Net Zero Home Label to Recognize Homes that Produce as Much Energy as They Consume

Ottawa, May 2, 2017 – The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) officially launched its Net Zero Home Labelling Program – continuing CHBA’s long history in leading energy efficiency in residential construction. The Program provides the industry and consumers with a clearly defined and rigorous two-tiered technical requirement that recognizes Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes, and identifies the builders and renovators who provide them. A pilot version of the Net Zero Home Labelling Program ran from September 2015 to December 2016 to validate technical and administrative details.

“CHBA supports leading-edge innovation in the residential construction industry with the goal of having those innovations as a voluntary and affordable choice for consumers,” said Kevin Lee, CEO. “The Net Zero Home Label will help to meet the energy efficient housing aspirations of Canadians, and renew Canadian industry leadership in high performance housing. CHBA members have always been leaders and innovators – this program continues that trend.”

Net Zero training has been developed for CHBA members who want to be part of this exciting program. This training will help get the necessary knowledge into the hands of key stakeholders and accelerate the industry’s capacity to achieve Net Zero.

A national network of CHBA Net Zero Qualified Service Organizations, Energy Advisors and Trainers will work directly with the builders and renovators to design, model, test and inspect each home.

“CHBA would like to thank all of our Net Zero Council members and industry stakeholders who participated in the development of the Program through the pilot phase. Your advice and leadership throughout the process helped shape Net Zero and the future of energy efficiency in housing.” said Sonja Winkelmann, Director, Net Zero Energy Housing.

See the full Media Release here.