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Part-time and Online Education

Building Envelope Science: Design and Application

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This micro-credential course is part of a training initiative by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) and the Government of Canada to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy.

The Building Envelope Science: Design and Application micro-credential course teaches students about energy efficiency at the beginning of construction planning, ensuring that structures are constructed with sustainability in mind, reducing the amount of retrofitting that buildings will need as they age.

This course provides:

  • An understanding of how to conceptually design and analyze the costs of constructing a small building that adheres to ‘Building Science’ principles, which will lead to an energy-efficient, quiet, dry and durable enclosure.
  • Discussion of the fundamental scientific principles that support the design and construction of a low-energy, long-lasting building.
  • Knowledge of the benefits and differences between a building-science approach and traditional building practices while applying this knowledge to sketch, design and construct a scale, conceptual model of a small building.

Course Information

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  • Jim Kor


Completion of the Building Envelope Science: Principles and Practice micro-credential is recommended; experience in Construction Trades and Building Science is recommended.


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Interested in registering multiple employees for this course? Contact us.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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