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Annual Meeting of Members - February 21, 2020



Advanced Building Science Workshop

Delivered by:
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At This Forum You Will:
  • Learn how Atlantic builders are using Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) to challenge manufacturers to better meet their needs
  • See best practice examples and construction costs for a case study home for two wall systems and two heat pump systems (each from competing manufacturers)
  • Learn factors to consider when selecting and designing wall systems from local experts
  • Learn about mechanical system sizing and new cost effective duct distribution approaches
  • Get an overview of recent developments with Net Zero construction and other forms of high performance housing nationally and in our region
  • Work with your peers to judge and consider energy performance improvements for your next build.
Date & Time
February 21, 2020
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration Deadline
February 14, 2020
Fredericton Inn
Fredericton, NB
Students $25 + HST
CHBA-NB Members $325 + HST
Non-Members $350 + HST
Register more than 2 people from your company and receive a $50 discount per additional registrant
(Prices Include Lunch & Refreshments)
Cancellation: All cancellations must be received prior to the registration deadline in order to receive a refund. All cancellations received after the deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
Schedule of Events
11:00 AM
Welcome Message
Claudia Simmonds, CHBA-NB
High Performance Housing
Costing Tool Summary
Lauren Lipka, NB Power
High Performance Wall Systems
Design Factors
Technical Presentation
Lauren Lipka, NB Power
1:00 PM
Rockwool Wall System
Vincent Chiu, Rockwool
1:55 PM
Dupont Wall System
Brian Chisholm, Dupont
Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump (HP) Systems
2:45 PM
HP Sizing Best Practices And Case Study
Dara Bowser, Bowser Technical
3:55 PM
Daikin Heating System
Shawn Slaunwhite, Daikin
4:25 PM
Mitsubishi Heating System
Benoit Thibault, Mitsubishi
4:55 PM
Wrap Up And Final Comments Presentation
Claudia Simmonds, CHBA-NB
Different walls system will be discussed, wall system selection tips and installation guidelines. Lauren will cover relevant transition details (foundation, floor header, roof, window and door openings), construction process and tips. Learn how to avoid condensation in wall cavities, all about air barriers, vapour barriers and the latest details and recommendations for flashing and weather proofing at windows.
Lauren Lipka is a Technical Energy Advisor for NB Power. He is also an Energy Advisor and trainer for Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) housing programs - the R-2000 Initiative, ENERGY STAR® and the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) for New and Existing Homes. He has over 25 years of experience in the residential industry in various capacities including real estate appraisal, real estate assessment, energy evaluations on new and existing homes and has worked in Saskatchewan, PEI, Newfoundland & Labrador and New Brunswick. Lauren has specialized in energy efficiency consultations, plan evaluations (Hot2000) and air tightness testing. Lauren is also a CHBA Net Zero Labeling Program Energy Advisor and trainer for the Canadian Home Builders’ Association NB and serves on the CHBA Net Zero Technical Committee (TC) and the ENERGY STAR® Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). 
Vincent Chiu
Building Science Engineer
ROCKWOOL’s presentation will introduce stone wool insulation, how it’s made, and its properties. The presentation will delve into how to design and build energy efficient and durable walls using stone wool. It will cover cladding attachment strategies, the construction process, and details for builders when using ROCKWOOL’s stone wool products. Additionally, the latest structural deflection testing results will be presented along with easy to follow design tables for designers and builders. Finally, the moisture performance of highly insulated wall assemblies will be presented and discussed.
Vincent is a building engineer and works within ROCKWOOL’s building science team. He has a diverse understanding of building systems, having attained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Building Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, where he focused on building diagnostics and rehabilitation, building modeling, wind engineering and building aerodynamics.
At ROCKWOOL, he works with architects, engineers, and consultants on designing energy efficient and durable buildings across North America. He also manages building science research projects and engages the architectural community through visits, educational seminars, events, etc.
Brian Chisholm
Residential Specialist - Atlantic Canada
Performance Building Solutions
The majority of new homes built in Atlantic Canada today are not properly protected against the risks of moisture intrusion into the building envelope. As a result, the major cause of deficiency complaints with the Atlantic home warranty organizations is moisture intrusion. Ironically, the fix is quite simple, and easy to apply. Brian will show you a method that will protect the home, and also qualify for a 10 year labour and materials warranty.
Brian has been involved in the in the construction industry in Canada for over 4 decades. His primary area of expertise is building weatherization and insulation. He has worked with Owens Corning as National Sales and Specification Manager specializing in residential and industrial insulation applications. He has also worked with CertainTeed as Atlantic Regional Sales Manager. For the last 8 years, he has been the Atlantic Residential Specialist for DuPont, conducting training on the proper methodologies to keep moisture from compromising (i.e.. destroying) buildings. Brian been active with local HBA chapters throughout his career, including serving on boards, as well as with the Atlantic Chapter of Construction Specifications Canada, where he served as Chairman for 2 terms.
Wondering how to choose a heat pump for your new homes? Learn how to make decisions about Heat Pump systems using the latest information & tools. Learn how central heat pump systems can be installed using advanced ductwork that is space efficient and easy to install.
Dara Bowser has been involved in residential HVAC systems and Energy Use in Buildings as a consultant, manufacturer, researcher and trainer for more than 40 years. Dara is the president of Bowser Technical Inc; a nationally recognized consultancy specializing in HVAC System Performance. Projects including Design, Research, Quality Assurance, and Fault Investigation. Bowser Technical Inc also provides Advanced HVAC Design services for residential projects in across Canada.
Commercial Account Manager
Air source heat pumps, are an evolving technology that has a significant market potential in the Atlantic Provinces. In response to a selection of builder questions on central air heat pumps, Daikin will present their product line for-central heat pumps available in Atlantic builders. The presentation will touch heat pump topics such as commissioning and maintenance, local support, cut-off temperatures, Freeze up protection, sound, energy efficiency, dehumidification, and smart technologies. After attending this presentation, you will have a better understanding of Daikin Central Heat Pump Systems and how you can integrate this technology into you new housing projects.
Shawn has a 10 year track record of growing Daikin Business in Atlantic Canada in both the residential and commercial market segments. He currently champions Daikin products directly in market promoting Daikin’s commercial VRV Products to business leaders and key stake holders across Atlantic Canada. His residential experience ranges from design and install of HVAC systems, to selling at the kitchen table.
Benoit Thibault
Business Development Representative
Light Commercial & Residential
HVAC Division
Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.
Air source heat pumps are an evolving technology that have a significant market potential in the Atlantic Provinces. In response to a selection of builder questions on central air heat pumps, Mitsubishi will present their product line for-central heat pumps available for Atlantic builders. The presentation will touch heat pump topics such as commissioning and maintenance, local support, cut-off temperatures, freeze up protection, sound, energy efficiency, dehumidification, and smart technologies. After this presentation, you will have a better understanding of Mitsubishi central heat pump systems and how you can integrate this technology into you new housing projects.
Benoit Thibault did an electrician and refrigeration course as well as a building mechanics course, installer for 16 years with residential and commercial equipment such as mini split, electric furnace, oil, rooftop, control, geothermal energy. More then 10 years engineering sales and application in the HVAC distribution sector, 10 years field service and support etc
Thank You Corporate Sponsors!


