Why choose a Net Zero Home?

Net Zero Homes produce as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80% more energy efficient than typical new homes and use renewable energy systems to produce the remaining energy they need. Every part of the house works together to provide consistent temperatures throughout, prevent drafts, and filter indoor air to reduce dust and allergens. The result: exceptional energy performance and the ultimate in comfort – a home at the forefront of sustainability. It all adds up to a better living experience.

Exceptional Value

  • A Net Zero Home produces as much energy as it consumes and is up to 80% more energy efficient than a home built to conventional standards.
  • With a Net Zero Home, your utility bills will fall to an all-time low, and stay low all year round.
  • A Net Zero Home protects you from future increases in energy prices. Over the years, that could be a very big deal.
  • Built to higher standards than conventional new homes, a Net Zero Home is more durable – with high performance, warm windows and better insulated walls and roof.

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Greater comfort, healthier living

  • A Net Zero Home delivers exceptional comfort all year round.
    –    Advanced construction methods and materials along with superior heating, cooling and ventilation equipment means even temperatures throughout the house.
  • Exceptional indoor air quality for healthier living.
    –    A built-in filtered fresh air system reduces allergens and asthma triggers, such as dust, pollen and outdoor air pollution.
  • Tightly built and well insulated, a Net Zero Home is quieter. Outside noise such as traffic, lawnmowers and barking dogs are virtually silenced.

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Environmentally responsible

  • By purchasing a Net Zero Home, you’re doing your part to protect against climate change and preserve natural resources for future generations.
  • A Net Zero Home produces as much energy – clean, renewable energy – as it consumes.
  • It’s also equipped with water-saving fixtures and appliances.
  • All of a Net Zero Home’s features work together to significantly minimize your household’s environmental footprint.

The people behind the movement.

  Since 1943, CHBA has been “the voice of Canada’s residential construction industry.” Representing one of Canada's largest industry sectors, our membership is made up of some 9,000 companies – including builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, lending institutions, insurance providers, and service professionals. >Learn More


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Learn more about Net Zero Energy Homes

We know that as a smart consumer, you want reliable information from trusted sources. See what Natural Resources Canada and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation have to say about Net Zero Energy Homes.

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Did you know you can get a 25% rebate on your mortgage insurance premium?

It's true! Find out how much you can save when owning a Net Zero Home by visiting Genworth Canada or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

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Net Zero Home Awards

These homes are Qualified under the CHBA Net Zero Labelling Program (either Net Zero Ready or Net Zero). The award recognizes excellence in high performance homes that have an appealing aesthetic, including overall exterior and interior design, use of building forms and materials, creative use of space, and functionality of floor plan. In addition to being entered in the Net Zero Home Award category, Net Zero homes can also be entered into the corresponding New Home Award category.

2019 Finalists

RND Construction Ltd.
Ottawa, ON

Sifton Properties Ltd.
London, ON
"West 5 Townhome - The Emery”

Timberworx Custom Homes
Aberfoyle, ON
"Avant Garde” 

Insightful Healthy Homes Inc.
North Vancouver, BC
"Zen House in North Shore” 

Steve Snider Construction Inc.
Port Perry, ON

2018 Finalists

MCL Construction Ltd.
Quispamsis, NB
“Bitterroot Lane Net Zero Project”

Landmark Homes Canada Inc.
Edmonton, AB
“An Affordable NetZero Home at Maple Crest”

Denim Homes
New Minas, NS
“The Boscobel”

Falcon Heights Contracting Ltd.
Victoria, BC

Doug Tarry Ltd.
St. Thomas, ON