Course Description

With the Energy Step Code, builders have the opportunity to choose the high-performance pathway that works best for their product and company.  In this seminar, the NetZero labelling program will be discussed as a viable option for high-performance building in Metro Vancouver.  A panel of speakers will be presenting the NetZero program and go in-depth about its benefits, costing, marketing support, labelling and technical requirements to achieve a NetZero home.

Program Overview
– Introduction to the CHBA Net Zero Council efforts
– Marketing support for participants
– Program benefits
– Costing information
Program Technical Detail
– Technical Requirements overview
– Current program statistics
– Performance of homes labelled to date
– How homes in the program have achieved Net Zero
Service Organization Labelling Process
– How to become a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Builder
– How to label a Net Zero/Ready home
– Net Zero Training Program
– Where are the codes going? (BC Step Code)


Approved for 1.5 CPDs in Construction Technology & Relevant Enactments
Note: If you have already taken this course in person, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.



Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Part 1 A

    • Part 1 B

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Part 4

    • Feedback

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment

CHBA, CHBABC, City of Vancouver

Sonja Winkelmann, EP, Director, Net Zero Energy Housing, CHBABrett Cass, Coordinator, Net Zero Home Labelling Program, CHBAVanessa Joehl, Director of Energy Program, CHBA BCSailen Black, Architect AIBC, Senior Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver