Media Release: EnerQuality's Better Built Homes Workshop Series - EnerQuality

Media Release: EnerQuality’s Better Built Homes Workshop Series

News Media Release: EnerQuality’s Better Built Homes Workshop Series

Announcing EnerQuality’s Better Built Homes Online Workshop Series


For the first time ever, workshops are available online and free for Ontario Homebuilders


Toronto, ON (May 5, 2020) – Enbridge Gas has made it possible for Ontario homebuilders to register for EnerQuality’s high performance new construction workshops at no cost. At this critical moment for the home building industry, we all need homes that are energy efficient, sustainable, healthier, and affordable. Enbridge Gas, along with EnerQuality’s partners and sponsors, are removing as many barriers to participation as possible.


“Through this new virtual accreditation process, we are supporting home builders in their efforts to build homes to the highest level of health and efficiency, in the most accessible and cost-efficient way possible during these challenging and unprecedented times,” says Susan Cudahy, Supervisor, Strategic Builder Relationships, Enbridge Gas.​


“Taking action to build better comes from sharing knowledge and innovation,” says Rose Benedetto, Managing Director, EnerQuality. “The high-performance home building industry is up for the challenge, and we want to extend our thanks to Enbridge Gas, and our group of forward-looking Partners and Sponsors, for making it happen.”


This workshop series will be delivered by Building Knowledge Canada’s, Vice President and Director of Building Science: AndyOding,​one of Canada’s foremost building scientists and the former Chair of the CHBA’s NetZero Housing Council.


EnerQuality’s BetterBuilt HomesOnline Workshop Series is composed of three workshops including:


  1. Advanced Building Science

Thursday, May 7 & Friday, May 8, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT​(sold out)

Registration Now Open: Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT Free for eligible Ontario homebuilders, or $19.95 plus HST


  1. ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes V.17 Builder Training (Ontario)​

Thursday, May 21, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST and Friday, May 22, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT


Free for eligible Ontario homebuilders, or $149 plus HST


  1. CHBA’s Net Zero / Net Zero Ready Builder Training​(New​ Version) Monday, June 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST and Tuesday, June 2, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT Free for eligible Ontario homebuilders, or $249 plus HST


Spaces are limited. Participants who are not eligible for the complimentary registration receive up to 95% off.

To register, click here.

EnerQuality’s Partner and Sponsor community includes PanasonicCanada, Owens Corning Canada,

Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling, Ontario Home Builders’ Association, AeroBarrier, Dave’s Ducts andReliance Home Comfort.

“These workshops have been influential in setting the pace for new construction in Ontario,” says Salvatore

Ciarlo, Technical Services Director, OwensCorning Canada.​“Whether building to code or to a higher standard, there is a workshop to satisfy all builders’ needs and interests.”

“There’s no better time to learn about key home building concepts and innovations that increase the comfort,

control and efficiency of homes,” says Kevin Smith, General Manager, PanasonicCanada.​“Participants can accelerate their learning and become qualified to build to a higher industry standard – all in a very short amount of time.”

About EnerQuality

EnerQuality Corporation ( is the market leader in green building programs. Founded in 1998 as a partnership between the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, EnerQuality’s mission is to transform Ontario’s housing into the most energy efficient and sustainable in the world.

For media inquiries, contact:     Sarah Margolius 416-566-4189 E:
For registration, contact:            Adrian Babrikels Munoz E:

  • Ontario homebuilding professionals will receive up to 3 complimentary registrations per workshop. Limit of 50 complimentary registrants per workshop. Contact EnerQuality for details.

With thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

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Our Partners


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