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Energy Management - Built Environment

Available: Fall

Program Description

Turn your training in engineering and life sciences into a successful career.

Energy Management – Built Environment (EMB) is a program designed to help you succeed in Canada's environmental sector. Through eight months of intensive environmental training in building systems and energy management, you will be prepared for a career in the environmental sector.

The Built Environment

Business priorities are changing as companies become more aware of green issues. There's now a growing demand for professionals who can help businesses and individuals to reduce their environmental impact, carbon footprint and energy use and costs. Seneca has created two leading-edge certificate programs to train these professionals – one focused on the Built Environment, and the other on the Natural Environment. The Built Environment can have a big effect on a company's CO2 emissions and operating costs. As a graduate of EMB, you will be able to examine building structures and systems, create operating strategies for energy demand and supply, minimize operating costs and environment/energy impacts and work within a building sciences engineering team to achieve new levels of energy efficiency.



2 Semesters (8 Months)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Your Career

The Built Environment Business

In addition to an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Energy Management – Built Environment, graduates will receive the Building Environment Systems – BES™ Operator Class II Certificate upon successful completion of this program. As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • have a thorough understanding of the design of intelligent buildings to meet or exceed current energy and environmental standards
  • have a complete understanding of the impact and integration of the various systems that condition our buildings
  • apply state-of-the-art comprehensive integrated building design tools
  • apply intelligent and integrated systems throughout the building's life cycle
  • perform detailed energy audits and facility condition assessments to identify energy and cost saving initiatives
  • use comprehensive simulation tools to model building performance, and calculate energy savings and environmental benefits from savings initiatives
  • understand the emerging marketplace for carbon trading and environmental impact verification
  • create a more energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable built environment
  • leverage the energy savings from buildings.

Related Careers


This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • A recognized degree from an accredited institution in Engineering Technology or Life Sciences or three-year postsecondary diploma with a minimum of 3 years documented work experience. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.; OR
  • Mature applicants with 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
  • English proficiency at the postsecondary level.


  • Although not required for admission, computer literacy and ACad skills are recommended for your success in the program:
    • Good computer literacy and ACad skills;
    • Superior communication.

Program Costs

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Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.


Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

416.491.5050 ext. 22840

Student Recruitment

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416.491.5050 ext. 22608
Additional Contacts
Financial Aid & Awards

Program Coordinator

Filimon Tsionas 416.491.5050 ext. 22113

Program Chair

Romel Cipriani 416.491.5050 ext. 22446

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions

Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities

Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees

A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates

Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network