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CHBA Net Zero Renovator

Education CHBA Net Zero Renovator

AND December 16, 2020 12:30 am – 4:00 pm EST

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. 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.

Special thanks to our exceptional partner and sponsor community Owens Corning Canada, Panasonic Canada, Mitsubishi Electric, AeroBarrier,  Aeroseal, Lutron, and Swidget for making this workshop series possible.


  • 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).

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.