We may already be experiencing the effects of climate change, and everywhere people want to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels. This timely course explores the importance and function of a building's thermal envelope — foundation, roof, walls, doors and windows — that separates indoor and outdoor climates.
Students will learn about the physics of heat and moisture transfer, how they interact, and the function that thermal envelopes perform. Using practical examples, we will apply this knowledge to new construction and to modifications of existing designs. The course material will underscore the importance of improving building performance for an energy-efficient future.
Current Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) members in good standing will receive a 15% discount off the course fee. To receive this discount, register by phone and be prepared to provide your current OBEC membership number. Discounts will not be provided retroactively.
This course qualifies for 30 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) core learning hours.
Textbook: Building Science for a Cold Climate, Neil B. Hutcheon and G. Handegord.