This Virtual Conference Is Brought To You By:
Due to the recent COVID-19 case counts and the restrictions put in place by the Province of New Brunswick, our daytime sessions will now be run virtually through the Zoom platform. We hope that you can join us to hear what our incredible line up of presenters have to offer.
Our Annual Awards of Excellence Contest Finalists and Winners will be announced in a series of virtual presentations through Zoom followed by social media announcements with our Award Finalist videos. All Members are asked to please share these Facebook posts to give recognition to our Association Members, the Association and recognition of the Building Excellence brought forward by our Members. New this year! We will be including and celebrating with your fellow supplier members who also participated in the construction of our 2020 Award Winning Homes.
To stay up to date on our Awards of Excellence announcements, schedule and activities visit our website, follow us on Facebook and read our Newsletter. The announcement dates and times will be shared through those platforms in the coming weeks.
Pricing & Location Details
October 22, 2021
(Registration Deadline: October 14, 2021)
Virtually Through Zoom
CHBA-NB Member Pricing
All sessions are free for CHBA-NB Members
Although registration is free, pre-registration is mandatory and required prior to October 14, 2021
Non-Member Pricing
Individual sessions $35
Full Series (4 Sessions) $130
All prices above are subject to HST
Construction Remedies Act Presentation
On November 1st, the Construction Remedies Act will soon replace New Brunswick’s Mechanics’ Lien Act.
The new Act both clarifies and expands the rights – and the responsibilities – of owners, engineers, architects, contractors, and effectively every stakeholder, including the financial institutions with which they do business, involved in construction contracts in New Brunswick. Construction industry stakeholders are wise to begin to review, and to revise, their standard practices, processes, agreements, forms, and supplementary conditions now to ensure they are ready when the Construction Remedies Act (CRA) takes effect.
Matt Hayes will present on seven of the key changes the CRA will make to New Brunswick’s builders’ lien regime.
Matthew Hayes
Construction & Infrastructure, Practice Group Leader, McInnes Cooper
Matt is a partner in McInnes Cooper’s Saint John office and the leader of the construction and infrastructure practice group. Matt advises clients in construction, environmental and insurance disputes. He has experience in complex and multi-party litigation, arbitration and mediation. He regularly appears before courts and administrative tribunals, including the Energy and Utilities Board, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Assessment and Planning Appeals Board.
Matt obtained a mechanical engineering degree, B.Sc. (M.E.), in 1993 and is a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB). He served as the president of APEGNB in 2017-2018. Matt became a Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2009, honouring his contributions to the engineering profession in Canada.
Total Home Energy Savings Program
Diane Spencer will discuss NB Power’s residential Energy Efficiency programs for NB Power’s home retrofit program (Total Home Energy Savings Program) and New Home Energy Savings Program. She will talk about the benefits of energy efficiency and provide case studies of New Brunswickers that benefited from these Programs.
Diane will discuss how the new Canada Greener Homes Grant overlaps with NB Power’s Total Home Energy Savings Program.
Diane Spencer, P.Eng
Program Lead – Residential Sector,
Énergie NB Power
Diane Spencer`s career includes 15 years working for NB Power at the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station in the Reactor Safety group and as a Lead Designer for the seven mechanical fixed scope projects during the station’s Refurbishment. In 2017, she joined NB Power’s Energy Efficiency Services group as Program Lead for the residential Energy Efficiency programs; the Total Home Energy Savings Program and the New Home Energy Savings Program.
Annual General Meeting
This Session is Open to CHBA-NB Members in Good Standing
The Annual General Meeting is a great opportunity for all Members to learn the achievements of the past year, the plan for the rest of 2021 and beyond. This Meeting is for Members Only. A seperate flyer will be circulated to Members with the Annual General Meeting Package.
Energy, Carbon Emissions and Sustainability in Canadian Housing
With so many important decisions to make when building a new home, homeowners often don’t realize the positive impact energy efficient upgrades have on their life experience in the home relating to comfort, indoor air quality, health and the total cost of ownership. When considering the home’s impact on the environment, the industry is learning there is more to the picture than just energy conservation and are exploring the impact of embodied carbon in the materials homes are being built with to better understand the total emissions impact of homes.
Stefanie will provide insights into the overarching global sustainability movement and how that relates to the residential housing industry. She will explore the difference between energy efficiency and embodied carbon in housing, what it is and what role it plays in our efforts to combat climate change. She will share with us the work being done to calculate carbon emissions, examples of materials and their emissions impacts, building science impacts, and unintended consequences.
