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.

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.)

2020 (Term 3, Year 2)

  • Apr 22 @ 1:30 ET, Online Update
  • NEXT MEETING: Oct 26-28 (TBC) Virtual Meeting

2019 (Term 3, Year 1)

  • Jan 29 @ 1:30 ET, Online Update
  • May 7 & 8, Niagara Falls, ON
  • Oct 21, 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

2014 (Council Kick-off)

  • Oct 22, Ottawa, ON

Council Members (Nov 1, 2019 to Oct 31, 2020)

Management Committee Members  Builder/Renovator Members 
Timberworx Custom Homes NEW to MC Clay Construction
Avalon Master Builder Concert Properties
North Ridge Development Corvinelli Homes
RDC Fine Homes De Waal Developments
Building Knowledge Canada Doug Tarry Homes
Insightful Healthy Homes Dunsire Developments
Landmark Homes Edmonton Effect Home Builders
Naikoon Contracting Eastwood Homes
Butterwick Construction & Carpentry NEW to MC Great Gulf
Minto Group Habitat Studio

Ian Paine Construction
Sponsor Members
Mattamy Homes
GOLD - Available
Net Zero Developments
SILVER - All Weather Windows
Qualico Developments Canada
SILVER - Owens Corning Canada
Riko Passive Homes
RND Construction
BRONZE - Demilec NEW
s2e Technologies Developments
BRONZE - Enbridge Gas Distribution Seaman and Sons Builders
Sean Homes
BRONZE - JELD-WEN of Canada 
Solar Homes

Steve Snider Construction
General Members
Terra View Custom Homes NEW
Aerobarrier Canada
The Conscious Builder
Barrier Sciences Group Urbandale Construction
BC Hydro
Wrighthaven Homes
Bluewater Energy

Canadian Wood Council
Ex-Officio Members
CHBA Modular Construction Council
NRCan OEE Housing
Energy Saving Products NEW
Mitsubishi Electric NEW
NAIMA Canada
Panasonic Canada NEW
Canadian Forces Housing Agency NEW
Solar X NEW

Switch Energy
Ex-Officio Reciprocal Members
Venmar Ventilation
CHBA Board/Executive Committee

CHBA Technical Research Committee (TRC)
Academia Members
CHBA Canadian Renovators’ Council (CRC)

George Brown College  
SAIT Green Building Technologies  

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.

2020 Past Issues 
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2019 Past Issues
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Jan Feb Mar
2018 Past Issues
Oct Nov Dec
Jul Aug Sep
Apr May Jun
Jan Feb Mar
2017 Past Issues
Oct Nov
Jul Aug Sep
Apr May Jun
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2016 Past Issues
Apr May Jun
Jan Feb Mar
2015 Past Issues
Oct Nov Dec
Jul Aug Sep
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Jan N/A Mar
2014 Past Issues

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Sonja Winkelmann
Director, Net Zero Energy Housing
613.230.3060 x235

NZC Sponsor Members


Opportunity Available




Apply for Council Membership or Sponsorship

For the year starting November 1, 2020, the following voting member seat is still available:

  • 1 Gold Sponsor Member
  • 1 Silver Sponsor Member
  • 3 Bronze Sponsor Members
  • 4 General Members
  • 1 Builder/Renovator Member
  • 1 Academia Member
For more information see the Council application package below: Please email applications to winkelmann@chba.ca.