CHBA Net Zero for Energy Advisors – April 11 & 12

Education CHBA Net Zero for Energy Advisors – April 11 &...

Two half days online: Tuesday, April 11th  12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 12th 12:000 -4:00 p.m. (EDT)

In this course energy advisors learn the latest developments on approaches to Net Zero/Ready homes with a focus on the best practices used in modelling these homes using HOT2000. Participants will enhance their knowledge of Net Zero/Ready design principles, emerging technologies, construction practices and learn the skills to help their builder clients implement these strategies and meet the requirements of the Net Zero Home Labelling Program.

Join us to learn the program modelling procedures and guidelines – which reflects the advancements in technology and innovations in the housing industry.

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

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  • HBA Member: $699 +HST
  • Non-HBA Member: $749 +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.


Current Registered Energy Advisor, Experience working with Hot2000 software with strongly recommended
ERS Energy Advisor License
Proficiency in HOT2000 (v11.11) and software installed on your computer
Advanced Building Science (or equivalent, can also complete after this workshop)
CHBA Net Zero Builder (can also complete after this workshop)
**As a reminder, you will need the updated HOT2000 (ver 11.1) Software installed for the session.

Who Should Attend:

Registered Energy Advisors requiring training to register as a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor


  • Andrew Oding

    Andy Oding

    Vice President and Director of Building Science at Building Knowledge Canada

    Andrew is the Past-Chair of the CHBA Net Zero Housing Council and Vice chair of the CHBA Technical Research Committee (TRC).

    Andrew is a recognized building science trainer with the Government of Canada-Office of Energy Efficiency, Building Science Specialist (University of Toronto), a Certified Energy Evaluator (CEE), LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and mechanical designer.

    Andrew and the Building Knowledge Team work with builders, building officials, manufacturers and trades across Canada and in the U.S. providing building science support and training, energy code compliance, volunteer program compliance (ENERGY STAR®®, Net Zero Home, LEED , R2000,etc).


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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.