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Site Supervision of Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Construction XZEB 1171

Net-Zero & Passive House Part-time Studies Course

Course details

The course will help learners develop their knowledge of how to manage new construction, coordinate construction for larger and more complex buildings. Focus will be on developing understanding from a construction perspective of design details, new responsibilities and skills needed, understanding of impact of onsite decisions on final compliance and performance under the Passive House standard or the Upper Steps of the BC Energy Step Code for Part 3 and Part 9 buildings. Students will become familiar with tools and construction checklists to systematically manage relevant issues for zero energy/emissions or Passive House buildings. Key topics include the airtightness, enclosure details, thermal bridging, mechanical services, construction management, quality assurance construction checklists, and compliance documentation. The course will provide a strong foundation for subsequent XZEB 1172 Site Supervision Applied Project for Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Construction. This course is offered online with live virtual lectures and self-paced learning in the BCIT Learning Hub.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of XZEB 1171 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90757


Wed Jan 11 - Wed Feb 08 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 90757
  • $379.08
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Feb 08 Wed 13:00 - 16:00 Online
Jan 11 - Feb 08 N/A N/A Online


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. This is a 5 week course with online lectures on Wednesdays (1PM-4PM) from Jan 11 to Feb 8, 2023. Instructional sessions are delivered through a live interactive web-lecture through online course portal (BCIT Learning Hub) by industry subject matter expert instructors. Additional independent learning is completed in the online course portal.

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Be aware of the responsibilities and skills needed for construction management of zero energy/emissions or Passive House building construction sites
  • Provide feedback to project team on air barrier system design details to ensure constructability
  • Explain the impact of various construction decisions on project performance and compliance
  • Be aware of approaches to plan, schedule, and coordinate work on construction sites to ensure quality constructing and performance verification of air barrier, insulation, and thermal bridging, and mechanical sytems
  • Explain the best practices for managing construction quality for airtightness and enclosure thermal performance (from design to construction and testing)
  • Explain how construction checklists can be used to manage quality assurance for various aspects of a project
  • Describe best practice approaches for onsite training and engagement with trades and workers who will impact project performance and compliance
  • Explain construction documentation needed for compliance
  • Explain requirements to prepare for and support airtightness testing activities

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Site Supervision of Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Construction (XZEB 1171) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Supervising Net-Zero and Passive House Construction
    Microcredential Part-time


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