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Add immediate value to your organization by hiring an experienced professional with a unique combination of technical and business skills. Our graduates are ready to lead teams and projects that integrate and optimize energy conservation, environment, sustainability and functional design aspects into high performance buildings.

The talent you need

It can be challenging to find the right person for your team – someone who has the multidisciplinary technical and business skills to contribute strategic value to your organization and confidently lead teams and projects.

Graduates of the UBC Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in High Performance Buildings are ready to step into a range of professional roles to help organizations working at the forefront of industry innovation design and implement green building and architecture initiatives.

Our graduates stand out with their unique combination of skills. Over the course of their 12-month postgraduate degree, they have expanded their knowledge of engineering, architecture, and energy system modelling through courses from UBC Faculty of Applied Science, including the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. They have also deepened their business and leadership skills through classes offered by UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School.

This powerful interdisciplary education enables them to lead multidisciplinary teams and complex projects. They are strategic thinkers who thrive in fast-paced environments as they collaborate with multidisciplinary internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative solutions and build resilient communities

Experienced professionals with specialized skills

A graduate with an MEL in High Performance Buildings has the multidisciplinary technical expertise needed to address evolving building innovation demands. Collaborative team players, visionary leaders and technically adept, they add value to your organization with their ability to:

  • Navigate the major components of high performance buildings and the policy, regulatory and professional contexts and standards within which they are commissioned, designed, built and operated
  • Apply a broad palette of effective design and engineering strategies, practices and technologies crucial to achieving high performance buildings 
  • Use key business, design and energy simulation tools in the design process
  • Assess, critique and propose whole systems, people- and context-sensitive retrofit and new design solutions for high performance buildings 

High Performance Buildings graduates add value

With their knowledge of everything from energy conservation and regenerative development to durability and functionality, our graduates are immediately ready to contribute to your organization in a diverse range of positions.

They have achieved great success in private and public sector roles that include:
Business strategy lead, buildings and urban solutions 
Building performance consultant 
High performance building engineer 
Energy analyst
Design engineer
Product design lead 
Building performance engineer
Architectural technologist
Zero emissions building research assistant

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