Policy Archive - 2008

(2008-12-24) Letter to the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding economic stimulus

(2008-12-24) Memo to CHBA Members regarding compliance with FINTRAC regulations

(2008-12-22) Letter from John Hrynkow to Diana Osler Zortea, President of BOMA Canada, regarding Green Globes

(2008-12-22) Letter to the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from John Hrynkow, regarding ecoENERGY

(2008-12-17) Canadian Housing Industry Update - (Part 1: Canada’s Housing Situation Not the Same As In the U.S., Part 2: Canadian Housing Industry – Performance And Trends)

(2008-12-15) Housing Affordability and Accessibility - A Synopsis of Solutions

(2008-12-15) Highlights of Housing Affordability and Accessibility - A Synopsis of Solutions (Toolkit)

(2008-12-08) Letter from the Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, to CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding the EnerGuide Rating System

(2008-12-08) Memo to Local and Provincial HBAs regarding Housing and Community Prosperity, and the Urban Infrastructure Challenge

(2008-12-08) Letter from the Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, to CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding the updating of the R-2000 Standard

(2008-11-28) Letter to All CHBA Members regarding Health Canada's National Radon Strategy

(2008-11-24) Letter from John Hrynkow, CHBA President to the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, regarding Health Canada's National Radon Strategy

(2008-11-24) Letter from John Hrynkow, CHBA President to the Hon. John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, regarding core infrastructure investment

(2008-11-21) Letter from John Kenward, COO, to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding "urgent" changes to the National Building Code

(2008-11-21) Letter from John Hrynkow, CHBA President to the Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, regarding saving for homeownership

(2008-11-21) Promoting the Tax-Free Savings Account for Homeownership

(2008-11-19) Letter from John Hrynkow, CHBA President to the Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, regarding the government's skilled training initiatives

(2008-11-04) Letter from John Hrynkow, CHBA President to the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, regarding federal infrastructure investment

(2008-10-22) Briefing Note on Statistics Canada's New House Price Index

(2008-10-20) Proposed Changes to the R-2000 Technical Requirements

(2008-10-20) FINTRAC Resource Materials for Members (Memo to CHBA Members)

(2008-10-14) Summary of Provincial Appeal Mechanisms relating to Municipal Development Decisions

(2008-10-01) Supporting Green Renovation Professionals - A Report Based on the Work of the CHBA Green Renovator Task Group

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Alberta Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in British Columbia Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Manitoba Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in New Brunswick Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Newfoundland and Labrador Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Nova Scotia Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Ontario Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Québec Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-30) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Saskatchewan Homes: 1990 to 2005

(2008-09-16) CHBA President Hrynkow Welcomes Harper Tax Credit for First-time Homebuyers - CHBA News Release

(2008-09-05) Letter from John Hrynkow, President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding prescriptive energy efficiency requirements

(2008-08-21) Liability Exposure in Green Labeling

(2008-08-21) EnerGuide’s Contractual Exposure

(2008-08-08) Infrastructure Solutions Project

(2008-08-01) Indexing the GST New Housing Rebate: The Most Urgent Issue for the Federal Budget - Canadian Home Builders' Association Pre-Budget Submission

(2008-08-01) Promoting the Tax-Free Savings Account for Homeownership - Altus Group Report

(2008-07-17) Discussion Paper - About Embodied Energy, Operational Energy and Life Cycle Analysis of Housing

(2008-07-14) The Energy and Greenhouse Gas Performance of Canada’s Residential Sector, 1990 to 2005

(2008-07-14) CSA PLUS 14021 - Environmental Claims: A Guide for Industry and Advertisers Competition Bureau of Canada and CSA, June, 2008 - Briefing Note

(2008-07-02) Letter from CHBA President John Hrynkow to Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development and Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, regarding the shortage of skilled people and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

(2008-06-28) Announcement of new Toolkits to Support Housing Affordability and Choice

(2008-06-23) Housing Affordability and Choice: Community Prosperity in the 21st Century

