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Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

Humber College - North
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Tuition fee CA$18,910 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$17,297), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Society faces significant population growth challenges while we seek to decarbonize, adapt to climate change and manage resources in a more sustainable manner. Meeting these challenges means buildings, energy systems and infrastructure must evolve – yesterday’s solutions are being replaced by new approaches. Our Sustainability Energy and Building Technology advanced diploma program positions graduates with a portfolio of skills that are in high demand.

This unique program prepares graduates to examine, model and improve the energy and environmental performance of existing buildings; to support the design, construction and operation of new, sustainable buildings being built to increasingly stringent performance standards; to implement renewable energy technologies; and to support new approaches to understanding and managing energy use and building resilience into campuses, neighbourhoods or whole cities. At one time we paid little attention to the cost, availability or environmental impact of energy use – today, these are issues of growing importance to individuals, businesses and government.

Work Placement

This program features an optional work placement of 400 hours (minimum). This offers practical experience in the energy efficiency, green building or sustainable energy industry sectors following Semester 4. We work with business, industry and government to identify work placement opportunities.

Career opportunities

Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan places energy conservation and efficiency, as well as expanding renewable energy technologies, as key components of Ontario’s energy future. Opportunities in the conservation and efficiency sector include energy auditing, energy modelling, energy management including building automation systems and managing mechanical systems, and building envelope retrofits. These opportunities are supported by provincially funded incentive programs for the residential, commercial and industrial sector administered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Local Distribution Companies (LDCs). Skilled workers are required to administer and implement the measures these incentive programs support.

Large utility-scale wind developments have been growing in the province for more than a decade, and skilled people are required to perform site assessments of the wind resource; support the public consultation process prior to development; and work in all phases of design, construction and operation. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems generate electricity and, in Ontario, there is significant growth in the deployment of PV systems. Solar systems require people who can do site assessments to determine the potential of the solar resource, design the system, perform economic analyses and manage the construction and operation of the system. Wind and solar have been the most widely adopted technologies in the province, but the FIT program also supports small hydroelectric systems, biomass, biogas and landfill gas technologies.

Opportunities include:

  • sustainable energy project manager
  • energy auditor/analyst/modeller
  • sustainable building technologist
  • sales manager
  • technical support specialist
  • government energy policy analyst
  • sustainable project supervisor/manager
  • business operator/entrepreneur
Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States