September 14, 2015
CESA 0199– Residential Renewable Energy
The rising utility rates, economy and growing concerns about carbon emissions are causing more homeowners
to consider alternative and renewable energy resources to power their homes. The example of renewable
energy sources discussed in this weekend long course include: Solar energy (thermal, photovoltaic), wind
power (water pumping and electrical generation), hydro power (electrical generation), geothermal energy
(heat and electrical generation), biomass (heat and fuel) and hydrogen (transportation). Factors that
homeowners should take into account for each of these energy resources when considering them for
residential applications; tips and suggestions for effective renewable energy retrofit project management
will be provided. The important market trends and solutions as well as financial approaches in the
renewable energy industry are introduced.
This course is designed for homeowners, designers, and builders.
Date: October 17-18, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus NE01 Room 403 – 3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Learning Units (LUs): 15 Core LUs
To register: http://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/cesa0199