Policy Archive - 2011

(2011-12-30) CMHC Multi-Unit Affordable Housing

(2011-12-22) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the Impact of Climate Change of NBC Requirements

(2011-12-20) Letter to the Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, to CHBA President Ron Olson regarding the Launch of the "Next Generation" R-2000 Standard

(2011-12-19) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the Performance Level for the next edition of the NECB

(2011-12-11) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Ballot 361 - Performance Level for the next edition of the NECB

(2011-12-01) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Energy Efficiency Targets for the Next Code Cycle of the National Energy Code for Buildings

(2011-11-22) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the Water Efficiency in Buildings: Completion of Steps 3.1 to 3.5 of the Protocol for addressing new objectives in model national codes

(2011-11-14) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the Gap and Statistical Analysis on Housing Sprinkler Systems - Follow Up to CHBA letter of March 30, 2011

(2011-11-09) Reflections on Housing - Prepared by Altus Group for CHBA

(2011-11-07) Letter from the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to CHBA Past President Vince Laberge, regarding the Municipal Infrastructure Lending Program (MILP)

(2011-10-28) Assessment Criteria for New Home Labels and Energy Ratings

(2011-10-27) Speaking Notes for Gary Friend to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills And Social Development regarding the Committee’s report, A Framework for Success: Practical Recommendations to Further Shorten the Foreign Qualification Recognition Process

(2011-10-18) Canadian Housing Industry – Performance and Trends

(2011-10-18) Housing Affordability and Accessibility - A Synopsis of Solutions

(2011-10-18) Presentation Notes to The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Pre-Budget Consultations for Ron Olson, Acting National President

(2011-10-03) Are Further Measures Needed to Cool the Canadian Housing Market? - Altus Group Memo

(2011-10-01) Stopping Bad Things from Happening

(2011-10-01) Summary of Atlantic UE Compliance Measurement Initiative - Extract from CRA Report to the CHBA Canadian Renovators' Council, Fall 2001

(2011-09-19) Letter to the Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, from CHBA Acting President Ron Olson, the Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship and the Red Seal Program

(2011-09-08) Letter from the Hon. Jonathan Denis, Alberta Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, to CHBA Acting President Ron Olson, regarding government-imposed charges on new housing developments

(2011-09-07) Letter from the Hon. Diance Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, to CHBA Acting President Ron Olson, regarding the CHBA's correspondence of July 15, July 19 and August 23, 2011, to the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Housing Ministers' Forum

(2011-09-07) "CHBA Applauds New Federal Energy Efficiency Investment" - CHBA Press Release

(2011-08-26) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the Impact of New Requirements on the Cost of a New House

(2011-08-23) Letter to the Co-Chairs of the Federal – Provincial – Territorial Housing Ministers Forum, from CHBA Acting President Ron Olson, regarding historically low interest rateso bscuring the significant and ongoing deterioration housing affordability and accessibility

(2011-08-08) Letter from the Hon. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, to CHBA First Vice-President Ron Olson, regarding the 2011-2014 federal-provincial-territorial affordable housing investments framework

(2011-08-08) Letter from the Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, to CHBA President Vince Laberge regarding the Local Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP)

(2011-07-29) Letter from the Hon. Jonathan Denis, Alberta Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, to CHBA President Vince Laberge, regarding the CHBA's recent letters to the federal - provincial - territorial Housing Ministers Forum

(2011-07-25) 2011 CHBA Pre-Budget Submission

(2011-07-22) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Accessibility

(2011-07-19)  Letter to the Co-Chairs of the Federal – Provincial – Territorial Housing Ministers Forum, from CHBA President Vince Laberge, regarding the Affordable Housing Framework 2011- 2014

(2011-07-15) Letter to the The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, from CHBA President Vince Laberge, regarding Recognizing the Value of CanmetENERGY’s “LEEP” Project

(2011-07-15) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding cost implications of proposed changes to the National Building Code (NBC) be properly considered

(2011-07-15) Letter to the Co-Chairs of the Federal – Provincial – Territorial Housing Ministers Forum, from CHBA President Vince Laberge, regarding the need to address the issue of the affordability of market housing across Canada

(2011-07-13) Renewal of retrofit program welcome news for homeowners, CHBA says - CHBA Press Release

(2011-07-11) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Meeting with Provincial Deputy Ministers & Strategic Issues

(2011-07-11) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Strategic Issues

(2011-07-11) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Energy Efficiency Requirements for Houses - Cost Considerations

(2011-06-29) Estimating the Underground Economy in Canada, 1992-2008

(2011-06-14) Letter to the The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, from CHBA President Vince Laberge, regarding Renewal of the ecoENERGY – Retrofit Homes Program

(2011-06-09) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Standards Council of Canada (SCC) - Presentation to the CCBFC of April 11, 2011

