What is CHBA Net-Zero Home?
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Net-Zero Homes are home designed, modelled, and constructed to produce just as much renewable energy as they consume annually. Net-Zero home is up to 80% more energy efficient than a typical new home build. To put this into perspective, the EnerGuide score for a Net-Zero house would be 0 GJ (gigajoules) per year, measuring the natural gas energy content.
CHBA launched the first Net-Zero labeling program in May 2017. The program provides both consumers and industry figures with clear requirements for Net-Zero requirements and identifies the builders and renovators who provide them. For more information on this program, visit the official CHBA Net-Zero page.
Our Team’s Differentiators
As certified energy advisors, BluTek provides energy modelling for new home, we can ensure your home meets the Net-Zero target. Net-Zero home designs follow stringent airtightness guidelines and ensuring that each home is sealed off completely in all areas is a critical step. During construction, having one of our energy advisors conduct a blower door airtightness test is the best way to ensure the design is on track to meet the highest airtightness score possible. Our experienced energy advisor will work on your behalf to help you improve the efficiency of your home.