Awards of Excellence Banquet
& Comedy Fest!
Our Annual Awards of Excellence Banquet is truly the premier event for our Association in New Brunswick. It is the accumulative celebration of our Association, our Industry and most importantly of our Members. Join us as we recognize and celebrate “Building Excellence” during this night of wine wine, fine dining, music, laughter and applause.
Hotel Information
Participants are invited to take advantage of the special room pricing we have arranged. 
Our room rate is $114 + Taxes.
To receive this special pricing contact the:
The Fredericton Inn
Local Callers: 506-455-1430
Toll Free: 1-800-561-8777
And book under our
Block Code: CHBA
This fantastic rate is available until
February 6, 2020
or while rooms are available –
 so don’t delay.
Date & Time
February 21, 2020
6:00 pm - Reception
7:00 pm - Banquet
10:30 pm - Toast The Winners
$150 + HST/Person
$1,050 + HST/Table of 8
Deadline to Register
February 7, 2019
Often described as “one of the most talented comics in the business,” Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and on television for more than twenty years. Known as the “Bi-Polar Buddha”, Tazz is equal parts comedian, and motivator who likes to enlighten, educate and inspire. As a result, his one-man shows have drawn rave reviews and standing-ovations from coast-to-coast. Tazz’ many national festival appearances have included the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, and the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival, for which he annually multi-tasks as a writer, producer and performer. Tazz’ explosive Gala performances at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival over the years can be seen frequently on CBC television and the Comedy Network.
Dave Lawrence, EMCEE
Born and raised in London, Ontario. The current morning show host on UP! 93.1's The Wake UP! Show, Dave has been entertaining audiences for almost 15 years now. Dave got his start in stand-up comedy, signing on with Yuk Yuk's Canada and touring with the likes of Howie Mandel, Tom Green, Pauly Shore, Gerry Dee & Norm MacDonald. Transitioning into a radio host over 5 years ago, Dave was always interested in heading East with his family. In 2015 joining Up 93.1 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. A long winning track record as an emcee/host for concerts, weddings, fitness & dance competitions, award shows and public addresses, this guy knows how to have fun and make sure any audience in front of him does too!
Stefanie Coleman,
CHBA National President
Stefanie Coleman is the owner of Pretty Smart Homes, a renovation and design business in St. Thomas, Ontario. She is also a Senior Project Manager at Building Knowledge, a company dedicated to improving the energy efficiency in homes across Canada.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations received prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. Any cancellations received after the deadline will not be eligible for a refund.
Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available
The Awards presentations are not complete without our amazing sponsors.
We invite you to become part of the ceremonies and marketing by becoming a sponsor at the event.
Award Sponsorship - $2,500
✓ Signage at the banquet displaying you as an Award Sponsor (value: priceless)
✓ Complimentary link from our website to your website (35,000 hits annually) (value: priceless)
✓ Your company logo on all Awards marketing material (value: priceless)
✓ VIP seating at the Gala Awards Banquet (value: priceless)
✓ 2 complimentary ticket to the Gala Awards Banquet (value $300)
✓ Professional photography of your company presenting an award ($400)
✓ An opportunity to present the award you have sponsored at our Awards Banquet (value: priceless)
✓ Your company featured as sponsor on the award, in our Annual Magazine, our post award sponsored social media advertising, and on our website (value $5,500)
✓ Your company featured as sponsor of the award in Media Publications dedicated to the Awards Winners & Sponsors (value $1,500)
Friends of the Banquet Sponsorship $500
✓ Signage at displaying you as a Friends of the Banquet Sponsor (value: priceless)
✓ Complimentary link from our website to your website (value: priceless)
✓ Your company logo on all event marketing material (value: priceless)
✓ 1 complimentary ticket to the Gala Awards Banquet (value: $150)
✓ Your company featured as sponsor on our website (value $500)
Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors