|SNRG 100: CADD Fundamentals|
|SNRG 102: Energy Metrics|
|SNRG 103: Electric Circuits 1|
|SNRG 104: Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure|
|TMTH 105: Technical Mathematics 1|
|WRIT 120: Technical Reading and Writing Skills|
|SNRG 153: Electric Circuits 2|
|SNRG 154: Building Systems|
|SNRG 155: Renewable Technologies|
|TMTH 205: Technical Mathematics 2|
|WRIT 220: Technical Workplace Writing Skills|
|GNED 101: An Introduction to Arts and Sciences|
|SNRG 203: Computer-Aided Design 1|
|SNRG 204: Low Energy Building Systems|
|SNRG 206: Sustainable Building Design 1|
|SNRG 208: RE and Green Building Policies and Programs|
|SNRG 210: Building Energy Loads|
|SNRG 211: Introduction to Project Management|
|SNRG 250: Energy Auditing|
|SNRG 251: Principles of Management and Economics|
|SNRG 252: Energy Performance Simulation Software|
|SNRG 257: Computer-Aided Design 2|
|Select 1 from the following courses|
|GNED: General Elective|
|SNRG 303: Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Systems|
|SNRG 304: Sustainable Building Design 2|
|SNRG 308: Computer-Aided Design 3|
|SNRG 314: Energy Systems Integration and Programming 1|
|SNRG 315: Capstone Project 1|
|Select 1 from the following courses|
|GNED: General Elective|
|SNRG 350: Capstone Project 2|
|SNRG 351: Energy Entrepreneurship, Sales and Marketing|
|SNRG 352: Sustainable Communities|
|SNRG 353: Sustainable Resource Management|
|SNRG 358: Energy Systems Integration and Programming 2|
Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Perform a land site assessment to determine potential for renewable energy harvesting, optimum placement of wind, solar and earth energy technologies and building orientation for passive solar gain and protection from the elements.
Perform an energy needs analysis for residential or small-scale commercial or industrial structures, designated under Section 9 of the Ontario Building Code, and identify building system components that save energy.
Perform an energy audit on residential, small-scale commercial and industrial buildings, designated under Section 9 of the Ontario Building Code, to determine energy efficiency, problem areas and energy loss and advise on corrective actions.
Design and propose a grid-tied or off-grid renewable energy system for a residential or small-scale commercial or industrial structure, designated under Section 9 of the Ontario Building Code, based on an energy needs analysis.
Adhere to legal, regulatory and health and safety codes and guidelines in sustainable energy and building technology practice.
Estimate the costs and time schedule of implementing a renewable energy/energy efficiency system, including annual running costs and return on investment.
Assist in land development, regulatory and stakeholder processes regarding the placement of renewable energy/energy efficiency technologies during the planning/approval phase.
Assist in the selection of heating, cooling, hot water and electrical systems and equipment during the building specification phase in a new structure or retrofit to ensure high energy efficiency.
Assist in the delivery, handling, installation and testing of renewable energy/energy efficiency technologies during the construction phase
Prepare a viable business plan for a new energy business venture.
Assist in the development of sales and marketing strategies for energy products and services.
Promote an integrated or whole building approach with clients, industry professionals and associations.
This program offers a co-op option. Co-op work terms enable you to apply your skills and knowledge in a work environment and gain valuable, practical experience related to your program of study. You will learn new skills, learn about the world of work and meet people in your profession.
For students who are accepted into the program, three co-op work terms will take place. Two four-month work terms occur consecutively after four semesters of study, and the third work term occurs between Semesters 5 and 6. There are limited spaces in the co-op option, therefore, during Semester 3, you will be provided information about the application process and will be able to apply to the co-op stream at that time. While co-op work opportunities are not guaranteed, as students are in a competitive job placement market, participating students will receive a wide range of services to help them find a co-op opportunity.
"The Sustainable Energy and Building Technology program’s breadth and depth is unique among the options I considered. This program was the only one I found to comprehensively cover both the concepts of sustainable building and urban development as well as the technical details and design tools of renewable energy generation, building science, and mechanical building systems". – Keith Davidge
The Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Program provides a mix of theoretical and practical skills. Our labs are equipped with state-of-the-art hardware, software and equipment to give our students and graduates hands-on experience. Students in the program have access to Humber’s LEED Gold Centre for Urban Ecology, an opportunity to study a sustainable building in operation and understand the relationship between design, construction and operation. SEBT students perform data analysis of 4 PV systems to understand how system components, orientation and tracking affect system performance. First year SEBT students participate in a small wood frame construction project in our indoor construction lab. Students work in teams to build small buildings, then test their thermal and air tightness characteristics.
Opportunities in the energy conservation and efficiency sector include energy auditing; energy modelling; energy management including building automation systems and managing mechanical systems; and building envelope retrofits. As new buildings are required to meet increasing stringent energy and environmental performance standards, graduates have opportunities to support the design, construction and operation of new buildings. Graduates of our program work in the renewable energy sector - supporting the design, construction and operation of solar energy systems. Emerging opportunities for employment exist supporting the creation of energy management plans and green house gas reduction strategies for campuses, communities and entire cities.
· sustainable energy project manager
· energy auditor/analyst/modeler
· sustainable building analyst
· sustainable building technologist
· project manager, energy performance
· technical support specialist
· government energy policy analyst
· building automation technician
· business operator/entrepreneur
Watch the video to learn more about the Sustainable Energy and Building Technology program from students and faculty.
Faculty Who Lead to Inspire - Adriana Mema
Fri, March 26, 2021
Since joining the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology at Humber College in 2008, Adriana has seen the growth opportunities awaiting graduates in construction and infrastructure.
Faculty Who Lead to Inspire - Dr. Setareh Janbakhsh
Wed, February 24, 2021
Dr. Setareh Janbakhsh has built, modified, evaluated and improved air distribution systems and ventilation performance in structures around the globe.
Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Co-op & Work Placement Job Fair 2020
Tue, March 10, 2020
The Co-op and Work Placement Services hosted an Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Job Fair for placement and new co-op program students.
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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology News
ICT Capstone Project Expo 2020
Tue, May 19, 2020
Bachelor of Industrial Design Thesis Show 2020
Thu, March 12, 2020
Supply Chain Management Annual Career Networking Event
Wed, March 11, 2020
The annual Supply Chain Management Career Fair was another very successful event hosted by Work Placement Services.
No news at this time.
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