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.
NRCan is piloting an exemption to allow non-ENERGY STAR®-certified fenestration in some ENERGY STAR certified homes, provided certain criteria are met. This will apply to performance path only.  
Read the Bulletin and supporting documents. Questions? Email  Christephanie Uy
One Month Left to Act! Current ENERGY STAR is Comparable to Code

Did you know ENERGY STAR Version 12 is comparable to the Ontario Building Code package A6? For only about $150 more, you can achieve the ENERGY STAR standard on your homes.

Enroll your homes before the August 31, 2017 deadline, and have until August 31, 2019 - a full two years - to complete your build.

Enbridge & IESO Partner to Offer New Incentives 

Enbridge has partnered with IESO and the Save on Energy program to offer new incentives - helping homeowners to lower energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Customers can get $1,600 back for energy efficiency upgrades to renovation plans. 

Enbridge is offering two webinars, August 10 & 15, for you to learn more about the Smart Savings Program and how you can help your clients save money and energy. 

OHBA Conference, Awards of Distinction  Coming to Niagara

The annual Ontario Home Builders' Association conference is coming up September 25-27 in Niagara.

Events and sessions include "Leveraging Climate Change" (speakers include EnerQuality's Shannon Bertuzzi), "Housing Goes Modern," "Tarion Home Warranty Update," a tradeshow and the OHBA Golf Tournament.  

The conference wraps up on the 27th with the OHBA Awards of Distinction. 

BILD Home Show Division to Launch New Show in 2018

Toronto Home Shows, a division of BILD, has announced a new show starting in November 2018.

HomeFest is a festival-type event that will encourage consumers to discover what "home" really means to them, and help them make their homes a reflection of their lifestyles.

"HomeFest is a celebration of the lifestyle of home" says Festival Manager Tina Holmes.

Save The Dates: Housing Innovation Forum & Awards

Mark February 22, 2018 on your calendar for the next Forum & EQ Awards.

With sessions, the Innovation Showcase exhibit hall, and networking opportunities, the annual Housing Innovation Forum is a celebration of the best of the residential green building industry. 

As always, the Innovation Gauntlet will allow you to choose what will take the coveted Most Innovative Product trophy!

Of course, the day ends on the highest note, the EQ Awards, recognizing leading builders, evaluators and others for their outstanding work in 2017.
Exhibitor spots (which include an application for the Innovation Gauntlet) available now.

For more information, please  email EnerQuality
Get Ready for Fall ENERGY STAR, Net Zero and Other Training

EnerQuality has a full slate of workshops for the Fall of 2017. The course offerings include:
  • Renewable Energy Options to Get You to Net Zeroin conjunction with Toronto And Region Conservation Authority (Toronto)
  • ENERGY STAR for New Homes Part 1: Advanced Building Science (Toronto)
  • ENERGY STAR for New Homes Part 2: 2017 Standard (Toronto)
  • ENERGY STAR for New Homes Part 3: Sales & Marketing (Ottawa and Toronto)
  • Net Zero Version 1 Builder Training (Ottawa and Toronto)
  • Net Zero Version 1 Energy Adviser Training (Toronto
As always, HBA-member pricing applies.

SBC Presenting Guest Speakers at August Event

On Aug 22nd, join Sustainable Buildings Canada for an evening session at Toronto's Spoke Club. 

Speakers are Greg Allen of Rivercourt Engineering on Net Zero Energy vs. Zero Emissions Buildings, Bettina Hoar of Sage Living on building for human health and well-being, and both Dave Petersen of Outside in Design & Build and Miyoko Oikawa of SBC on high performance construction and design strategies in residential buildings.
Corey McBurney
Rose Benedetto
Managing Director
Shannon Bertuzzi
Vice President, Market Development

Jessika Diamond
Events and Marketing Manager
Christephanie Uy
Certification Manager

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Program Coordinator
Kain Allicock
Program  Coordinator

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