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.
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  Christephanie Uy
ENERGY STAR Exam Deadline Approaching - Reminder

After March 31, 2018, all current and potential ENERGY STAR Energy Advisors must pass the Foundation Exam and the ENERGY STAR V17 EA Exam to become or continue to be ENERGY STAR Energy Advisors.   
ON Offers Funds for Low-Carbon Initiatives

The Ontario government has pledged up to $300 million in seed funding to advance low-carbon technologies and/or implement strategies to make greenhouse gas reduction more economically viable. Ontario-based companies and organizations have until May 7, 2018 to submit concepts to the GreenON Challenge.

Examples of the types of ideas the fund administrators hope to see include "new financing mechanisms" and "developing buildings that use dramatically less energy than typical buildings."

Enbridge Launches 2018 Home Energy Program

On February 1st, Enbridge Gas launched their revised Home Energy Conservation program,  allowing homeowners to earn up to $5,000 for installing energy efficiency upgrades, while helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This year's program gives homeowners up to $5,000 back, up from $1,600 -- an increase of more than 200 per cent.

For the next month, Enbridge is holding webinars for homeowners and renovators on the changes to their prescriptive, province-wide program.

EnerQuality Training - Tell Us What You Want

EnerQuality is looking for your input! We're developing our training plan for the next 12 months and would like to know more about what you would like to see us offer. 

Please give us three minutes for a quick survey on the courses and subjects you'd be interested in attending.

ENERGY STAR V17 Builder Training

It's the responsibility of ENERGY STAR builders to keep their training current. It's time get your training up-to-date! 

We're holding an ENERGY STAR V17 Builder workshop on March 23, 2018 in Toronto, with instructor Andy Oding of Building Knowledge Canada. 

As always, HBA member pricing applies!

Climate Change Council Holding 1st Meeting, Webinar

The Ontario Home Builders' Association's Climate Change Council is holding its first general council meeting and Webinar Wednesday in the coming weeks, and attendance is open to all HBA members. 

The goal is to inform stakeholders on cutting edge technologies, practices, products, programs, services and applicable building code changes. The CCC will be an information sharing hub, hosting webinars and promoting training and events to help builders adopt higher levels of energy efficiency and innovation as we all move towards Net Zero.

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

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