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CHBA Net Zero Renovations

More people are working, learning, socializing and exercising in their homes than ever before, and the cost of energy and the importance of comfort and indoor air quality has become more significant. In addition, Canada has set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets that can only be met in the housing sector if residential renovations for energy efficiency are part of the solution.

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CHBA’s Net Zero Home Labelling Program for Renovations (the Program) officially launched after a two year Pilot, October 2021 (read the press release here) that continues CHBA’s long history in leading energy efficiency in residential construction. It builds on the existing Net Zero Home Labelling Program for new homes, which has been leading the industry since 2015.

The Program provides the industry with a clearly defined and rigorous two-tiered technical requirement that recognizes Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes (for new and existing homes), as well as the builders and renovators who provide them. A national network of CHBA Net Zero Qualified Service Organizations, Energy Advisors and Trainers work directly with the renovators to design, model, test and inspect each renovation.

The Pilot

A pilot version of the Net Zero Home Labelling Program for Renovations  "Getting to Net Zero Energy/Ready Renovations" ran from April 2020 to March 2021 to validate technical and administrative details. See more about this work as well as the profiles of the successfully renovated homes, 3 to Net Zero and 3 to Net Zero Ready.


Net Zero training has been developed for renovators and energy advisors who want to be part of this exciting program. The training will help get the necessary knowledge into the hands of key stakeholders and accelerate the industry’s capacity to renovate Canada’s older housing stock to Net Zero or Net Zero Ready. Qualified Net Zero Renovators must successfully complete the prescribed training courses as well as be enrolled in the association’s RenoMarkTM program. Learn more about training opportunities here.

Information for homeowners on the Program, including a list of eligible renovators, can be found here.

Find out how to label your projects through the Net Zero Home Labelling Program for Renovations here.

Looking for additional resources to help market your Net Zero Renovations? Click here.



Lynne Strickland

Director, Initiatives,
Net Zero Energy Housing
613.230.3060 x236