CHBA has held more than 20 successful forums and workshops since 2021,
based on NRCan’s successful Local Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP)
workshops, with over 960 participants. Moving forward, CHBA will
continue to work closely with local and provincial Home Builders’
Associations to expand and deliver over 130 forums and workshops in
strategic markets across Canada.
These federally-supported workshops are accelerating the uptake of
innovative technologies in the construction or renovation of highly
efficient houses, while removing barriers to adopting these technologies
and improving supply chains across the sector. These efficiency
initiatives also help to drive down costs for residents.
This funding builds on a suite of ongoing initiatives related to greener
homes and buildings. The Government of Canada is taking ambitious
climate action by supporting initiatives to drive down emissions and
improve energy efficiency.
The Government of Canada continues to support Canadians in making their
homes more energy-efficient to save on their monthly energy bills, fight
climate change and support good middle-class jobs.
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“I was pleased to announce support for the Canadian Home Builders’
Association’s work to accelerate energy efficient construction and
climate-smart retrofits across Canada. Through the upcoming green
buildings strategy alongside our suite of investments in modernizing
electricity and enhancing sustainable supply chains, the Government of
Canada is helping communities advance to a sustainable future while
creating good-paying jobs for skilled workers in the building trades.”
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change
“CHBA has been proudly supporting NRCan’s LEEP program for more than
10 years. LEEP’s builder- and renovator-led model has proven successful
at accelerating the adoption and deployment of emerging technologies.
LEEP takes a local approach to solving high-performance housing needs,
bringing together industry professionals, energy advisors, manufacturers
and suppliers, and building officials to find and implement solutions
that make sense for their region. CHBA looks forward to delivering
forums and workshops, based on LEEP, in partnership with our provincial
and local counterparts, in order to support builders and renovators in
finding and trialing more affordable and resilient ways to build
CEO, Canadian Home Builders’ Association
- CHBA has been “the
voice of Canada’s residential construction industry” since 1943, with
8,500 member companies, including home builders, renovators, land
developers, trade contractors, product and material manufacturers,
building product suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers
and service professionals.
- Funding for this
initiative is provided by NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency through
the Green Infrastructure Fund, which seeks to reduce energy use and
emissions in the building sector and drive down the cost of
- The buildings sector is
the third-largest source of emissions in Canada. The Government of
Canada is taking decisive action to support industries and organizations
that are helping to accelerate the adoption of technologies and
approaches to support a net-zero future.
- In January 2023, a call for proposals for the Codes Acceleration Fund (CAF)
was launched to support provinces, territories, municipalities,
Indigenous governments and stakeholders in adopting and enforcing the
codes needed to fight climate change and improve resiliency from coast
to coast to coast.
- In February 2023, calls for applications were announced for the Deep Retrofit Accelerator Initiative (DRAI) and the Greener Neighbourhoods Pilot Program
(GNPP), two new initiatives designed to accelerate building retrofits
in support of Canada’s forthcoming Green Buildings Strategy.
Natural Resources Canada
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources
Canadian Home Builders’ Association