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Net Zero Builder Workshop (Kanata)

Canada’s newest national certification program for residential construction is coming

Don’t miss this highly-rated builder workshop, packed with everything you need to know about the CHBA Net Zero Energy Labelling Pilot and Net Zero Energy/Net Zero Ready home building.

Benefit from your position as one of the first Net Zero trained homebuilders, and train with one of the country’s leading building scientists.  Net Zero Energy Homes are the pinnacle of energy efficiency, and third-party verified to be ultra efficient.

Why get Net Zero trained?

ENHANCE YOUR BRAND – Builders of NZE/NZEr-qualified homes are trailblazers in the home building industry, assuring homebuyers their homes are ultra-energy efficient!  Net Zero Energy-qualified homes receive significant public and industry attention.

INCREASE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION – The superior building envelope and HVAC systems built into a Net Zero Energy home ensures comfort and satisfaction.

SAVING MONEY – They make resource-efficient, sustainable housing accessible to everyday families.  NZE homes save money on energy costs year-round and help protect consumers from future energy price increases

LIVING SUSTAINABLY –NZE homes lower greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%, conserve resources, reduce pollution and minimize a household’s carbon footprint

RESTING EASY – NZE homes provide greater comfort, durability and healthier indoor air quality

Date / Location

Wednesday, Nov 23-Thursday, Nov 24, 2016

8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Best Western Kanata, Ottawa



CHBA Builder’s Manual is required. You may purchase this through EnerQuality, or bring your own.

Course Content

  • Building Science Principles
  • Renewables
  • Air Barrier Systems
  • Windows
  • Foundations
  • Advanced Construction
  • Air-Sealing Techniques
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Marketing
  • R-2000 Program Requirements & Process Overview
  • CHBA NZE Labelling Program Requirements & Process Overview
  • New and Better Building Techniques
  • Case Studies
  • Best Practices
  • Lessons Learned
  • Consumer Benefits
  • More!


Ross Elliott 2015

Ross Elliott

Ross Elliott, President and CEO of Homesol Building Solutions Inc., inspires owners, builders, designers and policymakers to create some of North America’s most energy efficient homes. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant (both iPHI and PHIUS) with over 30 years expertise in sustainable building & design. Ross and his team have completed almost 20,000 building energy evaluations, from ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, R-2000, and Home Energy Check-up Reports, to LEED, Passive House and Zero Energy+ homes. Named, for the second time in 2011, Ontario’s Energy Evaluator of the Year, and awarded EnerQuality Hall of Fame in 2014, Ross is also a LEED-Accredited Professional (Building Design & Construction), a Certified Energy Evaluator for ENERGY STAR® & R-2000 and is a qualified Air Systems & Radiant Hydronic Design Technician. He holds a BCIN Designer designation with the Ontario Ministry of Housing, and is experienced with natural building materials such as strawbale.

Active in his industry, Ross is a Director and Founding Member of Passive Buildings Canada and the Global Passive Buildings Council, a Faculty Member of the Canada Green Building Council and is a past Director of EnerQuality Corporation. He is also a Director of the Ontario Natural Building Coalition. He has provided research and training for major organizations including CMHC, Ontario First Nations Technical Services and Natural Resources Canada. Ross is completing his Masters in Ecological Design, and is currently working with dozens of sustainable building projects including a Zero Energy Passive House, a soap bubble insulated & shaded greenhouse, and his own rural home near Ottawa, recently certified as LEED Gold, R-2000, ENERGY STAR®, EnerGuide 90 and GreenHouse. He first trained as an energy auditor in 1979, worked as a Licensed Journeyman Carpenter for 10 years and operated his own construction business, specializing in Earth Friendly Homes, for seven years before starting Homesol in 1999.


Interested participants can register online.

For reduced rates on accommodations, please contact the Best Western PLUS Ottawa/ Kanata Hotel & Conference Centre (the event venue) at 613-828-2744 and mention “EnerQuality,” or ask for Safiq Devji.

If you have any further questions please contact our office at 416-447-0077 or via email at Jessika@EnerQuality.ca.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund (less $50 admin charges) will be issued for cancellations made up to 48 hours prior to the workshop. * Absence at the workshop without giving 48 hours notice will result in a charge of the full workshop fee. In the event you are unable to personally attend a workshop, you may, with prior notice, substitute another representative from your company. EnerQuality reserves the right to reschedule, relocate, or cancel events. Should this be required, we will provide prior notice to all registrants.

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Course Schedule

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