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CESA 1120 - ZEB Enclosures: Assembly details (for Residential Buildings)

Centre for Energy Systems Applications Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course will develop building science knowledge and construction skills through in-class activities and self-directed online learning. The course will present building enclosure assemblies, construction methods, and solutions for managing control barriers with a focus on residential buildings (Part 9 Buildings). Students will develop their knowledge of building enclosure solutions to meet the BC Energy Step Code.


CESA 1000



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an introductory understanding of building enclosure assemblies
    • Identify the 5 critical layers of a building enclosure assembly at details and interfaces
  • Practice detail installation of interfaces and assemblies using an interior and an exterior insulated approach
    • Discuss typical installation challenges and sequencing issues
  • Be aware of the building enclosure requirements to meet the Part 9 requirements of the BC Energy Step Code
    • Recall the energy and airtightness requirements for Part 9 buildings per the BC Energy Step Code and Vancouver Building By-Law (VBBL)

Effective as of Winter 2018


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