Net Zero Home Labelling Program

CHBA Net Zero Program Benefits

CHBA’s Net Zero Home Labelling Program provides the industry and consumers with a clearly defined and rigorous two-tiered technical requirement that recognizes Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes, and identifies the builders and renovators who provide them. The program has been running since its pilot in 2015 and has labelled over 600 homes in Canada to date.

National Leadership

Participation in this national program offers recognition as an industry leader for those delivering the next generation of high-performance housing to discerning Canadian home buyers. As part of the program, CHBA offers the following benefits to qualified program participants:

BRAND leadership as the residential construction industry's top tier performance target.
COMMUNICATION of program results to key stakeholders such as utilities, government and media, providing program and policy direction.
RESEARCH focused on advancing the voluntary adoption of affordable Net Zero / Ready Homes, including Net Zero Renos and Net Zero MURBs.
CONSUMER LITERACY development through delivery of content, to drive demand for Net Zero Homes.
COORDINATION of efforts nationally through a network of qualified professionals and online data collection systems.

Sales & Marketing Tools

Qualified Net Zero Participant
Logos

Qualified Net Zero Participant
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Builder / Renovator
Map Directory

Labels

 

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Net Zero Builder Brochure

Net Zero / Ready Plaques

Net Zero Home Award Eligibility

Net Zero Newsletter

Net Zero Builder Brochure
Tri-fold and One-pager available. 
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Home Opening / Ribbon Cutting Promotional Package

CHBA will help take your event to the next level. See details below.

For First Qualified Net Zero or Net Zero Ready Home
$4,995/house

The CHBA Member company is the lead for the on-site ceremony coordination and will provide CHBA with their event plan/agenda, which could include: invitations to dignitaries, speakers and other attendees, their own media release, photography, ribbon cutting, etc. In past Net Zero Home opening/ribbon-cutting ceremonies, builders/renovators have invited project stakeholders, project trades, local officials, Mayors, homeowners, etc. We would suggest that you invite as many people as you see fit, following your regional COVID restrictions.

The list below details what CHBA includes in the Net Zero Home opening/ribbon cutting promotional package:

  • CHBA National President or CEO to speak at event.
  • CHBA can notify the local HBA staff, if the member has not yet done so, and invite them to the event, as well as to help with local promotion such as sharing the media release with their contacts.
  • CHBA can also notify the project Net Zero Service Organization and invite them to share the media release with their contacts as well.
  • CHBA can create and provide a co-branded CHBA Net Zero Lawn Sign or banner. CHBA will post the home opening event on our national and Net Zero social media accounts a few days before, and on the day of.
  • CHBA will develop a Media Release for the event and post and share and connect with local media. (Member to provide some information on the home that we can use in our media release as well as the Presidents/CEO’s speech. The type of information we are looking for is what makes this home special; what’s the media “spin” that you’ve developed for your communications, what was the reason you decided to move forward with building a Net Zero Home, what do the homeowners think about the home, etc. Member to also provide photos of the house, as well as ones you’d like to share afterwards from the event such as a ribbon cutting that we could include in the Net Zero News.)
  • CHBA will include a post on the home opening with a photo in the next edition of the Net Zero News.

Please contact Brett Cass to book this promotional package as far in advance as possible.

Social Media

We promote the work of our Qualified Net Zero Participants regularly on our national social media channels @CHBANetZero. (Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn)

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Education Tools

Educational initiatives bridge the knowledge gap and accelerate the industry's capacity to capitalize on Net Zero.

  • The CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program provides a variety of Net Zero training courses, delivered through our Qualified Net Zero Service Organizations. We highly recommend sending your sales staff to the Net Zero Sales Training course to gain a better understanding of which value propositions resonate with specific target audiences.
  • The Net Zero Program also releases annual Program Summary Reports (free to members) that look, in great depth, at the technical detail of the homes labelled.
  • In addition, to provide the most current information to members, we offer several webinars each year on a variety of topics focused on aspects of how to achieve Net Zero.
  • To continue the growth of the Program, feedback from participants and committees are brought forth to help integrate program updates. Collaboration and networking is also an integral benefit of program participation and can be taken advantage of through our conferences, meetings, leadership summits, committees and working groups. 

