Sustainable building principles featured at upcoming workshop at Red Deer College

Red Deer College will be offering a new course starting presented by Passive House Alberta Nov. 2.

Passive House Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to leading Alberta’s commitment to building sustainability. The agency offers industry-leading education and awareness tools about building sustainability for all Albertans including government, builders, developers, architects and homeowners.

The upcoming workshop will offer the first in a series of short courses to introduce the principles of Passive House design. The first one-day course is geared toward homeowners and others who want to learn how to incorporate Passive House principles into their next build or renovation to enjoy a more comfortable, healthier and affordable home.

RDC is committed to being a leader in sustainability initiatives and alternative energy generation. Since the launch of RDC’s Alternative Energy Initiative, the college has partnered with community organizations to provide learning opportunities in this growing sector.

Registration for the 9 to 4 p.m. workshop in November is $99 ($70 for Passive House Alberta members). Group discounts are available. For more information, visit

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