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Net Zero Leadership Summit 2020


Now Available: Access to the Net Zero Leadership Summit Report. Click here.

CHBA has taken a leadership role in helping early adopters of Net Zero Energy Homes overcome barriers and voluntarily build to higher levels of energy performance. We are reaching out to ensure our network includes key stakeholders that influence and impact the residential construction industry such as utilities, renewable energy solution providers, infrastructure design and development, financing, education and capacity building, research and technologies.

This event is not a conference where you come and listen for two days then leave with some good information and a few new contacts.

This is a Leadership Summit - where you and all 200 participants are part of the dialogue - interacting and providing input during each session to work though the opportunities and challenges. The result will be a nation-wide strategic action plan where priorities and stakeholders will be identified to ensure a holistic approach is being implemented, supporting the industry with solutions and tools to voluntarily adopt Net Zero at all scales (ie neighbourhoods) and applications (ie renovations).

You will gain insight into what the industry needs, what actions must be taken, and who will be part of developing and delivering these actions. Over the two days you will have opportunities to engage leaders and key stakeholders, leaving you with a stronger network upon which to build your Net Zero business opportunities.

Hosted at Harrison Hot Springs Resort in beautiful British Colombia, this remote location is perfect for networking with industry leaders and for motivational scenery to inspire innovative developments in residential construction.

Secure your seat at the most outstanding table in the Canadian Net Zero community.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

What have we achieved so far?

Presented by Sonja Winkelmann, Director, Net Zero Energy Housing, CHBA

Clean Disruption: Opportunities for the Residential Construction Industry

Presented by Keynote Speaker Tony Seba, Author 'Clean Disruption' & Co-Founder RethinkX

Scaling up: Getting from one Net Zero Home to an entire Net Zero Neighbourhood
  • Wil Beardmore, President, Bluewater Energy
  • Jorge Marques, Manager, Advanced DSM Strategies, Conservation and Energy Management, BC Hydro
  • Mandy Assi, Manager, Commercial Accounts, Fortis BC
  • Derek Satnik, Vice President of Technology, Smart Communities, s2e Technologies
Gary Proskew: HTAP/CBAT
Getting Part 9 MURBS to Net Zero

Presented by Andy Oding, Vice President, Building Knowledge Canada

Factory Building: A business opportunity for site builders
  • Rob McMillan, Product Manager, Prestige Homes
  • Rick Weste, CEO, Triple M Group of Companies
  • Francisco Villarroel, Project Manager, ACQBUILT & Rick Young, Partner & Project Supervisor, Habitat Studio
Net Zero Renos: The final frontier
  • Marie Hanchet, Project Manager - Net Zero Renos, CHBA
  • Peter Amerongen, Managing Partner, Butterwick Construction
  • Joe Geluch, President, Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
  • Chris Higgins, Green Building Planner, Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, City of Vancouver
Education: The key to building industry capacity
  • Vanessa Joehl, Director, Energy Programs & Service Organization Manager, CHBA BC
  • Shannon Bertuzzi, Vice President, Market Development, EnerQuality
  • James Dean, NZ Homeowner
  • Joe Hart, President, Icon Homes Ltd.
  • Roya Khaleeli, Manager, Sustainability, Minto Communities
  • Nathan Manion, Consultant, Feris Buildtech Inc.
  • Gary Hamer, Residential Specialist Engineer, BC Hydro
  • Peter Darlington, President, Solar Homes Inc.

 Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Utilizing Energy Advisors to increase builder uptake
  • Cindy Gareau, Executive Director, CACEA
  • Einar Halbig, Managing Partner, E3 Eco Group Inc.
  • Mark Rosen, Architect, Energy Advisor, Building Energy Inc.
  • Tyler Hermanson, Director/Senior Consultant, 4 Elements Design
  • Chris Higgins, Green Building Planner, Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, City of Vancouver
What are the technical hurdles and what's needed to help industry move this forward? 

Presented by:  Andy Oding, Vice President, Building Knowledge Canada

  • Rick Weste, CEO, Triple M Group of Companies
  • Joe Geluch, President, Naikoon Contracting Ltd.
  • Chris McLellan, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada
 Can we design and build our homes to store carbon?
  • Chris Magwood, Executive Director, The Endeavour Centre Sustainable Building School
  • Robert Jonkman, Director Codes and Standards - Structural Engineering, Canadian Wood Council
Melanie Ross, Green Building Technologies, SAIT:

Residential High-Performance Design & Construction Training - Net Zero!

Peter Moonen, Canadian Wood Council:

Wood construction costing details, March 4.

Gaining consumer uptake: What are the most effective tools?
  • Jennifer Weatherston, Director of Sustainability, Timberworx Custom Homes & Chris Williams, VP, Avalon Master Builder
  • Sonja Winkelmann, Director, Net Zero Energy Housing, CHBA
  • Alex Chapman, Executive Director, Our Energy Guelph
  • Derek Satnik, Vice President of Technology, Smart Communities, s2e Technologies

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Substitution Policy
Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. If the substitute is not a member, the non-member fee will be required. Substitutions must be made in writing to Substitutions will be accepted until February 14, 2020. Substitutions after February 14, 2020 will be accepted only if a company letter authorizing the substitution is presented onsite at the event. For security reasons, badge swapping is not permitted.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
Full event registrations, less a $100 cancellation fee, are refundable if submitted in writing to on or before January 20, 2020. Registration cancellations received after January 20, 2020 are not refundable. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of the cancellation date. No purchase orders are accepted. All refunds will be issued back in the original payment type. Only those attendees who have completed registration and have paid in full will be allowed to join the Summit.

Early Bird Registration Policy
Early bird registration ends December 18, 2019. All registration and payments received after December 18, 2019 will pay the full registration fees.

Privacy Policy
By registering for the Summit you are providing permission to receive emails and mailings related to the event. If you wish to opt out of receiving any of these materials you may do so by emailing the CHBA communications office at The event organizer shall not be liable for (and shall be entitled to use) any photos taken of participants or event proceedings for promotional purposes.

Limitation of Liability
The event organizer reserves the right to amend this program, make speaker changes and cancel this event. If the event is cancelled, the organizer shall refund all registration fees paid, but shall not be liable for airfare or other costs incurred by delegates.