CHBA Net Zero for Energy Advisors - Nov 7 and 9 - EnerQuality

CHBA Net Zero for Energy Advisors – Nov 7 and 9

Education CHBA Net Zero for Energy Advisors – Nov 7 and...

This is a 2-day intensive training certification course – Day 1 will be a half-day online, and Day 2 will be all-day in-person. There’s a “study” day in between the training days, and students are encouraged to use the time to prepare for the in-person portion.

November 7 (8:30am – 12:30pm EST) – Day 1 is a half-day online (via Zoom) training and focuses on the latest developments on approaches to Net Zero/Ready homes with a focus on the best practices used in modelling these homes using HOT2000.

EAs will learn the program modelling procedures and guidelines – which reflects the advancements in technology and innovations in the housing industry.

November 9 (8:30am – 4:30pm EST) – Day 2 is a full-day in-person training, taking place at Angus Glen Golf Club (Markham) and the in-person component is a requirement as part of the 2-day training. Students will be asked to bring their laptops to continue working on the Modelling Exercise, and our instructor will continue through the training materials.

  • Please review the course prerequisites below before registering
  • Class size is limited to 15 students; we will start a waitlist once the class reaches capacity.
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  • HBA Member: $825 +HST
  • non-HBA Member: $875 +HST


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Course Content:

Successfully completing the CHBA Net Zero Energy Advisor Training is a requirement for Energy Advisors participating in the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program.

Upon successfully completing the course (incl. the modelling exercise and exams), Energy Advisors who are registered to deliver the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) and ENERGY STAR® for New Homes will be eligible to register as a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor.

In addition to new Energy Advisors seeking the CHBA qualification, this course is also the update training required for those Net Zero Energy Advisors already qualified in the program.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the history of energy efficiency and Net Zero Energy housing in Canada
  • Understand and explain the CHBA definition of Net Zero Energy
  • Understand how to become a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor and how to maintain this designation
  • Understand requirements for project management, timelines, and integration of verification checklists/blower door tests into construction processes
  • Learn how to navigate and administer the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program documents: The Technical Requirements, the Administrative Requirements and the Technical Procedures Guidebook
  • Learn how to comply with the CHBA Net Zero Modelling Procedures including the Building Envelope evaluation, as well as the file submission requirements for the Project Registration Workbook
  • Understand how to model high performance wall assembly types and complete onsite verification
  • Understand how to lead in the integrated design process, collaborating with all project stakeholders involved in Net Zero and Net Zero Ready projects
  • Learn how to input solar photovoltaic (PV) values into HOT2000 to get a home to Net Zero
  • Identify the effects of glazing on thermal envelope, total building energy efficiency (especially the cooling loads), and occupant comfort
  • Identify and model Net Zero HVAC systems


- Current Registered Energy Advisor with NRCan, Experience working with Hot2000 software with required
- Proficiency in HOT2000 (v11.11) and software installed on your computer
- Successfully completed 50 or more Energy Assessments, or more than 1 year experience as an EA
- Completed the Advanced Building Science training certification
- Completed the CHBA Net Zero Builder training certification

**As a reminder, you will need the updated HOT2000 (ver 11.1) Software installed on your laptop/computer for the session.


  • Jack Zhou

    Jack Zhou

    Owner, A & J Energy Consultants Inc

    With a background in building science, Jack Zhou has worked in low-rise residential construction since 2004. Early in his career, Jack worked as a framer, insulator, drywaller, installed Hi-Velocity ductwork, and performed energy simulation. He later earned the HRAI Residential Air System Design Technician and Residential Hydronics Design Technician Designation and started designing HVAC systems and performing energy audits for existing homes.

    Jack teaches energy-efficient housing techniques through both private and public sector organizations, colleges and universities in Ontario, British Columbia, the Republic of China, and South Korea.

    Jack also works as a Technical Committee member for the Ontario Home Builder’s Association (OHBA), Canadian Home Builder’s Association (CHBA), EnerQuality Corp, Natural Resources Canada ENERGY STAR®®® for New Homes Standard, and Canadian Associations of Consulting Energy Advisors. Jack enjoys cost-effectively accelerating the transition to sustainable housing!


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Cancellation Policy:

EnerQuality endeavours to be as flexible as possible with our cancellation policy. In the event you are unable to personally attend a workshop, you may, with prior notice, substitute another representative from your company. A refund (less $50 administration fee) will be issued for cancellations made up to 14 days in advance of the workshop. Contractual obligations and agreements with third parties may require for the policy to be amended or revised from time to time. EnerQuality reserves the right to reschedule, relocate, or cancel events. Should this be required, we will provide prior notice to all registrants.