(2008-06-19) Tracking Development Charges in Municipal Reserve Funds

(2008-06-16) Letter from CHBA President John Hrynkow to Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, regarding changes to the HOT2000 software and its impact on the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS)

(2008-06-09) Letter from John Hrynkow, President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, regarding radon requirements in the National Building Code

(2008-06-08) Letter and Briefing Note from CHBA President John Hrynkow to Provincial HBA Presidents regarding The Need for Provincial Action in Response to Changes to EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) Software

(2008-06-02) Letter from Thomas Mueller, President & CEO, Canada Green Building Council, to John Hrynkow, President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, regarding communications by the CHBA concerning the LEED® Rating System and the Canada Green Building Council

(2008-05-28) “Beyond Code” Municipal Environmental Regulation in Construction

(2008-05-28) Provincially-Led Green Initiatives: A Case Study

(2008-05-28) Housing Affordability and Accessibility - A Synopsis of Solutions

(2008-05-22) CHBA's Position on Environmental or "Green" Labeling Initiatives – Memo to All CHBA Members

(2008-05-14) Letter from Karen Kinsley, CMHC President, to CHBA President John Hrynkow regarding the need for an annual survey on government-imposed costs on new housing

(2008-05-09) The Potential Effects of Inclusionary Zoning in Canada

(2008-05-05) The Urban Infrastructure Challenge in Canada: Perceptions and Realities

(2008-04-28) Letter to the Hon. Monte Solberg, Minister of HRSC, from CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit and the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant

(2008-04-28) Letter to Karen Kinsley, President of CMHC, from CHBA President John Hrynkow, regarding CMHC's government-imposed costs survey

(2008-04-14) Letter from the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister, Natural Resources Canada, to Richard Lind, President of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, regarding assessment of the current energy performance of Canadian housing


 

(2010-03-06) Progress and Opportunity - Inaugural Address of John Hrynkow, Incoming President    

 

 


(2008-03-11) RED ALERT - “GREEN” LIABILITY ISSUES AND BUILDER RISK MANAGEMENT

(2008-03-11) Letter to the Hon. Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, from CHBA President Richard Lind, regarding extending the R-2000 Initiative to include existing homes

(2008-03-10) The Urban Infrastructure Challenge in Canada: Perceptions and Realities (by Altus Clayton)

(2008-03-10) Letter from Bob Bowen, Director General, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council, to John Kenward, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Home Builders’ Association, regarding a labelling program for community developments

(2008-03-06) Letter from CHBA President Richard Lind to Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, regarding the ecoENERGY Energy Assessment Initiative

(2008-02-28) Background Materials on Liability and “Green Buildings”

(2008-02-26) Home builders welcome Flaherty’s fiscal prudence - CHBA Press Release on the Federal Budget

(2008-02-21) Sustainable Forest Management and USGBC LEED

(2008-02-21) Memo to the CHBA Board of Directors from CHBA President Richard Lind, regarding new report on LEED and Forest Certification

(2008-01-30) Letter from the Honourable Ray Danyluk, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Alberta, to CHBA President Richard Lind, regarding fire safety and the provincial building code

(2008-01-30) Letter from Doug Stewart, Vice President, Policy and Planning, CMHC, to COO John Kenward, regarding Best Practice Guides for Environmentally Responsible Communities and the Virtual Showcase for Housing Excellence

(2008-01-14) Letter to the Honourable Ray Danyluk, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Alberta, from CHBA President Richard Lind, regarding fire safety and the provincial building code

(2008-01-11) Letter to Bruce Clemmensen, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from CHBA President Richard Lind, regarding the Model National Energy Code for Houses

(2008-01-01) EnerGuide Rating System Assessment & Elaboration

(2008-01-01) HARMONIZATION AND HOUSING : A Guide for Provincial Associations in Addressing Key Issues in the Harmonization of Provincial Sales Taxes with the GST

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