Building Controls & Energy Management Certificate

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Date Posted: June 10, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Buildings
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma


The aim of this program is to supply industry with graduates who can use controls and building automation systems to improve energy efficiency. This includes integration of this knowledge in all phases of a building’s life: sustainable design, construction, commissioning, and ongoing operation. Owing to the dynamic nature of the building automation control and energy management fields, people working in these fields come from many different backgrounds. Individuals often specialize in one field or the other, but not both. This industry is now growing as more high performance buildings are being constructed. An additional driver is the advent of “connected” buildings, with data from formerly isolated systems being integrated and sent to the internet cloud for third party analysis and diagnostics, lending an information technology flavour to both aspects.