Design and Construction Certificate Program, and is the location for the two "on-campus" weeks of the program.