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How to Design a Sustainable Building Envelope Capable of a Net Zero Carbon Footprint in Cold Climate

GBCI: 0920009020

Solutions for Greening the Multi-residential Sector
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
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There are different approaches to achieving a net zero building but the colder the climate, the more difficult it is to remain cost effective and code compliant. An energy efficient building envelope paired with a design that maximizes space and a technique that minimizes construction is a solution. These factors reduce energy needs and allow for smaller and less expensive renewable energy systems. Innovative construction and the technologies and design being implemented in northern Canada will be examined to demonstrate that if a net zero carbon footprint can be achieved in the coldest climates, it can be achieved anywhere.

Objectives

  1. Develop knowledge about how to design a sustainable building envelope capable of a net zero carbon footprint in cold climates
  2. Identify the best available alternative energies and how to make use of them to achieve net zero
  3. Describe how a net zero building can be built at an affordable price
  4. Explain the merits of the building experience in the north and its applicability in the south
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Intermediate

Created by

ATA Pop Homes


Leaders

Paul Girard