Inside is a digest of breaking news, new announcements, program updates and more goodies from the award-winning #1 certifier of ENERGY STAR and energy efficient homes in Canada. Stay current, stay connected, and stay cool.
ENERGY STAR 2017: Time Running Out to Enroll to Version 12. 

With the release of ENERGY STAR for New Homes Standard Version 17.0, the window for enrolling under the previous, Version 12, is closing. 
Version 12 enrollments will no longer be accepted after August 31, 2017 .

Builders enrolling before August 31 to Version 12 have a two-year build-out period. You will have until August 31, 2019, to compete the home.

Read more about the 2017 Standard
ENERGY STAR for New Homes Sales & Marketing Training

You've built the homes. Learn how to sell them! 

May 26, 2017 - Toronto
Oct 3, 2017 - Ottawa

An ENERGY STAR  home is more efficient and reliable than one built to minimum code standards. Let Andy Oding of Building Knowledge teach you how to communicate this message, and how to  translate the technical features into benefits homebuyers can understand.

Early Bird Prices  -  $199 (HBA members),  $229 (non-members)

ENERGY STAR Training in Waterloo, Ottawa

New to ENERGY STAR or need a refresher?  Part 1: Advanced Building Science  covers the building science principles behind energy-efficient construction. 

In Part 2: 2017 Standard, learn what's new, the return on investment, improved strategies for success, and how ENERGY STAR and OBC 2017 will work together.

Ottawa's sessions are next week. Register now!

Ottawa - Part 1 (May 2) and Part 2 (May 3) 
Waterloo - Part 1 (May 16) and Part 2 (May 17)

CHBA Webinar Introduces Net Zero: Version 1

The Canadian Home Builders' Association is offering a webinar officially introducing Version 1 of the Net Zero and Net Zero Ready labelling program, just in time for next week's formal release.

The one-hour webinar, delivered by Director of Net Zero Energy Housing Sonja Winkelmann, covers the history behind the development of the program as well as the requirements for it. 

For those builders, vendors and evaluators who took EnerQuality's Net Zero Pilot Builder Workshops, the webinar will cover the gap between the pilot and the official Version 1.
HBA News: Awards, Awards, Awards

Congratulations to Jeffrey Homes for winning Green Builder of the Year at the DRHBA (Durham Region Home Builders' Association) awards of Excellence. The award was presented by EnerQuality's Vice President, Market Development, Shannon Bertuzzi.

Coming up are the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Awards for Toronto-area industry members. Finalists include EnerQuality builders Mattamy Homes, Minto Communities, Tridel, Great Gulf Homes, Arista Homes, Mason Homes and the Remington Group.

Corey McBurney
Rose Benedetto
Managing Director
Shannon Bertuzzi
Vice President, Market Development

Jessika Diamond
Events and Marketing Manager

Bari Rapp
Program Coordinator
Christephanie Uy
Program Coordinator
Kain Allicock
Program  Coordinator

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