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CPCSUS4002 Use Building Science Principles to construct energy efficient buildings

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CPCSUS4002 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.


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


20 hours on-line


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



This course is now 80% funded by Keystone Tasmania. Persons working in the Tasmanian building industry may now be eligible for an 80% rebate for this training. Find out more

Eligible ACT residents are eligible for funding for training rebates of up to 70% of training costs through the ACT Building and Construction Industry Training Fund. Submit applications for funding through the website.

Eligible WA residents are eligible for funding of training rebates of up to 80% of training costs through the Construction Training Fund.


Jan Brandjes, Building Science Consultant

Jeremy Spencer, Positive Footprints

Danielle King, GreenMoves and GBI


This unit of competency counts towards Certificate IV in Building and Construction. Statement of Attainment issued by Best Option Training RTO No 41246. Residential builders who successfully complete this unit will be offered a free listing on the Green Building Institute directory

This project has been funded by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, through the Environmental Trust.