To gain experience or to receive training in Net-Zero building techniques and technologies, please find below a first list of resources.
1. BCIT: They have a Building Science Graduate Program.
You will need to already have an undergraduate degree.
2. BCIT: For those without an undergraduate degree, we suggest the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment:
There are multiple streams that may be of interest, such as:
- Building Controls and Energy Management
- Renewable Energy Electrical Systems Installation and Maintenance
- Residential Energy Efficiency
- Residential Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Energy Management
- Zero Energy/Zero Emission Buildings
3. The Association of Energy Engineers has programs involving Energy Management, Measurement and Verification, Building Operations, and so on.
This is a US-based organization, but they offer training and certificate programs on a wide range of associated topics:
4. UBC has a number of Centres that can be of use here:
5. Canada Green Building Council: Offers LEED training, and can apply to existing buildings, as well as new construction.
6. SFU Has a Mechatronics System Engineering program:
7. UVic's Department of Civil Engineering prides itself as the "greenest civil engineering department" in the world:
8. UNBC Civil Engineering department focuses on northern climate design for sustainable development:
For BC Building Code Users, please read about new resources to support the BC Energy Step Code.