With every year, we learn and experiment to improve the efficiency of high-performance builds that endure. We’ve designed the Energy Efficient Builder program in this spirit of constant evolution and cutting-edge science.
Our community of New Brunswick builders have been credited with building some of the most energy-efficient homes in Canada, as well as more per capita than any other province in Canada. We’re proud of the quality and ingenuity of our collective. It’s put us at the very top of the field, and we continue working to keep us all energized and working at our best.
We’ve delivered Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Efficiency Programs for almost four decades, providing training to hundreds of builders and consumers on the newest methods of home construction and renovation. The genius and commitment of our builders has tested and proven the framework for today’s energy efficiency. We are your source, your cheering squad, and your representative voice. We are the Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick (CHBA-NB), and we’re excited to help you elevate your business.
The more qualified and skilled a builder’s team, the better their builds. We encourage Builders and Renovators from all over the Province to take our training, levelling-up the energy-efficiency, quality, and appeal they’re able to offer homeowners.
Trained and licensed energy advisors help builders identify which designation makes the most sense for their business — ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, R-2000, Net Zero Ready, or Net Zero. Here’s a list of service organizations marshalled by Natural Resources Canada who can consult with you on the best path forward.
Following is a quick summary of what’s required for builders to be listed on the Energy Efficient Registry.
Provide third-party warranty on all new homes
Carry a minimum of $2 million dollars in liability insurance coverage
Adhere to the regulations, legislation, and workplace safety policies of WorkSafe NB
Have a business number with Revenue Canada, and collect and remit the appropriate HST to CRA
Have a business number with Revenue Canada, and collect and remit the appropriate employee benefits to CRA
Commit to obtaining building permits for new home construction
Provide written contracts for all work performed
Complete and submit your Registered Energy Efficient Builder Registry Application to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick
Successfully complete the 4-day Building Science Workshop
Successfully complete the current National Building Code Course or update
Build and certify an ENERGY STAR® Home, an R-2000 Home, a Net Zero Ready Home, and a Net Zero Home
The Energy-Efficient Builder’s Registry equips our province’s best with the latest methods, tools, and construction technology. Here’s how.
We begin with the CHBA-NB’s 4-Day Building Science Workshop, which includes online or in-person training and exams for R-2000, ENERGY STAR®, and Net Zero.
Once you’ve completed the training, we enrol you in the Registry.
Complete the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) – Part 9 for Residential Buildings course most recently adopted by the Province.
There are a few distinct paths to energy-efficient certification —ENERGY STAR®, R-2000, or Net Zero. A Licensed Service Organization can help you choose which is the best fit, complete a final inspection, submit the prescribed documents to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and seek Certification.