Net Zero Home Labelling Program

How to Become a Qualified Net Zero Participant

How do I become a Qualified Net Zero Builder?

1) CHBA Membership. Be a CHBA member in good standing. 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. Complete the CHBA Net Zero Builder Training with a minimum exam score of 75%. An “SO approved” Building Science Training course is a pre-requisite to the CHBA Net Zero Builder Training. Once training has been successfully completed builders can request the Net Zero/Ready Home logos from their Service Organization (SO) for promotion of projects. (Builder companies must have at least one trained person on staff.)

3) EnerGuide. Become an EnerGuide (ERS) registered builder with NRCan before starting the home.  

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(s).

5) Registration. Once the first home has been labelled, the SO verifies that all Program Requirements have been met and then prompts the builder to register with the CHBA by signing the Builder Agreement and Attestation at www.chba.ca/NZHLPregistration

-  Once registration is complete, the SO sends the builder a confirmation letter along with the program marketing collateral including the "Qualified Net Zero Builder" logo. The builder will then be added to the www.NetZeroHome.com webpage as a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Builder.

 

How do I become a Qualified Net Zero Renovator? (Pilot Requirements)

1) CHBA Membership. Be a CHBA member in good standing. 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) RenoMark. Be a RenoMark Renovator. 

3) Training. Complete the CHBA Net Zero Builder Training and the CHBA Net Zero Renovator Training with a minimum exam score of 75% by March 31, 2021. An “SO approved” Building Science Training course is a pre-requisite to the CHBA Net Zero Builder Training. Once training has been successfully completed renovators can request the Net Zero/Ready Home logos from their Service Organization (SO) for promotion of projects. (Renovator companies must have at least one Net Zero trained person on staff.) 

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(s).

5) Registration. Once the first home has been labelled, the SO verifies that all Program Requirements have been met and then prompts the Renovator to register with the CHBA by signing the Renovator Agreement and Attestation at www.chba.ca/NZHLPregistration

-  Once registration is complete, the SO sends the Renovator a confirmation letter along with the program marketing collateral including the "Qualified Net Zero Renovator" logo. The Renovator will then be added to the www.NetZeroHome.com webpage as a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Renovator.

 

How do I become a Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor?

1) Training. Complete both the CHBA Net Zero Builder Training and the CHBA Net Zero Energy Advisor Training with a minimum exam score of 75%. An “SO approved” Building Science Training course is a pre-requisite to the CHBA Net Zero Builder Training.

2) EnerGuide. Be registered through NRCan to deliver the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS), and ENERGY STAR for New Homes or R-2000.

3) Mentoring. Complete at least two Net Zero Home files, mentored and reviewed by a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor. The Service Organization (SO) can provide “training” files if actual homes are not available. The SO will provide the Energy Advisor with a mentor EA to review the two files.

4) Registration. The SO verifies that all Program Requirements have been met and then prompts the EA to register with the CHBA by signing the EA Agreement and Attestation at www.chba.ca/NZHLPregistration. (Must have a CHBA account to login. If EA is not a member contact CHBA.)

-  Once registration is complete, the SO sends the EA a confirmation letter along with the program marketing collateral including the "Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor" logo. The EA will then be added to the CHBA Qualified NZ Energy Advisor directory at www.chba.ca/nze.

 

How do I become a Qualified Net Zero Trainer? (delivery of Builder and Energy Advisor Training)

1) Pre-requisite. Be a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor. 

2) Approval. Be approved by your Qualified Net Zero Service Organization (SO) to deliver the training.

3) Experience. Must have successfully completed an adult learning instructional skills/train-the-trainer course and have experience delivering technical training.

4) Mentoring. Must receive mentoring at their first session from a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Trainer.

5) Registration. The SO verifies that all Program Requirements have been met and then prompts the Trainer to register with the CHBA by signing the Trainer Agreement and Attestation at www.chba.ca/NZHLPregistration

-  Once registration is complete, the SO sends the Trainer a confirmation letter along with the program marketing collateral including the "Qualified Net Zero Trainer" logo. The Trainer will then be added to the CHBA Qualified NZ Trainer directory at www.chba.ca/nze.

 

How do I become a Qualified Net Zero Service Organization?

1) CHBA Membership. Be a CHBA member in good standing. 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.)

2) EnerGuide. Be a licensed Service Organization through NRCan to deliver the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS), and ENERGY STAR for New Homes or R-2000.

3) Energy Advisor. Must employ/contract at least one CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor (EA) and ensure they meet all Program requirements.

4) Training. If SO chooses to deliver CHBA Net Zero Training, they must employ/contract a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Trainer for the course being delivered.

5) Registration. The CHBA verifies that all Program Requirements have been met and then prompts the SO to register with the CHBA by signing the SO Agreement and Attestation at www.chba.ca/NZHLPregistration

-  Once registration is complete, the CHBA sends the SO a confirmation letter along with the program marketing collateral including the "Qualified Net Zero Service Organization" logo. The SO will then be added to the CHBA Qualified NZ Service Organization directory at www.chba.ca/nze.

 

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.

Program Requirements