Net Zero Energy Advisor Training - EnerQuality

Net Zero Energy Advisor Training

Education Net Zero Energy Advisor Training

Net Zero Homes produce as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80% more energy efficient than typical new homes and use renewable energy systems to produce the remaining energy they need. Every part of the house works together to provide consistent temperatures throughout, prevent drafts and filter indoor air to reduce dust and allergens. The result: exceptional energy performance and the ultimate in comfort – a home at the forefront of sustainability. It all adds up to a better living experience.

Become part of the CHBA Net Zero Qualified EA network, and work directly with builders and renovators to design, model, test and inspect Net Zero Homes. Learn modelling procedures behind the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program, which reflects advancements in technology and innovations in the housing industry. By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the history of energy efficiency and Net Zero Energy housing in Canada
  • Understand and explain the CHBA’s definition of Net Zero Energy
  • Understand how to become a CHBA Net Zero Qualified EA and how to maintain this designation
  • Understand requirements for project management, timelines and integration of verification checklists/blower door tests into construction process
  • Explain the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program technical requirements, modelling procedures including the Building Envelope and Air Conditioning evaluations, and file submission requirements including the PV System Commissioning Report and PV Ready Checklist
  • Understand high performance wall assembly types and onsite verification
  • Identify and explain best practice application of building science principles on air tight assemblies
  • Identify the effects of glazing on thermal envelope and total building energy efficiency
  • Understand, model and identify Net Zero HVAC system types
  • Understand how to inspect (and potentially test) ventilation systems to ensure proper operation
  • Model solar photovoltaics in H2K
  • Understand and explain the importance of ensuring the final ERS and Net Zero/Ready Home labels are affixed to the electrical panel in each home


About EnerQuality
EnerQuality is Canada’s #1 certifier of energy efficient homes and the market leader in residential green building programs. Founded in 1998 by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA), EnerQuality’s mission is to accelerate housing innovation to improve building performance.

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  • $799 +HST
  • (for students who took the Net Zero Builder Training through EnerQuality): $699 +HST


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Toronto, ON

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Participating EAs must be licensed through NRCan to deliver EnerGuide v15, and ideally also other NRCan programs such as ENERGY STAR®®® and R-2000.

The CHBA Builder’s Manual (2013) is a recommended text. You may purchase this through EnerQuality, or bring your own.


  • Ross Elliott

    Ross Elliott, President and CEO of Homesol Building Solutions Inc., inspires owners, builders, designers and policymakers to create some of North America’s most energy efficient homes. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant (both iPHI and PHIUS) with over 30 years expertise in sustainable building & design. Ross and his team have completed almost 20,000 building energy evaluations, from ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes, R-2000, and Home Energy Check-up Reports, to LEED, Passive House and Zero Energy+ homes.

    Named, for the second time in 2011, Ontario’s Energy Evaluator of the Year, and awarded EnerQuality Hall of Fame in 2014, Ross is also a LEED-Accredited Professional (Building Design & Construction), a Certified Energy Evaluator for ENERGY STAR®® & R-2000 and is a qualified Air Systems & Radiant Hydronic Design Technician. He holds a BCIN Designer designation with the Ontario Ministry of Housing, and is experienced with natural building materials such as strawbale.


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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.