PEAK Program News

All PEAK courses are now available on a continuous registration format. Here are some details about the program: PEAK Foundations– This course is prerequisite to earn the PEAK credential, and is recommended for anyone entering, working in, or career-shifting within building-sector and built-environment occupations and interests. During development of this course, I became involved in…

PEAK Update – Summer 2021

We’ve been running a pilot version of the PEAK program with a small and focused group and have worked through 4 of the seven courses. Here are some highlights to date: Personalized learning plan. Respecting the wide appeal of the program and topics, we have developed a flexible approach: Courses can be taken individually, and…

Conversation with Jovian Radheshwar, PhD

Jovian Radheshwar, PhD is a friend and political science instructor at Douglas College. His areas of focus include globalization, political economy, modern political theory, postmodernism, security studies, international institutions, Black studies, Hip-Hop and politics, American politics and history, Indian politics and history, Pakistani politics and history. Jovian asked me to contribute as a guest instructor…

A Conversation with Shaun St. Amour

Shaun St. Amour (Owner, Footprint Sustainable Housing Corporation and Product Consultant for 475 High-Performance Building Supply) and I had a far-reaching discussion about the current high-performance building environment, Passive House, and much more. Check out the links to topics referenced in our conversation to provide an idea of the content of the recording. Global Passive…

Invitations to upcoming PEAK events

For invitations to upcoming PEAK events – email PEAKinfo@douglascollege.ca. We regularly hold open, online class meetings (sometimes with guest speakers) and we will be having a bike tour of UBC Green Buildings on August 3 photo of  UBC-Life Sciences Centre by Duncan Rawlinson CC 2.0

New PEAK courses – Spring 2019

Now accepting students for Practical Energy and Advanced Knowledge for Building program- Foundational Knowledge and Building Envelope – Construction Technologies courses http://ow.ly/M8pG50u0uRr Practical Energy and Advanced Knowledge – Buildings (PEAK/Building) Certificate Program is comprised of: a prerequisite foundational knowledge course (online) 5 core courses (online and evening classes) Envelope, Systems, Economics, Comfort and Leadership a capstone/practical…

Find the balance between energy use and respect for nature

Find the balance between energy use and respect for nature. Now accepting students for the Foundational Knowledge course in the Practical Energy and Advanced Knowledge for Building program. In addition to an introduction to building-based energy and sustainability concepts, this 30-hour, fully-online course includes discussion forums, live online check-ins, and networking opportunities. The course is…