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Climate Literacy for Construction Trades

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Free course

This course is part of a training initiative to provide workers with new skills needed to support a clean economy. It is fully funded by Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) (PDF 207KB).


Learn about the impact of climate change on the environment and construction, focusing on concepts like carbon emissions, energy efficiency and sustainable practices to reduce the construction industry's role in climate change. In this online course, you learn to:

  • Outline how our climate will change in the coming decades.
  • Identify how climate change affects people at home and at work.
  • Explain how the construction industry contributes to climate change based on National guidelines for whole-building life cycle assessment.
  • Explain how the construction industry is adapting to climate change based on national model codes and high-performance building standards.

Student supports

Our student supports and services will help you get the most out of your experiences while learning with us. We have support staff to guide you.

In addition to the program being fully funded, there are student support funds available including urgent aid and disability support funds.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have been granted refugee status in Canada ages 18+.


Not accepting applications at this time, please check back for future dates.