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.

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)

  • Mar 2 1:30-3:00 ET Online Update
  • May 9 1:30-4:30 in St. John's, NL
  • Oct 25 1:30-4:30 in Ottawa, ON (Register HERE by Sep 22)

2016 (Term 1, Year 2)

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

2015 (Term 1, Year 1)

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

Net Zero Builder Boot Camp

For more information on our inaugural session held on May 2nd, 2016, click here.

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 - Venmar Ventilation ULC NEW
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
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

Key Priorities

  • A Labelling Program to distinguish and recognize Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes and the builders/renovators (Learn more here)
  • Marketing & Communications initiatives to develop the Net Zero brand, build awareness and understanding of the value of Net Zero homes, and stimulate market demand
  • Educational initiatives to bridge the knowledge gap and accelerate the industry's capacity to capitalize on Net Zero
  • Financing initiatives to address the initial cost of Net Zero Homes and implement innovative and effective financing mechanisms

CHBA Position on Net Zero

CHBA members can learn more about CHBA's position on Net Zero 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.

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 Net Zero related content by emailing us.

2017 Past Issues
Jul Aug Sep
Apr May Jun
 Jan Feb
2016 Past Issues
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

Nov  Dec

Click here for more Net Zero news.


Sonja Winkelmann
Director, Net Zero Energy Housing
613.230.3060 x235

NZC Sponsor Members





Apply for Council
Membership or Sponsorship

For the term starting November 1, 2017, the following voting member seats are available:

  • 3 Silver Sponsor
  • 3 Bronze Sponsor
  • 1 Builder/Renovator
  • 4 General
  • 2 Academia

To apply, see the Council application package:

Please email applications to winkelmann@chba.ca.