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Net Zero Leadership Summit 2023

Spring Training Camp / Net Zero Leadership Summit 2023 Full Agenda Now Available! Click here!

This Spring, CHBA’s popular Net Zero Leadership Summit is being combined with Building Knowledge Canada’s Spring Training in a super-charged "mash-up" event that will bring together two of the top building science events in Canada. The best of the best will come together in Stratford, Ontario for informative speakers, training (including some hands-on), and a grand tour of some building sites showcasing good building science. This event is aimed at anyone interested in learning more about high-performance housing.

The Main Themes:

  • Strategies to decarbonize new and existing homes in Canada : What are Canada's leading builders preparing for future designs and communities
  • Opportunities for air-to-water systems in low load homes-Design synergies and strategies
  • The deeper impact of Low Carbon materials and construction within the housing industry
  • Grid Interactive Homes and communities: What is the strategy for future new community development
  • New strategies for smaller, integrated air distribution design in low load homes: ASHP, Hybrid and ventilation synergies.
  • Deep Historical Retrofits: Building Science Lessons learned and design strategies
  • Lessons learned: Net Zero Renovations - CHBA NZ Council
  • A Deep Building Science Dive into EXERGY - Distinguished ASHRAE Lecturer Robert Bean


  • Registration spots are going quickly!
  • It will be like attending a highly specialized all-inclusive TED talk on the most relevant building science challenges and opportunities facing our industry.
  • There's already an impressive list of presenting building science experts, and the list is still growing!
  • It's your opportunity to connect with forward-thinking builders and industry champions.


  • For the first time, 2023 will be a mash-up of Spring Training Advanced Building Science and Practical Application and the CHBA Net Zero Leadership Summit.
  • We've added one day to the event so it now spans over four days instead of three.
  • On the last day, attendees can choose between in-house, hands-on Net Zero Training or a bus tour of 3 Net Zero builder sites.
  • The event will be hosted at an exciting new location—the Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel, Stratford, Ontario.
  • There are Demo Hub vendor exhibit opportunities... more information below.

Registration sells out every year so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Sun, 16 Apr 2023, 7:00 PM –
Wed, 19 Apr 2023, 5:00 PM EDT

Best Western Plus The Arden Park Hotel 
552 Ontario Street Stratford, ON N5A 3J3

For those flying in via Pearson Airport, a shuttle service is available via the Stratford Airporter. For more information and to book, go to

This event includes an all-inclusive fee at the wonderful Arden Park Hotel in Stratford, Ontario.
$1450 plus HST per person

  • 3 days of Advanced Building Science & Practical Application information
  • Building site tour or breakout group hands-on Net Zero Training
  • 3 nights accommodations (April 16 - 19)
  • Sunday night informal drop-in reception
  • Monday & Tuesday meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner & breaks
  • Wednesday meals - breakfast, lunch & breaks
  • Unlimited access to each presenter's slide deck

Senior design, construction and R&D staff of leading homebuilders, renovators and condominium developers.

Utility representatives who have been actively promoting energy management programs to the Canadian industry.

Energy consultants that influence the adoption of technology by their clients.

Leading manufacturers who have supported energy efficiency, including those that are actively engaged in Net Zero energy projects.

If you know someone who should be attending and isn't, let us know and we’ll be happy to extend an invitation.

Gord Cooke, Andy Oding and Tex McLeod have combined their talents to create the event with you in mind. This way, they get to bask in the glory when everything goes well, and spread the pain when it doesn’t. This year, Sonja Winkelmann with the CHBA Net Zero Council is joining the forces creating a fantastic event with the Net Zero Leadership Summit. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

  • Dr. John Straube
  • Robert Bean
  • John Siegenthaler
  • Trevor Trainor
  • Frank Lohmann
  • Mike Memme
  • Sonja Winkelmann
  • Gord Cooke
  • Tex McLeod
  • Andy Oding

(You can read the speakers' bios here)

Do you have a product that is new, innovative, or just so cool that you would like to show it off? New to camp this year will be the Demo Hub. Each vendor will be allotted a 6'x3' section along the wall in the main conference room perfect for showing off new tech and generating interest in the awesome building science innovations being made.