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Building Science and Energy Efficiency


CPCSUS4002A Use building science principles to construct energy efficient buildings

Become an accredited Energy Smart Builder! Zero-energy and carbon positive buildings are fastest growing sector of the building and construction industry. It's no longer business as usual. Builders who understand building science and understand how to build highly energy efficient buildings are in high demand! Upskill yourself and become a leader in your industry.

Who:

This course is for builders, and site supervisors of residential buildings, and for persons currently studying building and construction
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to incorporate building science principles into the construction of energy efficient buildings.
The unit is relevant for those involved in the construction of energy efficient buildings. It requires the ability to use constructive thinking and problem-solving processes to identify appropriate solutions.
The course is presented by Australia' leading experts on building science and involves one-on-one mentoring and training.
  • Defining performance measures and expectations of the building envelope.
  • Reviewing building methods and construction materials for energy efficiency.
  • Evaluating and selecting building design and construction methods and materials for energy efficiency.
  • application and limitations of energy efficient construction materials
  • general construction terminology
  • impacts of different climate zones and environmental conditions on the built environment
  • processes for the evaluation of energy efficiencies in buildings
  • theories and principles of energy efficiency applied to buildings and construction processes
  • types, uses and limitations of different construction materials and the role of embodied energy when selecting construction materials and products for energy efficient buildings

Duration:

20 hours on-line and on-site

Availability:

Australia-wide. Students must have access to internet and lap-top/PC with a web-cam Enrolments accepted 24/7

Cost:

$400 (fully subsidised for Australian builders, site managers, TAFE/RTO trainers and enroled building students until August 31st 2017. This course is funded by the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage)

Facilitators:

Jan Brandjes, Building Science Consultant

Jeremy Spencer, Positive Footprints

Anthony Cook, Masters in Building Training

Danielle King, GreenMoves and GBI

Outcome:

This unit of competency counts towards Certificate IV in Building and Construction. Statement of Attainment issued by Masters in Building Training RTO 40666. Residential builders who successfully complete this unit will be offered a free listing on the Green Building Institute directory

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