EnerQuality introduces Better Built Homes online workshop series

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Enbridge Gas has made it possible for Ontario homebuilders to register for EnerQuality’s high performance new construction workshops at no cost, EnerQuality says in a news release.

“At this critical moment for the home building industry, we all need homes that are energy-efficient, sustainable, healthier, and affordable. Enbridge Gas, along with EnerQuality’s partners and sponsors, are removing as many barriers to participation as possible,” the statement says.

“Through this new virtual accreditation process, we are supporting home builders in their efforts to build homes to the highest level of health and efficiency, in the most accessible and cost-efficient way possible during these challenging and unprecedented times,” says Susan Cudahy, supervisor, Strategic Builder Relationships, Enbridge Gas.

“Taking action to build better comes from sharing knowledge and innovation,” says EnerQuality’s managing director Rose Benedetto.“The high-performance home building industry is up for the challenge, and we want to extend our thanks to Enbridge Gas, and our group of forward-looking Partners and Sponsors, for making it happen.”

This workshop series will be delivered by Andy Oding, Building Knowledge Canada’s vice-president and director of building science, He is the former chair of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s (CHBA) Net Zero Housing Council.

EnerQuality’s Better Built Homes Online Workshop Series is composed of three workshops including:

  1. Advanced Building Science

Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Free for eligible Ontario homebuilders, or $19.95 plus HST

  1. ENERGY STAR® for New Homes V.17 Builder Training (Ontario)

Thursday, May 21, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST and Friday, May 22, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT

Free for eligible Ontario homebuilders, or $149 plus HST

  1. CHBA’s Net Zero / Net Zero Ready Builder Training (New Version)

Monday, June 1, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST and Tuesday, June 2, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EDT

Free for eligible Ontario homebuilders, or $249 plus HST

Participants who are not eligible for the complimentary registration receive up to 95 per cent off. To register, visit: https://www.enerquality.ca/education/

EnerQuality’s partner and sponsor community includes Panasonic Canada, Owens Corning Canada, Mitsubishi Electric Heating and Cooling, Ontario Home Builders’ Association, AeroBarrier, Dave’s Ducts and Reliance Home Comfort.

“These workshops have been influential in setting the pace for new construction in Ontario,” says Salvatore Ciarlo, technical services director, Owens Corning Canada. “Whether building to code or to a higher standard, there is a workshop to satisfy all builders’ needs and interests.”

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