ENERGY STAR for New Homes - For Energy Advisors - EnerQuality

ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – For Energy Advisors

Education ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – For Energy Advisors

Industry expert Andy Oding (Building Knowledge Canada) dives into the changes and requirements of the new standard for Canada’s most successful green building program.

As of January 2018, Natural Resources Canada has introduced new exam requirements for all ENERGY STAR® for New Homes energy advisors who evaluate homes under Version 12 and/or Version 17 Ontario.

Specifically, energy advisors who have a Participant Administrative Arrangement for the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes program will be required to pass the EnerGuide Rating System Foundation Level Exam and the recently developed ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Energy Advisor Exam in order to remain active under the program.

This course will provides a rigorous and broad overview of the ESNH energy advisor exam requirements.

The course will not replace an individual’s need to study the full NRCan technical and program guides in preparing for the exam; rather it will compliment and aid current energy advisors who are preparing to take the new Energy Advisor exam.

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  • HBA Members: $259.99 +HST
  • Non-members: $309.99 +HST


BILD Offices - Awards Hall
20 Upjohn Rd
Toronto, ON
M3B 2V9

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Course Content:

  • ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Core Competencies, including:
  • General Knowledge of the ESNH program
  • ESNH minimum compliance requirements
  • ESNH compliance options
  • ESNH terminology, calculations and electrical savings
  • ESNH MURBs procedures
  • ESNH on-site verification and data collection requirements
  • ESNH Energy Advisor Verification Checklist requirements
  • Roles and responsibilities of Natural Resources Canada
  • Roles and responsibilities of your service organizations (ie, EnerQuality)
  • Roles and responsibilities of Energy Advisors
  • Roles and responsibilities of ESNH builders
  • ESNH policy for enrolment and labeling
  • Proper use of the ENERGY STAR® name and symbol under the program
  • Annual Builder Attestations

Who Should Attend:

New and existing Energy Advisors, and those interested in becoming EAs on the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes program


  • Andrew Oding

    Andy Oding

    Andrew is General Manager and Director of Building Science at Building Knowledge Canada. Andrew is the 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.