(2011-06-06) Disciplined budget good news for home buyers, CHBA says - CHBA Press Release on the Federal Budget

(2011-06-01) Housing Accessibility Regulation In Canada

(2011-05-31) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Meeting with Provincial Deputy Ministers & Strategic Issues

(2011-05-31) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Meeting with Provincial Deputy Ministers

(2011-05-30) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding ‘Building Codes – A Good Tool in the Right Context’

(2011-05-26) Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emission Performance in Canadian Homes Since 1990, 1990 - 2008 Update

(2011-05-26) “Business Resilience in a Changing Climate” - Round Table on the Environment and the Economy Scoping Meeting on Climate Adaptation - The Perspective and Priorities of the Residential Construction Industry

(2011-05-25) “Business Resilience in a Changing Climate” - National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) Scoping Meeting – Climate Adaptation - The Perspective and Priorities of the Residential Construction Industry

(2011-05-17) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Re-consideration of the Policy of Occupancy Independence in the National Energy Code for Buildings pertaining to Window Area

(2011-05-17) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Guidelines for Observers, Information Submitters and Presenters at CCBFC Meetings

(2011-05-17) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Guidelines for Observers, Information Submitters and Presenters at CCBFC Meetings

(2011-05-17) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Re-consideration of the Policy of Occupancy Independence in the National Energy Code for Buildings pertaining to Window Area

(2011-05-17) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Mandate of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

(2011-05-10) Job Growth and Housing Demand - Reflections on Housing prepared by Altus Group for CHBA

(2011-05-09) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding Proposed Changes for Stair Guards

(2011-05-09) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the Commission's decision-making process

(2011-05-06) Government-Imposed Costs on New Housing in Canada Overview

(2011-04-21) Letter to the The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, from CHBA President Vince Laberge, regarding new financial mechanisms to help to encourage investment in energy efficiency

(2011-04-15) Letter to the Co-Chairs of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, from CHBA President Vince Laberge, regarding federal and provincial support of provincially designated residential construction trades

(2011-03-30) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding Gap and Statistical Analysis on Housing Sprinkler Systems

(2011-03-28) Letter from Kelly Morrision, Acting Director, Housing Division, Officer of Energy Efficency, Natural Resources Canada, to COO John Kenward, regarding feedback on the next generation ERS

(2011-03-23) Letter to Kevin Lee, Director, Housing Division, Natural Resources Canada, from COO John Kenward, regarding performance path compliance

(2011-03-22) Disciplined budget good news for home buyers, CHBA says - CHBA Press Release on the Federal Budget

(2011-03-15) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the National Energy Code for Buildings

(2011-03-09) Letter to Kevin Lee, Director, Housing Division, Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan, from John Kenward, COO, regarding feedback on 'Next Generation' ERS

(2011-03-09) Letter to the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, from CHBA President Vince Laberge, regarding the Municipal Infrastructure Lending Program operated by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation


 

(2011-02-26) Getting It Right! - Inaugural Address of Vince Laberge, Incoming President

 

 


(2011-02-08) Letter from the Hon. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, to CHBA President Victor Fiume, regarding the federal budget (French).

(2011-02-14) Mortgage Rule Changes Related to HELOCs and the Renovation Sector

(2011-02-02) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding NECB - Fenestration and Door to Wall Area Ratio (FDWR)

(2011-02-02) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the National Energy Code for Buildings and FDWR

(2011-02-01) New Home Energy Efficient and ‘Green’ Labels Potential CHBA Assessment Criteria (Draft Report)

(2011-01-31) New Home Energy Efficient and ‘Green’ Labels - Potential CHBA Assessment Criteria

(2011-01-31) CHBA Backgrounder on Federal Policies and Regulations Related to the Immigration of Skilled Labour

(2011-01-28) Impact of Inclusion of Condominium Fees (50% vs. 100%) in Qualification Formula for Mortgage Eligibility

(2011-01-28) Regulatory Reform - A Review of Provincial Government Approaches and Initiatives - Preliminary Report

(2011-01-28) The Urban Infrastructure Challenge in Canada: Making Greater Use of Municipal Debt Options

(2011-01-27) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding SCEEB – Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRVs)

(2011-01-27) Letter to Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, from John Kenward, COO, regarding the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

(2011-01-25) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding residential fire sprinklers

(2011-01-24) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding The New EnerGuide Rating System and Part 9 Houses

(2011-01-24) Letter from Chris Fillingham, Chair of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, to John Kenward, COO, regarding demonstrating compliance with a performance solution in Part 9

(2011-01-11) Letter from the Hon. Diane Finley, Co-Chair of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers, to CHBA President Victor Fiume

(2011-01-07) Evidence of a Housing Wealth Effect

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