Training

TRAINING 
Courses for builders, EAs, Renovators, sales staff and coming soon for trades and building officials. View more here.

WEBINARS
Topics relevant to energy efficient construction. View more here.

Training

PROGRAM REPORTS
Information on assemblies, mechanicals, and overall performance of Qualified Net Zero / Ready Homes. View more here.

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PROGRAM UPDATES
Updates to the Program Requirements and education offerings based on industry guidance. View more here.

NETWORKING
Networking and collaboration with an industry peer group focused on high-performance housing.

Qualified Net Zero Participant Logos & Icons

Builders, Renovators, Energy Advisors, Service Organizations, and Trainers that have met the qualification requirements and registered with CHBA are eligible to promote their status as a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Participant using the Qualified Net Zero Participant logos and Qualified Net Zero Participant email signature icons in the secure folders below.  

Using these logos and email signature icons can help you build credibility with customers and increase their confidence in your company. It also tells your industry network that you are committed to energy efficiency and are trained and experienced in Net Zero residential construction. The Qualified Net Zero Participant logo is a silent ambassador for the Net Zero Home Labelling Program, at work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Put the logo to work for your company – make it a part of your company’s identity!

Qualified Net Zero Participants must be logged into their CHBA account to gain access to their respective folder below.

The CHBA Net Zero Logo Branding Guidelines can be found here

Individuals looking to advertise their future participation in the program may contact Brett Cass at brett.cass@chba.ca to request use of the general Net Zero Home program logo below. 


 

NEW: Fees Structure Update - coming in 2022:

Since the pilot in 2015, the Net Zero Home Labelling Program has grown to include over 600 labelled homes to date. Each home labelled and each Qualified Net Zero Participant makes the program stronger. The Program is an industry-developed, self-funded, voluntary program that does not receive any direct financial support for labelling homes. (Unlike the ENERGY STAR® program that’s funded through tax dollars.) To ensure the future of this self-sustaining program, a fair and simple billing structure must be put in place. This update to our billing structure will get us closer to meeting this objective.

1.   Annual Participant Registration Fees will be billed by CHBA-National to each Qualified Participant every January at the time of annual registration and attestation. This fee pays for on-going program administration and marketing.

Qualified Net Zero Builder............................  $250
Qualified Net Zero Renovator......................  $250
Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor..............  $150
Qualified Net Zero Trainer............................  $50
Qualified Net Zero Service Organization...  $150

2.   Annual Home Registration Fees of $100 for each home labelled will be billed to Builders/Renovators by your Qualified Net Zero Service Organization and will be included with the service fees from your SO. This fee pays for on-going Program maintenance including updates to the Technical and Administrative Requirements.

NOTE:
-Newly qualifying participants registering after June 1 will pay 50% of the Annual Participant Registration Fee for the first year, and those registering after December 1 can be deferred to the next calendar year.
- Participants that no longer want to participate in the program must cancel their agreement with the Program by emailing brett.cass@chba.ca in a timely manner to avoid unnecessary fees. Upon cancellation, participants will be removed from the CHBA Net Zero directory listing and they may no longer promote themselves as a Qualified Net Zero Participant. Homes labelled prior to the cancellation will remain qualified and listed. Re-qualification in the future will require that the participant meet all program qualification requirements at time of re-registration.
- Training fees of $45 per participant are billed by your Qualified Net Zero Service Organization at the time of Net Zero Training registration and is included in the price of each course. This fee pays for on-going Net Zero Training course updates and the development of new training courses.
- The fees will increase annually at 2% to account for inflation.