Core Concepts of Zero Carbon Building Education Bundle

DURATION: 6.75 hours
This education bundle includes the following courses:

Embodied Carbon: An Introduction: This course will describe and identify the importance of embodied carbon and its link to the more commonly used term of "life-cycle assessment" (LCA). Reduction strategies will be explored, as well as different LCA software tools that can be used in calculating embodied carbon. The course will go a step further by considering how renovations of existing buildings can be addressed.

This course is delivered by Mark Lucuik of Morrison Hershfield. Course duration: 0.75 hours.
1 GBCI general education hour.

Why do EUI and Peak Demand Matter for Zero Carbon Buildings?: This course will consider sources of energy consumption in a building, and strategies that can help reduce energy use and peak demand. The course instructor will explore how to accurately model energy use, while also considering emerging trends in impact-conscious design.

A case study of the Ontario Architects Association Headquarters has been woven into the course to demonstrate the real-world application of various reduction strategies.

This course is delivered by Antoni Paleshi of WSP in Canada. Course duration: 2 hours.

Introduction to Thermal Energy Demand Intensity: This course will explore what thermal energy demand intensity (TEDI) is, the importance of it in relation to operations and cost savings, as well as the key drivers that impact it. The course will also touch on the relationships between TEDI, embodied carbon, and resilience.

This course is delivered by Kristen Yee Loong of RDH Science Inc. Course duration: 1 hour.

1 GBCI general education hour.

Renewable Energy and Zero Carbon Buildings: This course will explore some of the basics associated with energy efficient building design, before identifying available renewable energy sources and energy conversion technologies. Consideration will be given to different building typologies, as well as how renewable energy sources can help in achieving the goals of zero carbon buildings.

Real-world examples will be shared to demonstrate different renewable energy strategies in practice.

This course is delivered by Vladimir Mikler of Integral Group. Course duration: 1.5 hours.
1.5 GBCI general education hour.

Calculating the Zero Carbon Balance: An Overview: This course will consider what goes into calculating a zero carbon balance, including exploring how gases are converted to CO2 equivalents and identifying the differences between direct and indirect emissions. Participants will also discover the impact of embodied carbon on a zero carbon balance, as well as how alternative energy sources can be included in this calculation.

This course is delivered by Kalum Galle of Morrison Hershfield. Course duration: 0.75 hours.
1 GBCI general education hour.

Zero Carbon Transition Plan: This course will explore the importance of having a zero carbon transition plan to eliminate fossil fuels from use within buildings. This includes considering major sources of carbon emissions in buildings, key factors that need to be considered when retrofitting building systems, as well as potential steps that might be included in a transition plan. The course will end with a case study, as well as a consideration of what might be seen in the coming decade.

This course is delivered by Kristen Jaczko of Purpose Building. Course duration: 0.75 hours.
1 GBCI general education hour.

CaGBC's education bundles save you up to 25% off individual course prices! Interested in only one of the courses listed in this bundle? Just click on the course name to be taken to the individual course registration page.

Bundled price:

Members: $170 ($60 savings)

Non-members: $240 ($80 savings)


Regular price: $240.00
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