BCIT micro-credential


Applied Circular Economy: Zero Waste Buildings Micro-Credential


Course Registration is Open!

Approximately 50% of Canada’s carbon emissions are derived from the operation and construction of buildings. Deep decarbonization strategies, in line with Canada’s 2050 net zero target, require both zero-waste construction and “design for disassembly” (DfD) practices. These courses will provide the knowledge and skills to address the economic loss and carbon emissions associated with the current practice of generating construction and demolition waste, where the cost of unutilized new materials and unrecovered demolition materials represents approximately $100 of unnecessary expense for every square meter of newly constructed space, with almost a tonne of CO2e emitted in the production of every tonne of building material that goes to waste.

This training, starting in July 2022, will enable professionals to deliver the low-impact buildings needed to achieve net-zero targets. The micro-credential consists of three NEW courses:

The courses may be taken individually and each will earn the participant a badge. All three are required to be completed to earn the micro-credential. You can add digital badges and credentials from BCIT to your resume and LinkedIn profile. Show employers and clients you’ve got the skills and knowledge to help them succeed. Successful completion of the courses enables participants to:

Deconstruction: Image courtesy of Christina Radvak

Additional government funding may apply to employer-paid training, please see here for more information.

Course participants should have either education or experience in building design or construction. The courses are suitable for architects and architectural technologists, building engineers and technologists, contractors and tradespeople, or students in those disciplines. The ability to read and understand building plans is a prerequisite.