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.
On January 1, 2018, additional requirements supporting climate change and environmental initiatives in the Ontario Building Code will come into effect. These include establishing electric vehicle charging requirements for new homes and workplaces. 
Questions? Please email  Christephanie Uy
CHBA CEO Speaks to Senate Committee About Low-Carbon Economy

Earlier this month,  CHBA CEO Kevin Lee testified before the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources as part of its study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy. 
Kevin's remarks focused on ensuring that improving energy efficiency and addressing climate change doesn't come at the cost of reduced housing affordability. 
Ontario Building Partnership to Boost Consumer Confidence 

The Ontario Building Officials Association, Tarion Warranty Corporation, and EnerQuality's parent organization the Ontario Home Builders' Association have announced they will be forming the Ontario Building Partnership.

The agreement aims to increase consumer protection for new home buyers, improve industry standards and achieve greater consistency in education and application of standards in Ontario's home building industry.

Read more about the Ontario Building Partnership
CCR wins Environmental Stewardship Award

London's CCR Building & Remodeling won the EnerQuality Environmental Stewardship Award at the LHBA Awards of Excellence on October 12, 2017.

CCR won for their sustained commitment to incorporating environmental best practices into all their work. 

EnerQuality and ENERGY STAR builders Sifton Properties also took home four trophies.

Join EnerQuality at a Virtual Tradeshow
Interested in attending an expo and tradeshow, but have no time to take away from the office?

November 1st, the  Green Building Expo is taking place in a virtual environment. This show will be held in cyberspace - tour the trade shows and interact with exhibitors online - and the content will be available online for six months.

EnerQuality joins the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Canadian Wood Council and others as sponsors and partners for the event.

Time Running Out for Fall Training

Time is running out for taking train this Fall, but there are still a few workshops left:  

November 7-8 -
Net Zero Version 1 Building Training ( Toronto)  
November 14 - ENERGY STAR for New Homes Part 3: Sales & Marketing ( Ottawa)
November 23-24 - Net Zero Version 1 Energy Advisor Training ( Toronto)
November 29 - Renewable Energy Options to Get You To Net Zero ( Toronto

As always, HBA-member pricing applies. All four courses are still in the Early Bird pricing stage!


February 22, 2018 - a full day of sessions celebrating the best of the residential construction industry, and  the most innovative products and ideas. 

Back again is the Innovation Gauntlet, where  you choose what takes the cove
ted 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) are now available.

Awards Nominations open and Tickets go onsale November 15th.

For more information, please  email EnerQuality
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
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Program  Coordinator

Golara Mehrpour
Program  Coordinator

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