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LEEP Cost Benefit Analysis Workshop

March 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

 Who should attend?

This workshop is for those who are looking for insights on how to achieve higher performance housing in a cost-effective way. Builders, their designers, and energy advisors will all benefit from this workshop.  So too can estimators, trades, renovators, project managers, site supers/coordinators, architects, and product suppliers.


What you’ll learn

You’ll come away from this workshop having a clear and customized path forward in pursuing cost-effective energy efficient designs for the homes you build. You will explore solutions that meet the requirements of building codes, while minimizing disruption to your current workflow.


How the session works

This 2.5-hour online workshop will introduce you to the NRCan’s Cost Benefit Analysis Tool (CBAT) and help you gather insights on how to achieve higher performance housing in a cost-effective way. You will work with other industry stakeholders to find the solutions that are best for your projects while leveraging regional knowledge and expertise. A regional case study home with generic cost estimates will be used to explore potential upgrades, and you will be able to incorporate your knowledge of local technology availability and pricing.


Through this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Work with your peers to find cost-effective and non-disruptive upgrades to achieve energy efficiency targets for the various performance tiers of the upcoming 2020 National Building Code.
  • Decide on the performance levels of most interest to you for the homes you build in your region.
  • Consider the direction of building codes and energy efficiency targets, and provide feedback on challenges
  • Find lower cost approaches using NRCan tools, preloaded costing data, and your own rough estimate costing overrides.


You will gain insights on:

  • Reaching your energy efficiency goals while changing as few design components as possible.
  • Selecting technologies and measures based on your needs to find the optimum solution.
  • Affordability, efficiency, and resiliency.
  • Total cost of ownership for homeowners.
  • Technologies and practices to prioritize at future LEEP events.

For more information on NRCan’s Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP) visit their website through this link. You can also find information on CHBA’s LEEP webpage.


Why CHBA supports LEEP

CHBA has been supporting LEEP for more than 10 years and has encouraged its expansion because of its exceptional success in accelerating adoption and deployment of emerging technologies through its builder- and renovator-led model that:

  • drives manufacturers to meet high-performance housing needs
  • helps local experts expand their knowledge and share best practices
  • brings regional builders, renovators, trades, energy advisors and building officials together to review options and smoothen implementation of innovation.

CHBA has now partnered with NRCan to scale up the LEEP initiative to deliver it in markets across Canada on a more regular and frequent basis, in a coordinated national delivery approach through CHBA’s local and provincial associations. CHBA will leverage the deep dives into specific technologies carried out by NRCan’s LEEP team through its regional delivery, with ‘best of’ forums refined to local needs in major Canadian markets. CHBA is also uniquely positioned to disseminate the results across the Canadian home building and renovation industries and will do so through its expansive network and communication channels.  CHBA kicked off 2022 with the planning of 12 Costing Benefit Analysis Tool (CBAT) workshops, with more of these and other types of LEEP events to come over the next three years.


Date: March 21st, 2022
Time: 9:00am –11:30am AST
Venue: Virtual (ZOOM)

Free for NB Builders, Renovators and Energy Advisors
CHBA Members: $50 + Tax
Non-members : $250 + Tax
Students: $25 + Tax


March 21, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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