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Training, Workshops & Conferences

Lead the Next Generation of Housing! Build Your Houses This Summer to a Whole New Level of Energy Efficiency! - NET ZERO!

 

The Canadian Home Builders' Association New Brunswick is pleased to be a Service Organization for the CHBA Certified Net Zero Housing Program

 

Research tells us that the next generation of new home buyers will choose homes that have a smaller footprint, are more environmentally friendly and are less expensive to heat and cool. Are you ready for your next customer?

Build a Certified Net Zero Home - Become a Leading-Edge Builder.

This is a great opportunity for You to be recognized as a leader in energy efficient home construction in New Brunswick and Canada! Net Zero Homes are no longer a dream for the future. Net Zero Homes are now a part of the New Brunswick landscape. Don’t get left behind.

Steps to Becoming a Certified Net Zero Builder

1. Complete the 2-Day Energy Efficient New Home Construction Workshop (Formerly the R-2000 Workshop). Workshop registration details below. If you are a current R-2000 Builder proceed to step 2.

2. Complete the Net Zero Builders Workshop (see workshop dates and locations below)

3. Enroll a home through the CHBA-NB Net Zero Program and have your plans modeled to meet the Net Zero Technical Requirements;

4. Construct a home to meet the Net Zero Technical Requirements;

5 Our Net Zero Evaluator will work with you to meet the Technical Requirements;

6. Upon completion, your home will be sent to Natural Resources Canada for Net Zero Certification by CHBA-New Brunswick;

7. Retaining your Net Zero Builder Status requires that you enroll and certify at least one Net Zero Home every 3 Years and take update training as required.

STEP 1

R-2000 Builders’ Workshop ENERGY EFFICIENT NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION

Presented by: Lauren Lipka, EnergyWise Consulting Ltd.

 This 2-day workshop will provide participants with the information that will enhance your knowledge of Building Science and provide you with the latest technologies to build an energy efficient house for today’s market.

The Areas of Technical Focus Are:

- R-2000 & ENERGY STAR Design Tips

- Optimized Building Envelopes

- Wall Assemblies Including Air Barriers, Insulation And Windows

- Mechanicals For Low-Load Homes

- Electrical Baseloads, Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, DHW

 This workshop is a requirement for anyone wanting to:

- Become a Registered R-2000 Builder

- Become a Registered ENERGY STAR®

- Meet the Requirements of the CHBA-NB Master Builder Certification;

- Achieve their Certification as a CHBA Net Zero Builder

Location

Fredericton – April 18 & 19, 2017

Moncton – April 20 & 21, 2017

Cost $600 + HST (Includes Meals, Breaks & Materials)

Registration Deadline: April 13, 2017

Everyone is Welcome to Attend this Training


STEP 2

NET ZERO BUILDERS’ WORKSHOP

Presented by: Andy Oding, Building Knowledge, Chair of the CHBA Net Zero Council

This Workshop will cover the following learning objectives:

- Requirements of the CHBA Net Zero Energy (NZE) Labeling Program - for both the builder and the home

- Basic principles, concepts and solutions of Building Science, including House-as-a-System

- Identify and explain the advanced building science practices and technologies required to move beyond an R-2000 Home to meet the Net Zero performance, including the energy related metrics

- Current market opportunities for Net Zero Homes

- Renewable energy (PV vs. solar thermal, energy storage, dashboards)

Locations

Fredericton – September 12, 2017

Moncton - September 13, 2017

Cost $800 + HST (Includes Meals, Breaks & Materials)

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017

This Workshop is open to any builder. However, builders must be CHBA Members upon submission of their application to CHBA for Net Zero Home Certification

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Build a Home That Does More than Meet Code - Build a Better Home - Build ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes - We Can Help!

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December 5-7, 2016 - This workshop is being brought to you by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick

Presented by: Vince Butler, CGR, GMB, CAPS

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BECOME A CERTIFIED RADON PROFESSIONAL

Attention home inspectors, building inspectors, builders, renovators, building owners, building managers, contractors, environmental consultants, public health
officials, real estate professionals, indoor air quality professionals and non-profit health advocacy organizations or for anyone wanting to become a Certified Radon Measurement Technician.

Courses presented by: Marcel Brascoupe


RADON MEASUREMENT COURSE
Dates & Location
Bathurst – October 3-4, 2016 (French)
Moncton - October 31- November 1, 2016 (English)
Cost: $550 + HST (Includes Exam)
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2016

C-NRPP RADON MITIGATION COURSE

Dates & Location
Bathurst – October 5-7, 2016 (French)
Moncton - November 2-4, 2016 (English)
Cost: $650 + HST (Includes Exam)
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2016

C-NRPP RADON INSTALLER’S COURSE

Dates & Location
Bathurst – October 8, 2016 (French)
Moncton - November 5, 2016 (English)
Cost: $350 + HST (Includes Exam)
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2016

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 UPDATED! New Home Energy Advisor Workshop May 13-17 27-30, 2016

If you were unable to participate in the workshop this week – Great News, we have changed the dates!

