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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.

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.

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



Sonja Winkelmann

Senior Director,
Net Zero Energy Housing
613.230.3060 x235
[email protected]


Marie Hanchet

Project Manager, MURBs
Net Zero Energy Housing
613.230.3060 x263
[email protected]


Brett Cass

Technical Manager,
Net Zero Energy Housing
613.230.3060 x233
[email protected]


Ejaz Hussain Farook

Project Manager,
Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP)
613.230.3060 x242
[email protected]


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CHBA Position on Net Zero

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