How do I become a Qualified Net Zero Builder?
1) Membership. Builders and renovators must be a member of the CHBA. Learn more about the benefits of membership and contact a local HBA to join. (When you join a local HBA, provincial and national membership is included.) CHBA members are required to register all their homes with a warranty provider.
2) Training. Successfully complete the Net Zero Building Science Training. (Builders must have at least one trained person on staff.) Contact a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Service Organization (SO) for more information. (Once training has been successfully completed, you can request the Net Zero/Ready Home logos from your SO to begin promotion of your projects. See the Program Administrative Requirements for complete details.)
3) Licenses. Become an EnerGuide (ERS) registered builder with NRCan before starting the home. Contact a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Service Organization (SO) for more information.
4) Labels. Work with a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor (EA) and Service Organization (SO) to obtain ERS and Net Zero/Ready labels for the home.
5) Registration. Once these requirements have been met
(the first Net Zero/Ready Home must be labelled), the
designation of CHBA Qualified Net Zero Builder/Renovator is earned and you can register. (Once verified by the SO, they will provide you with a "Qualified Builder/Renovator" logo and other marketing collateral.) You will then be added to the www.NetZeroHome.com webpage as a Qualified Builder/Renovator.
To maintain this designation, participation in on-going CHBA Net Zero education is required (at minimum, at the time of program change), and at least one Net Zero or Net Zero Ready Home must be labelled every 3 years. All CHBA Qualified Net Zero Builders/Renovators must register with the CHBA annually.
Builders/renovators are responsible for complying with the
Builder/Renovator Agreement and meeting all program requirements. They
build/renovate the homes and are responsible for ensuring that their
homes meet the Program Technical Requirements. They must provide
attestation to CHBA that all program requirements have been met.
For more information see the Program Requirements below
(you must be a CHBA Member and logged in to view it)
or contact a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Service Organization.