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Net Zero Leadership Summit 2024

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Canada's Foremost Event for Net Zero Homes 

This June, we invite you to join us for an in-person interactive event for the residential construction and renovation industry, where participants will gain insight and explore innovative, industry-leading efforts. This event is not a typical conference where you simply listen to people talking on a stage. This is a Leadership Summit, where participants are part of the dialogue; interacting and providing input and feedback during each session to work though the opportunities and challenges. Focused on valuable content and participant engagement, the Summit will convene leaders in the industry such as builders, renovators, energy advisors, product manufacturers, service providers, utilities, developers, as well as government, and academia from across Canada. 

Supporting the industry

In 2014 with the inception of the Net Zero Council (NZC) and in 2015 with the development of the Net Zero Home Labelling Program, CHBA renewed its leadership role and supporting innovation by helping early adopters of Net Zero Homes overcome barriers and voluntarily build to higher levels of energy performance. The program has since grown to include renovations and low-rise MURBs. Now, with emissions and resilience on the horizon in the Building Codes, the goal is to work with the leaders to find affordable ways for the industry to meet these new challenges. 

Action-packed agenda

The agenda is guided by the CHBA NZC nation-wide strategic plan developed in part from the results of the past Summits, where priorities and stakeholders were identified to ensure a holistic approach was being implemented, and to support the industry with solutions and tools. Over the course of this event, you will have opportunities to engage with the other participants, speakers, panellists, and the Demo Hub exhibitors, offering you a deeper network upon which to build your Net Zero business opportunities. And, like previous years, we’re going to have some hearty Canadian fun while we’re at it, eh!? 

Hosted at the River Rock Casino Resort in beautiful British Colombia, this stunning waterfront location is ideal for networking with industry leaders and for motivational scenery to inspire innovative developments in residential construction and renovations. 

And with the addition of an optional LEEP ASHP session on Monday, June 10, and the optional tours on Thursday, June 13, come for the week and consider staying for a weekend to enjoy all there is to do in the stunning Greater Vancouver Area (GVA) and Vancouver Island regions. 

Register now to secure your seat at the most outstanding table in the Canadian Net Zero Home community! 

What You Need to Know About the Net Zero Leadership Summit 

  • Tickets sell quickly - be sure to reserve your spot today! 
  • There's an impressive list of industry experts presenting. 
  • It’s a one-of-a-kind event that brings industry leaders together to network, learn about advancements, and figure out next steps. 

Who's invited?

  • Senior design, construction, and R&D staff of leading home builders and renovators. 
  • Energy Advisors and consultants that influence the adoption of innovations by their clients. 
  • Leading manufacturers and suppliers who support energy efficiency and innovation, especially those who are actively engaged in Net Zero projects. 
  • Utility representatives who have been actively promoting energy management programs to the Canadian industry or are developing new programming. 
  • Those who work at financial institutions, insurance providers, realtors, academia, and all level of government, and are working on innovative solutions to help support the residential construction and renovation industry achieve higher levels of performance. 

If you know someone who should be attending, forward them a link to this webpage! 

what's new this year?

  • Optional LEEP ASHP Workshop the day before the Summit, Monday, June 10. 
  • Optional tours the day after the Summit, Thursday, June 13. 
  • Expanded Demo Hub to connect builders and renovators to solution providers. 

What's included

  • 2 days and 2 evenings of industry leading content, engagement, and networking. 
  • Monday night informal drop-in reception with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, fun activities, networking and registration in the Demo Hub. 
  • Tuesday night informal evening event with buffet dinner, cash bar, Emerging Innovations Showcase, Open Mic, and networking in the Demo Hub. 
  • Tuesday & Wednesday meals: breakfast, lunch & breaks (plus food at Monday and Tuesday evening events). 
  • Unlimited access to each presenter's slide deck after the event. 

Testimonials

“We would be a decade behind meeting our national climate emissions goals without the excellent work of the CHBA and the Net Zero Leadership contributors.” 

Melanie Ross, Manager, Applied Research, Green Building Technologies, SAIT 

“I attended the Net Zero Leadership Summit in 2020. As my first Summit, I was unsure what to expect. But I can say it was well worth it! First, the content was spot on. Relevant and useful information. Keynote speaker Tony Seba was incredible. As participants we were part of the dialog to create a nationwide action plan. I had the opportunity to engage with industry leaders and stakeholders. And I left with new ideas, strategies, and contacts to build my business. Thanks Sonja and the CHBA!”  

Larry Perko, CEO, Renew Biotech Inc. 

“The Canadian Home Builders Association is an incredible resource for anyone involved in the building sector. Events like the Net Zero Leadership Summit provide relevant and timely information to all who attend; not to mention a great way to expand your network - whether meeting in person or virtually.” 

Cindy Gareau, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Consulting Energy Advisors (CACEA) 

“The 2020 Net Zero Leadership Summit was an invaluable learning experience. In addition to all the networking opportunities, it offered the attendees a star-studded line-up of interesting presentations that expanded our capacity to decarbonize the building sector.” 

Roberto Pecora, Acting Executive Director, Zero Emissions Building Exchange 

 “The Net Zero Leadership Summit is the not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn from the leading energy efficiency experts. These are the subject matter experts that can help you manage the energy transition with exciting new ideas and emerging technologies that will help you achieve all of your climate goals.” 

Susan Cudahy, Supervisor Strategic Builder Relationships, Residential New Construction, ENBRIDGE 

“The 2020 Net Zero Leadership Summit was a great pragmatic learning experience which exceeded my expectations.  Developers, builders, technicians and community leaders enthusiastically shared many experiences and knowledge that has been a great help to me and my team in navigating the realities of the new sustainable paradigm.” 

Derek Thompson, Land Development Project Manager, Saskatoon Land, City of Saskatoon 

“The Leadership Summit was certainly an event that I did not appreciate the true value of until I was in the conversations and presence of so many thought leaders of our industry. I gained so much more knowledge from the sessions and general conversation, mingling than I could have imagined. Will not be missing any future summits!” 

Jennifer Weatherston, Vice President Operations, Doug Tarry Limited 

“The Net Zero Leadership Summit is a chance to learn, teach,and grow with the most experienced Net Zero Leaders from across the country. You do not want to miss this!” 

Joe Geluch, President, Naikoon Contracting Ltd. 

“The Net Zero Leadership Summit is the best place to learn the latest trends in the Net Zero community and to be inspired by the energy of like-minded individuals.” 

Haitao Yu, R&D Lead, Landmark Group of Companies 

“The 2020 Net Zero Summit met and exceeded all expectations.  The presenters were first-class, very knowledgeable and thought provoking.  I left the Summit energized, full of terrific ideas and eager for the 2021 event!” 

Claudia Simmonds, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick 

“If you really want to know where the building industry is heading, and what the leaders in energy efficient building are thinking, this is the event for you.” 

Robert J. Jonkman, Director Codes and Standards - Structural Engineering, Canadian Wood Council 

Sponsors

As a CHBA Net Zero Council Sponsor Member, you also receive recognition as a sponsor of the Net Zero Leadership Summit. Want to become a CHBA NZC sponsor? Learn more here.