About the Net Zero Council

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.

Mandate
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 (below) 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.)


2019 (Term 3, Year 1)

  • Jan 29 @ 1:30 ET, Online Update
  • May 7 & 8, Niagara Falls, ON
  • Oct (TBC), Ottawa, ON

2018 (Term 2, Year 2)

  • Mar 19, Victoria, BC
  • Oct 16, Ottawa, ON

2017 (Term 2, Year 1)

  • Mar 2, Online Update
  • May 9, St. John's, NL
  • Oct 25, Ottawa, ON

2016 (Term 1, Year 2)

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

2015 (Term 1, Year 1)

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

Council Members (Nov 1, 2018 to Oct 31, 2019)

Management Committee Members  Builder/Renovator Members 
Avalon Master Builder Brookfield Residential
Building Knowledge Canada Clay Construction
Habitat Studio Concert Properties
Insightful Healthy Homes Inc. Corvinelli Homes Ltd.
Landmark Homes Canada Inc. De Waal Developments
Minto Group Doug Tarry Homes
Naikoon Contracting Ltd. Dunsire Developments Inc.
North Ridge Development
Effect Home Builders Ltd.
RDC Fine Homes Inc. Gibraltar Homes NEW
Reid's Heritage Homes Great Gulf

Hopewell Residential
Sponsor Members
Ian Paine Construction NEW
GOLD - Owens Corning Canada
Mattamy
SILVER - All Weather Windows
Net Zero Developments NEW
BRONZE - BASF Canada
Qualico Developments Canada NEW
BRONZE - Enbridge Gas Distribution
Riko Homes Ltd. NEW
BRONZE - JELD-WEN of Canada
RND Construction

Seaman and Sons Builders NEW

Sean
General Members
Solar Homes Inc.
Barrier Sciences Group
Steve Snider Construction Inc.
BC Hydro
The Conscious Builder
Bluewater Energy Inc. NEW
Timberworx Custom Homes
Canadian Wood Council
Urbandale Construction NEW
CHBA Modular Construction Council
Wrighthaven Homes Ltd.
Cosella-Dorken

EnerQuality
Ex-Officio Members
NAIMA Canada
NRCan OEE Housing
s2e Technologies Inc.
NRCan CanmetENERGY
Union Gas Limited
NRCan LEEP
Venmar Ventilation ULC
NRC

CMHC
Academia Members
CHBA Board/Executive Committee
BCIT NEW
CHBA Technical Research Committee
George Brown College
CHBA Canadian Renovators’ Council
SAIT Green Building Technologies CHBA Professional Development Committee


Net Zero Council Org Chart



Net Zero Builder Boot Camp

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

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

​See what the NZC is working on right now!

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.

All CHBA electronic publications, including the Net Zero News, are available to CHBA members by email. To manage your publication preferences, please sign in (top right of this page) and click on your name to access your profile, or by emailing communications@chba.ca.

2018 Past Issues
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2017 Past Issues
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2016 Past Issues
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2015 Past Issues
Oct Nov Dec
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Jan N/A Mar
2014 Past Issues

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Contact


Sonja Winkelmann
Director, Net Zero Energy Housing
613.230.3060 x235
winkelmann@chba.ca
@NZEhomes

NZC Sponsor Members

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

BASF



Apply for Council Membership or Sponsorship

For the year starting November 1, 2018, the following voting member seats are still available:

  • 1 Silver Sponsor
  • 2 Bronze Sponsor
  • 3 General
For more information see the Council application package below: Please email applications to winkelmann@chba.ca.