A Certified Energy Advisor is a trained and licensed individual who conducts home evaluations to determine a home's energy efficiency on behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) through a licensed service organization. Energy Advisors also consult with builders and home owners at the planning stage of home construction to assist in energy efficient new home construction. Energy Advisors also provide a component of quality assurance once work is completed on homes qualified to be labelled under NRCan’s three housing initiatives: EnerGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR® for New Homes and R-2000*.

Who Should Take This Workshop
- Future Energy Advisors
- Building Officials
- Home Designers
- Architects
- Builders Who Want to Model Their Own Houses - Anyone Who Has An Interest in Energy Efficient New Home Modelling and Evaluation

Please find more information in the link below or by calling 506-459-7219.

Space is limited!

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Become a Certified Net Zero Builder

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Become a Certified Net Zero Builder

Lead the Next Generation of Housing.
Build Your Houses to a Whole New Level of
Energy Efficiency! -
NET ZERO!

The Canadian Home Builders' Association New Brunswick is pleased to announce the introduction of the
CHBA Certified Net Zero Housing Program

Research tell us that the next generation of new home buyers will choose homes that have a smaller footprint, are more environmentally friendly and are inexpensive to heat and cool. Build a Certified Net Zero Home - Become a Leading Edge Builder

This is a great opportunity for builders to be recognized as leaders in energy efficiency in New Brunswick and Canada!Steps to become a Certified Net Zero Builder:

1.    Take the Workshop (See Workshop Info Below);
2.    Enroll a Home Through the CHBA-NB Net Zero Program and Have Your Plans Modeled to Meet the Net Zero Technical Standard;
3.    Construct a Home to Meet the Technical Requirements of Net Zero;
4.    Our Licensed Evaluator Will Work With You to Meet the Requirements;
5.    Upon completion your home will be sent for Net Zero Certification; 
6.    Retaining your Net Zero Builder Status requires that you enroll and certify at least one Net Zero Home Every 3 Years.

It is that Easy!

Step 1 - Net Zero Builders' Workshop

Net Zero Builder Training
For Current & Licensed R-2000 Builders or Those Who Have Taken the R-2000 Builders' Training in the Past 2 Years but Have Not Enrolled their Demonstration Home

April 19, 2016 (1 day)
Maritime Forestry Complex
1015 Regent Street, Fredericton NB
CHBA-NB Member Cost $350 + HST

In Order to Receive Your Net Zero Builder Certification You Must Also Be a Licensed R-2000 Builder and a Member of
CHBA New Brunswick

Net Zero & R-2000 Builder Training
R-2000 Builders' Workshop - Aril 17 & 18, 2016
Net Zero Builders' Workshop - April 19, 2016
Maritime Forestry Complex
1015 Regent Street, Fredericton NB
CHBA-NB Member Cost (For Both Workshops)  $800 + HST

CHBA-NB Non-Member Cost $1,200 + HST
CHBA-NB Non Member Rate: $1,300 + HST (Includes CHBA-NB Membership Dues for the remainder of the membership year)

This is an outstanding opportunity!: 
The R-2000 & Net Zero Builders' Workshop combined will provide you with the training requirements to become:

  • An R-2000 Licensed Builder
  • A Certified Net Zero Builder
  • An Energy Star Builder
  • Provide you with the 9.36 National Building Code Workshop
  •  Provide you with the energy efficiency component required for your CHBA-NB Master Builder Designation.


Registration Deadline: April 14, 2016

 

Welcome to the CHBA-NB
Net Zero Housing Initiative

 

Builders who participate in the CHBA-NB Net Zero Program will receive the Net Zero Promotional Campaign which Includes:

  • Certification as a CHBA Net Zero Builder
  • A Certificate, Promotional Materials and Truck Decals
  • A Two Page Article in our Magazine Profiling the Project and Their Company
  • Signage for the Net Zero Construction Site
  • Project and Builder will be Profiled on the CHBA-NB Website
  • Project will be Entered in the Awards of Excellence Competition for "Net Zero Builder of the Year"
  • Project and Builder will be Profiled in an Insert "Net Zero Homes in New Brunswick"  Which will be Circulated Through the Major Newspapers of Brunswick News in New Brunswick - Circulation 188,000
  • If We Get 10 or More Builders to Participate We Will Organize a Net Zero Parade of Homes Throughout the Province.

The cost to participate in this Net Zero Pilot Project will be $5,000 + HST. This will include the promotional package outlined above as well as the technical support from our CHBA-NB licensed energy evaluator team.

The residential housing industry is heading toward Net Zero - Lead the Way and Become a Certified CHBA Net Zero Builder! Call us to find out more about this wonderful opportunity and to register for our upcoming workshop.

 

Net Zero Builder Workshop Registration Form (PDF)