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Save the Date for EQ Awards 

The EQ Awards will be held on February 21, 2019 at the Toronto Marriott Markham. The Housing Innovation Forum will be on hiatus in 2019. 

Registration will open on November 1st. Nominations for the Awards - for work completed in calendar year 2018 - will also open on November 1st. Any EnerQuality builder in good standing is eligible to be recognized. 

EnerQuality Builders Clean Up at OHBA Awards

Long-time EnerQuality builder Great Gulf took home top honours at from the Ontario Home Builders' Association Awards of Distinction Gala in Ottawa, winning 2018 Ontario Home Builder of the Year.

At the awards held on September 25, 2018, EnerQuality builders won 13 awards, including a second for Great Gulf, Low-Rise Project Logo Branding (1-3 Storeys).

Upcoming EnerQuality Training

EnerQuality has a full slate of energy efficiency and building science training for all the members of your team. 

Part 9 Residential Air Barrier/Air Tightness  back by popular demand !
The first one sold out so we're doing it again. High performance air barriers & low infiltration rates are essential for ensuring healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient buildings and enclosure systems. Highly recommended for site supervisors, construction managers and foremen.  January 14, 2019 Read more

ENERGY STAR Part 1: Advanced Building Science   
An introduction to the principles behind energy efficient construction. You kn ow y ou build better homes. Do you know how and why you do it? For  your team members new to ENERGY STAR or in need of a refresher, a pre-requisite for ESNH V17. October 23, 2018 . Read more .

energy star logo Learn the technical requirements of the latest standard, the ROI on ENERGY STAR, strategies to reduce callbacks and improve building performance, and how to stay ahead of where the market, the industry and policy is moving on energy efficiency.  October 24, 2018. Read more

EnerGuide Rating System V15
Explore the new version of Canada's energy performance rating and labeling program for houses. EnerGuide, used coast-to-coast, is a third-party certified, Ottawa-backed, home performance label that clearly and simply demonstrates your home is built far better than code (at less cost than SB12 3.1.1 Prescriptive Compliance).  November 2, 2018 .   Read more

Net Zero / Net Zero Ready
Net Zero Energy Homes are the pinnacle of energy efficiency, and third-party verified by EnerQuality. Learn how t o efficiently design and plan homes that meet the program standard, and gain a practical  understanding of cost-effective technologies already available.  December 4-5, 2018. Read more .

Early bird rates, HBA member discounts and group rates all apply

LEEP Gas Mechanicals Forum coming to Toronto

On November 15, OHBA, CHBA and Enbridge, in conjunction with Natural Resources Canada, are presenting a one day LEEP Gas Mechnicals Technology Forum designed to address builder needs.

This forum was developed in response to challenges raised by builders through the HBA network, and will feature speakers from Building Knowledge, NRCan, HVAC Designs, Branthaven Homes, Enbridge and more.  It focuses on the needs of today's housing and opportunities to improve comfort and efficiency, while reducing cost, mechanical footprint, bulkheads, and box outs.  

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

Jessika Diamond
Events and Marketing Manager 

Christephanie Uy
Certification Manager

Bari Rapp
Program Coordinator
Kain Allicock
Program  Coordinator

Golara Mehrpour
Program  Coordinator

EnerQuality is Canada's #1 certifier of energy efficient homes and the market leader in residential green building programs. 

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