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Nov 07

CHBA Net Zero Energy Advisor training - Nov 7 and 9

This is a 2-day intensive training certification course - Day 1 will be a half-day online, and Day 2 will be all-day in-person. There's a "study" day in between the training days, and students are encouraged to use the time to prepare for the in-person portion.

November 7 (8:30am - 12:30pm EST) - Day 1 is a half-day online (via Zoom) training and focuses on the latest developments on approaches to Net Zero/Ready homes with a focus on the best practices used in modelling these homes using HOT2000.

EAs will learn the program modelling procedures and guidelines - which reflects the advancements in technology and innovations in the housing industry.

November 9 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) - Day 2 is a full-day in-person training, taking place at Angus Glen Golf Club (Markham) and the in-person component is a requirement as part of the 2-day training. Students will be asked to bring their laptops to continue working on the Modelling Exercise, and our instructor will continue through the training materials.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Current Registered Energy Advisor with NRCan, Experience working with Hot2000 software with required
  • Proficiency in HOT2000 (v11.11) and software installed on your computer
  • Successfully completed 50 or more Energy Assessments, or more than 1 year experience as an EA
  • Completed the Advanced Building Science training certification
  • Completed the CHBA Net Zero Builder training certification

**As a reminder, you will need the updated HOT2000 (ver 11.1) Software installed on your laptop/computer for the session.

Angus Glen Golf Club
10080 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON L6C 1N9
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Nov 07, 2023 08:30am - Nov 07, 2023 12:30pm

Course Contents:

Successfully completing the CHBA Net Zero Energy Advisor Training is a requirement for Energy Advisors participating in the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program.

Upon successfully completing the course (incl. the modelling exercise and exams), Energy Advisors who are registered to deliver the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) and ENERGY STAR for New Homes will be eligible to register as a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor.

In addition to new Energy Advisors seeking the CHBA qualification, this course is also the update training required for those Net Zero Energy Advisors already qualified in the program.

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the history of energy efficiency and Net Zero Energy housing in Canada
  • Understand and explain the CHBA definition of Net Zero Energy
  • Understand how to become a CHBA Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor and how to maintain this designation
  • Understand requirements for project management, timelines, and integration of verification checklists/blower door tests into construction processes
  • Learn how to navigate and administer the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program documents: The Technical Requirements, the Administrative Requirements and the Technical Procedures Guidebook
  • Learn how to comply with the CHBA Net Zero Modelling Procedures including the Building Envelope evaluation, as well as the file submission requirements for the Project Registration Workbook
  • Understand how to model high performance wall assembly types and complete onsite verification
  • Understand how to lead in the integrated design process, collaborating with all project stakeholders involved in Net Zero and Net Zero Ready projects
  • Learn how to input solar photovoltaic (PV) values into HOT2000 to get a home to Net Zero
  • Identify the effects of glazing on thermal envelope, total building energy efficiency (especially the cooling loads), and occupant comfort
  • Identify and model Net Zero HVAC systems

If you have any questions, contact the EnerQuality Training team at [email protected]

CA$142.38 - CA$988.75