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    Energy Management - Built Environment

Program Code:EMB
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

Turn your training in engineering and life sciences into a successful career.

Energy Management – Built Environment (EMB) is a program designed to help you succeed in Canada’s environmental sector. Through eight months of intensive environmental training in building systems and energy management, you will be prepared for a career in the environmental sector.

The Built Environment

Business priorities are changing as companies become more aware of green issues. There’s now a growing demand for professionals who can help businesses and individuals to reduce their environmental impact, carbon footprint and energy use and costs. Seneca has created two leading–edge certificate programs to train these professionals – one focused on the Built Environment, and the other on the Natural Environment. The Built Environment can have a big effect on a company’s CO2 emissions and operating costs. As a graduate of EMB, you will be able to examine building structures and systems, create operating strategies for energy demand and supply, minimize operating costs and environment/energy impacts and work within a building sciences engineering team to achieve new levels of energy efficiency.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • A recognized degree from an accredited institution in Engineering Technology or Life Sciences or three-year postsecondary diploma with a minimum of 3 years documented work experience. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.; OR
  • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.


  • Although not required for admission, computer literacy and ACad skills are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Good computer literacy and ACad skills;
    • Superior communication.


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Your Career

The Built Environment Business

In addition to an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Energy Management – Built Environment, graduates will receive the Building Environment Systems – BES™ Operator Class II Certificate upon successful completion of this program. As a graduate of this program, you’ll:

  • have a thorough understanding of the design of intelligent buildings to meet or exceed current energy and environmental standards
  • have a complete understanding of the impact and integration of the various systems that condition our buildings
  • apply state–of–the–art comprehensive integrated building design tools
  • apply intelligent and integrated systems throughout the building’s life cycle
  • perform detailed energy audits and facility condition assessments to identify energy and cost saving initiatives
  • use comprehensive simulation tools to model building performance, and calculate energy savings and environmental benefits from savings initiatives
  • understand the emerging marketplace for carbon trading and environmental impact verification
  • create a more energy–efficient and environmentally sustainable built environment
  • leverage the energy savings from buildings.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.


Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2014/2015 Academic Year
Level 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES701 Heating 3
BES702 Air Conditioning 3
BES703 Air Handling 3
BES704 Electrical 3
BES905 Intelligent and Integrated Building Control Systems 3
EMG001 Green Building Project 4
Level 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES706 Water Treatment 3
BES715 Energy Efficiency and EM & V in Large Buildings 3
BGN461 Energy Technologies 3
BGD361 Building Systems Computer Aided Design 4
BES915 Energy Auditing and Energy Efficient Large Building Design 3
EMG002 Energy Modeling Project 6

2015/2016 Academic Year
Semester 1
Air Conditioning
Air Handling
Intelligent and Integrated Building Control Systems
Green Building Project
Semester 2
Water Treatment
Energy Efficiency and EM&V in Large Buildings
Energy Technologies
Building Systems Computer Aided Design
Energy Auditing and Energy Efficient Large Building Design
Energy Modeling Project

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22840
International Admissions Advisor: Anne Paterson
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22638
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Sandra Phoon
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: June Lewis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
Program Coordinator: Filimon Tsionas
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22113
Program Chair: Miguel Lameiro
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22737
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