CHBA Net Zero Renovator - EnerQuality

CHBA Net Zero Renovator

Education CHBA Net Zero Renovator

Online session via Zoom


Join us to learn all about Net Zero Energy Renovations and about the new CHBA Net Zero Labelling Program for Renovation Version 1, launching this fall!

In this course participants learn the latest developments on approaches to Net Zero/Ready renovations focused on ensuring customer comfort and satisfaction. Attendees will review the Net Zero/Ready design principles, equipment options, emerging technologies, and construction practices and learn to identify the performance gap between “existing” homes and new net zero homes. This course reflects the advancements in technology and innovations in the Canadian housing industry.

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  • Early bird HBA member (register by August 19, 2022): $399 +HST
  • Early bird non-member (register by August 19, 2022: $429 +HST
  • HBA member regular fee (registration on or after August 20, 2022): $429 +HST
  • Non-member regular fee (registration on or after August 20, 2022): $459 +HST


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Course Content:

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand how to assess for ideal candidates for Net Zero Renovations.
  • Learn how to become a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Renovator
  • Learn how to work with a CHBA Qualified Energy Advisor to achieve the Net Zero Label for a renovation.
  • Receive reference Net Zero/Ready Home case studies for each Canadian climate zone.
  • Identify how varying client motivations for pursuing a Net Zero Renovation could result in different approaches.
  • Know the history of energy retrofit incentives as well as some of the unintended consequences from those programs.
  • Discover how homes were built in different decades and how this impacts a Net Zero Renovation.
  • Learn how to adjust Net Zero renovation plans to different budgets and stage renovations over time.
  • Understand how to determine if an interior or exterior approach is advisable/cost-effective.
  • Hear how energy monitors can be used as sales tools with existing homeowners.
  • Understand how a small PV array on a Net Zero Ready home can support the renovation and customer goals.
  • Know how to provide preliminary estimates of PV generation prior to engaging experts.
  • Meet peer renovators engaged in deep energy renovations.
  • Have tools and tips for promoting Net Zero Renovations on social media.
  • Learn how to approach the complex safety issue that can occur with existing fireplaces in deep energy retrofits.
  • Describe the differences between a home renovated to Net Zero and a home built to meet the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program Requirements.



Strongly recommended: Advanced Building Science

Who Should Attend:

Renovators • Builders • Contractors • Architects • Project Managers • Developers • Manufacturers and distributors of high performance building products • Consultants • Architectural Technologists • Those interested in building Net Zero •


  • Gord Cooke

    Gord Cooke

    President, Building Knowledge Canada

    There are few professionals in Ontario that can match Gord Cooke’s broad knowledge of the inner workings of a house. Highly regarded in the Ontario homebuilding industry, Gord is a professional engineer, trainer, author, and industry consultant. For over 25 years, Gord has helped builders and HVAC contractors implement innovative technologies and build better homes. He is an effective and passionate educator and advocate for better building practices, improved indoor air quality, and energy efficiency.


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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.