About the NZC

CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council (NZC) supports innovation in our industry with the goal of creating a market advantage for CHBA builder and renovator members pursuing  Net Zero Energy performance. The Council's work will help to meet the housing aspirations of Canadians, and renew Canadian leadership in high performance housing.

Mandate
In alignment with the CHBA Strategic Priority to Advance Innovation, the mandate of this self-funding ad-hoc Council is to deliver services that will support members’ voluntary adoption of Net Zero Energy (NZE) housing.

The NZC will:

  • gather intelligence on member and consumer needs to inform priorities and influence strategic advancements
  • build awareness and knowledge through the consolidation and sharing of information utilizing a variety of channels and forums, and
  • implement activities to identify barriers, find solutions, transfer knowledge, inform policy, accelerate action and increase efficiencies.

Council Meetings

Please see our meeting dates below. Council members will receive official notice of meeting registration deadlines directly via email. Otherwise, please subscribe to the Net Zero News to receive announcements and updates.

CHBA Members can access the meeting summaries and slide decks via the NZC PORTAL. (Top right-hand corner of this page.)

2017 (Term 2, Year 1)

  • Online Update Meeting RESCHEDULED to Mar 2 1:30-3:00 ET (click HERE to register)
  • May 9 1:30-4:30 in St. John's, NL (NZx from 4:45-6:30 for NZC Member only. CHBA Conference May 10-12)
  • Oct 24 or 25 (TBC) in Ottawa, ON

2016 (Term 1, Year 2)

  • Mar 9, 2016 in Ottawa
  • May 3, 2016 in Kelowna
  • Oct 26, 2016 in Ottawa

2015 (Term 1, Year 1)

  • Mar 4, 2015 in Halifax
  • May 13, 2015 in Ottawa
  • Oct 28, 2015 in Ottawa

Current Members (Effective Nov 1, 2016 to Oct 31, 2017)

Management Committee Members  Builder/Renovator Members 
Avalon Master Builder Brookfield Residential
Building Knowledge Canada Clay Construction NEW
Coleman-Dias³ Construction Inc. Concert Properties NEW
Denim Homes Inc. Corvinelli Homes Ltd.
Habitat Studio Doug Tarry Homes
Insightful Healthy Homes Inc. Dunsire Developments Inc. NEW
Landmark Group of Companies Effect Home Builders Ltd.
Minto Group Hillson Homes NEW
RDC Fine Homes Inc. Hopewell Residential NEW
Wrighthaven Homes Ltd. K&P Contracting Ltd. NEW

Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
Sponsor Members
Net-Zero Structures Ltd. NEW
GOLD - Owens Corning Canada
North Ridge Development
BRONZE - Enbridge Gas Distribution
Reid's Heritage Homes
BRONZE - Icynene Inc.
RND Construction NEW
BRONZE - JELD-WEN of Canada
Sean

Solar Homes Inc. NEW

Steve Snider Construction Inc.
General Members
Tridel NEW
BASF Canada
Vereco Homes Inc. NEW
BC Hydro
Whitestone Building And Renovations NEW
Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute
 
Canadian Wood Council
Ex-Officio Members
Cosella-Dorken
CMHC
EnerQuality
NRCan CanmetENERGY
NAIMA Canada
NRCan Office of Energy Efficiency
ON Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing
CHBA Board/Executive Committee
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada
CHBA Manufacturers’ Council
s2e Technologies Inc.
CHBA Technical Research Committee
Union Gas Limited
CHBA Canadian Renovators’ Council
VELUX Canada Inc.
CHBA Professional Development Committee

CHBA National Marketing Committee
Academia Members

George Brown College NEW

SAIT Green Building Technologies

University of Guelph

Year in Review

November 2015. With our fiscal yearend concluding on October 31 and three Council meetings under our belt, we felt it was an ideal time to reflect on the progress we’ve made this year, and to build excitement as we look forward to next year.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to publicly thank the Founding Members of the Net Zero Energy Housing Council. Their participation and collaboration demonstrates a true mark of leadership, and guides the CHBA’s efforts in high-performance housing and the advancement of Net Zero Energy homes in Canada.

We’re very proud of what we’ve been able to achieve collectively already - and it couldn’t’ve been done without them. The group of stakeholders that comprise the Council bring a diversity of key perspectives to the table. We look forward to working with them again as we embark upon the second year of this term!

Find the highlights from our first year and plans for next year here.

Founding Members

On December 9, 2014 the CHBA Board Executive Committee approved the Founding Members of the Association’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council. Members were selected for their demonstrated competence and experience in NZE or R-2000 Housing as well as their knowledge or capability in specialized areas important to the advancement of NZE Housing. The CHBA is proud to recognize the Founding Members of the Net Zero Energy Housing Council: see Media Release. Thank you to all those who applied.

Net Zero News

This monthly e-publication provides updates on the efforts of the NZC including announcements of opportunities to get engaged, and delivers information on related events, webinars, and news. CHBA members are invited to submit their NZE related content by emailing us.

2017 Past Issues
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2016 Past Issues
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jul
Aug
Sep
Apr May Jun
Jan Feb Mar
2015 Past Issues
Oct Nov Dec
Jul Aug Sep
Apr May Jun
Jan N/A Mar
2014 Past Issues

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Click here for more Net Zero news.

Contact


Sonja Winkelmann
Director, Net Zero Energy Housing
613.230.3060 x235
winkelmann@chba.ca
@NZEhomes


NZC Sponsor Members

GOLD

SILVER

​​YOUR LOGO HERE!

BRONZE





Apply for Council
Membership or Sponsorship

For the term starting November 1, 2016, the following voting member seats are available:

  • 3 Silver Sponsor
  • 3 Bronze Sponsor
  • 3 General
  • 1 Academia

To apply, see the Council application package:

Please email applications to winkelmann@chba.ca.