CHBA Net Zero for Qualified Energy Advisors - June 1 & 2 - EnerQuality

CHBA Net Zero for Qualified Energy Advisors – June 1 & 2

Education CHBA Net Zero for Qualified Energy Advisors – June 1...

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**Course Registration is Closed — Class is Full.

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Two half days online: June 1st  (12:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST) and June 2nd  (12:00 -4:00 p.m. EST)

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


  • 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 (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


  • Toby Smith

    Toby Smith

    BSC. ENG., C.TECH, CHBA NZQEA, LEED Green Rater, PHIUS Certified Rater Project Manager | Integrated Design Services / Building Science

    Toby has been working in the energy efficiency sector since 2002. He brings a passion for top tier energy performance and comfort in the built environment. His past project work includes corporate and government research projects, training energy advisors, energy modelling, field assessments, building code compliance (NBC,SB12 & SB10), incentive programs, and project management on existing and new homes, commercial and institutional buildings.
    Since 2017, Toby has been engaging with clients to help them navigate their individual path to high performance, low energy homes that deliver comfort for years to come.

  • Mark Rosen

    Mark Rosen

    Director of Building Science

    Mark is a well-known professional architect, Registered Energy Advisor and building science consultant and joins the Building Knowledge Canada team as a partner and Director of Building Science.
    Mark has always been passionate about creating buildings that perform exceptionally well. Mark started as a site inspector at Building Energy Inc. in 2008 and became its owner in 2011. He has helped develop software tools, sits on several advisory boards, and continues to actively lead the industry toward positive change. Mark was named Ontario’s Energy Advisor of the Year in 2013 and 2018.


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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.