Why live in a Net Zero Home?
Net Zero Homes, whether new or renovated, 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.

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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 more 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.
  • 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 Sagen (formerly called Genworth Canada) or Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Net Zero Homes Through Renovations
Net Zero Homes are not just for new construction anymore! Do you love your current neighbourhood and home but wish it was more energy efficient, more comfortable, and had better indoor air quality? Some homes are better candidates for a Net Zero Reno than others.  A CHBA Qualified Net Zero Renovator will be able to assist you in determining if your home is a good fit and can recommend various pathways to get there – in one shot, or over time with staged renovations.
Incentives for Home Energy Improvements Vary Across Canada
This is one more reason to work with a local Qualified Net Zero Renovator and Energy Advisor; they’re up-to-date on how to reduce renovation costs, operating costs, and the local incentive and financing programs (such as PACE) - and they may even do the rebate/incentive management on your behalf. Natural Resources Canada provides a directory of energy efficient programs for homes, including retrofits and financial incentives. Qualified Net Zero Renovators will have experience working with energy advisors, and will help manage that aspect of your renovation.

Is a Net Zero Renovation
right for your home?

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) is a financing tool that homeowners can use to upgrade their home’s energy performance or install renewable energy systems with no money down but rather repaid on a property's municipal tax bill over time. Edmonton, Toronto, Saskatoon, and Halifax all have active programs, and many more municipalities are investigating or in the process of implementing PACE financing programs. PACE Canada is an excellent resource to track the most recent uptake, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) currently has a call for applications to support more municipalities in developing PACE financing programs.
Net Zero Builders & Renovators


Don't see your builder or renovator listed here?
Ask them for a Qualified Net Zero Home and we can help them to get started!

Net Zero Home Awards

These homes are Qualified under the CHBA Net Zero Labelling Program (either Net Zero Ready or Net Zero, new or renovated home). 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 or Home Renovation Award category.
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2022 Finalists

Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home

Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home
Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
North Vancouver, BC
"White Rock Net Zero"  - WINNER

Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home
J. Zsiros Contracting Ltd
Courtenay, BC
"Black and White Luxury”

Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home
Sinclair Homes
Waterloo, ON
"White Pine Project”

Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home
Kemp Construction Management Ltd.
Delta, BC
"Net Zero Nest”

Best Custom or Renovated Net Zero Home
STW Cutting Edge Carpentry Inc.

Best Production Net Zero Home

Best Production Net Zero Home
Minto Communities
Ottawa, ON
"The Caraway”  - WINNER

Best Production Net Zero Home
WrightHaven Homes Ltd.
Fergus, ON

Best Production Net Zero Home
Kingwell Fine Homes
Guelph, ON
"Beau Soleil -The Ray”

Best Production Net Zero Home
RND Construction Ltd
Ottawa, ON
"The Walnut”

Best Production Net Zero Home
Big Block Construction
Saskatoon, SK
"Willowview Heights”

Hasler Homes ltd
Vancouver, BC
"Linda Vista” - WINNER

Claxton + Marsh
Guelph, ON
"Under a Parisian Sky"

Morley Mountain Homes
Nelson, BC
"The SANZ Project"

North Ridge Development Corporation
Saskatoon, SK
"Net Zero Home in Martensville”

RND Construction Ltd
Ottawa, ON
"Spruce Grove”

Minto Communities Inc.
Ottawa, ON
"The Hampton” - WINNER

Bercum Builders Inc.
Kelowna, BC
"Heirloom Shores"

J. Zsiros Contracting Ltd.
Courtenay, BC
"Absolute Zero”

Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
North Vancouver, BC
"One Raven Net Zero”

Steve Snider Construction Ltd.
Port Perry, ON
"Lakeview Farm”

Timberworx Custom Homes
Aberfoyle, ON
"Avant Garde”  - WINNER

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

RND Construction Ltd.
Ottawa, ON

Steve Snider Construction Inc.
Port Perry, ON

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

Falcon Heights Contracting Ltd.
Victoria, BC
“Synergy” - WINNER

Denim Homes
New Minas, NS
“The Boscobel”

Doug Tarry Ltd.
St. Thomas, ON

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

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

Doug Tarry Homes
St. Thomas, ON
“The Northgate Net Zero Home” - WINNER

Ottawa, ON
“Minto Killarney NZE Home”

Reid’s Heritage Homes
Guelph, ON
“The Net Zero Discovery Home”

 Sloot Construction
Guelph, ON
“Sloot Custom Net Zero"

 Voyer Construction
Laval, QC
“Net Zero Condos Val des Ruisseaux”