Upcoming Events

Jan 1 2020 Online Learning /

Building Envelope Course

Online On-Demand



This online course will provide a review of building science principles and best practices for successful building envelope design. The course features presentations by Dr. John Straube, Mark Chambers and Robert Passmore.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Improve the ability of architects to competently and effectively design appropriate building envelopes.
  • Improve the ability of architects to understand their responsibilities and limitations regarding the provision of design, detailing, specification and field review services for building envelopes.
  • Improve the ability of architects to utilize good building envelope practices and recognize sources for ongoing technical support.
  • Understand the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 as it relates the building envelope.

The course is comprised of 11 modules, which include videos and corresponding quizzes.

Included with the course are supplemental PDFs containing additional reference material (also available for purchase as a physical book).

Earn 7.0 Structured Learning Hours upon successful completion of the course. You will have 90 days from the date they purchased the online course to access the online course material.


AAA’s ‘Building Envelope Course’ is available to non-AAA members for $350 plus GST. (Non-members simply need to create an account on the AAA login page.) An optional ‘hard copy’ course book containing supplemental material is also available for purchase for $55 + shipping and GST.

An optional Building Envelope Course book containing supplemental reference material is also available to purchase for $55 + GST.


Cancellation and refund policy
All requests must be submitted in writing to education@aaa.ab.ca.

Kathy Saunderson, Professional Development Officer
Alberta Association of Architects
780.432.0619 | ksaunderson@aaa.ab.ca