Bringing it all together, she will share tips on how to effectively communicate the invisible benefits of energy efficient low emissions homes that often compete for homeowner dollars with visible finishes like quartz countertops. Join us for this thought provoking and sales skill building session to expand our understanding and shift the conversation toward sustainability in Canadian residential housing.
Stefanie Coleman
Marketing & Business Development Manager, Building Knowledge Canada
Stefanie brings an incredible amount of experience and skill to Building Knowledge Canada (BKC) having a long background in the home building and home renovation industry, and trained in building science and energy conservation principles. She looks after BKC’s marketing efforts and development of business opportunities. She works with the BKC team to deliver training for the industry through webinars, qualification training through EnerQuality, OHBA Tarion course training, and builder training through utility programs like Enbridge’s Savings By Design program.
CHBA Leads Net Zero Construction in Canada – Come Learn How You Can Contribute To This Growing Movement
The CHBA Net Zero Home Program is gaining ground and is trending in many areas in Canada. Sonja will provide an overview of training and labelling opportunities available through the CHBA Net Zero Housing Programs and their future direction.
Come and hear how you can become a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Builder or Renovator and how earning this recognition will distinguish your company in your marketplace.
Canadians are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and do their part to help the Environment; Qualified CHBA Net Zero Homes provide this assurance. There are many other opportunities for sponsorship and committee participation that you will want to know about.
Sonja Winklemann
Director, Net Zero Energy Housing, CHBA
Sonja has been working in the field of energy efficient homes for over 16 years. She joined CHBA in 2014 as the first Director of Net Zero Energy Housing and has led the development of the Net Zero Home Labelling Program as well as the associated training courses and marketing efforts. Prior to the CHBA she was the Executive Director of the Net-Zero Energy Home Coalition. Sonja started her career in this industry at an NRCan licenced Service Organization that delivered new home rating and certification programs such as EnerGuide, Built Green™, R-2000, and LEED for Homes, as well as NRCan’s Building Canada initiative. Her formal education is in Business Administration and Environmental Management, and she has received the Environmental Professional (EP) designation from ECO Canada.
Awards of Excellence Announcements
Virtual Announcements Through Social Media
Our Annual Awards of Excellence Contest 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. With current Covid-19 restrictions in place, we will be announcing the Award finalists and winners through a series of social media events beginning on October 23, 2021.
Please like and follow our Facebook page to ensure that you do not miss any of the announcements!
Finalists in the New Housing Awards Category
Best New House of 2020 – 1500 – 2200 sq. ft.
Hill Bros Ltd. For the Bobak at West Hills Project
Homestar Inc. for the Stockfarm Project
New House of 2020 – 2200 – 3500 sq. ft.
Chris Franklin Signature Homes Ltd. for the Bennett Avenue Project
Guimond Builders Ltd. for the On-Par Project
New View Designs by Laurie Cole Inc. for the Oak Project
Best New House of 2020 – 3500 – 4800 sq. ft.
New View Designs by Laurie Cole Inc. for the Boxwood Project
Reagon Construction for the St. Charles Project
Best New Bathroom of 2020
Chris Franklin Signature Homes Ltd. for the Bennett Avenue Project
Guimond Builders Ltd. for the On-Par Project
New View Designs by Laurie Cole Inc. for the Boxwood Project
Best New Kitchen of 2020
Chris Franklin Signature Homes Ltd. for the Bennett Avenue Project
Guimond Builders Ltd. for the On-Par Project
New View Designs by Laurie Cole Inc. for the Boxwood Project
Finalists in the Housing Design Category of 2020
Chris Franklin Signature Homes Ltd. for the Bennett Avenue Project
New View Designs by Laurie Cole Inc. for the Boxwood Project
New View Designs by Laurie Cole Inc. for the Oak Project
Finalists in the Renovation Awards Category
Best Whole House Renovation of 2020
Case`s Renovations Ltd. for the Lake George Cottage and Guest House Project
Homestar Inc. for the Elm Project
MCL Construction Ltd. for the River View Project
Best Bathroom Renovation of 2020
Guimond Builders Ltd. for the Face Lift Project
MCL Construction Ltd. for the Water View Project
Best Kitchen Renovation of 2020
MCL Construction for the Happily Ever After Project
New View Designs by Laurie Cole Inc. for the Orchid Project
Winners in the Following Categories Will be Announced Through a Virtual Presentation With a Social Media Announcement
Tim Kelly Memorial Builder of the Year
Renovator of the Year
Membership Supporter of the Year
Supplier of the Year
Industry Supporter of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Hall of Honor
Presidents’ Choice Award
Thank you to our Award Sponsors