The Builder Bulletin 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.
ERS Retiring the 0-100 scale
The EnerGuide 0-100 system will be retired at the end of this year and going forward all ERS homes will be labeled under the gigajoules scale. Builders wanting a label under the old scale must have their EAs submit house files before December 31, 2018.
Builder Attestations Due - Reminder
ENERGY STAR Builder Attestations are good for one year from date of signature and must be re-submitted each year or per site. If yours is delinquent, it can can be sent electronically to Bari Rapp.
EnerQuality Unveils Fall Training Slate
Starting in September, EnerQuality has a full slate of training available. Stay tuned to the Builder Bulletin for even more training to be announced in the coming weeks.
New this year:
Part 9 Residential Air Barrier/Air Tightness
High performance air barriers & low infiltration rates are essential for ensuring healthy, comfortable, durable, efficient buildings and enclosure systems. Air tightness testing is becoming a common required practice for low carbon building codes and volunteer labeling programs. September 26, 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
ENERGY STAR Part 1: Advanced Building Science
An introduction to the principles behind energy efficient construction. You know you build better homes. Do you know how and why you do it? For those new to ENERGY STAR or in need of a refresher, a pre-requisite for ESNH V17. October 23, 2018. Read more.
ENERGY STAR Part 2: ESNH V17
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.
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.
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