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On September 29, 2015 the CHBA launched a Pilot of the Association’s Net Zero Energy (NZE) Labelling Program - continuing CHBA’s long history in leading energy efficiency in residential construction. The Program will provide the industry with a clearly defined yet rigorous 2-tiered (NZE and NZE Ready) technical standard that will distinguish and recognize builders and renovators and their NZE homes. To encourage high levels of industry adoption (even with production builders) the program is striving to keep the administrative process simplified. The Pilot will be used to validate both administrative as well as technical details prior to launching “version 1” of the Program in 2016.

Builder and renovator members who wanted to be part of this exciting development have taken training as part of the qualification process.

A Full Spectrum of Market Offerings

The CHBA supports a full spectrum of voluntary energy performance levels to provide Canadians with higher performing homes. These programs present a complete market offering that is applicable to custom and production homes, renovations and low-rise MURBs.

The CHBA NZE Labelling Program has been designed so that a home could still qualify for NZEr, R-2000, or ENERGY STAR® if NZE isn’t achievable for one reason or another.

This diagram shows the increasing energy performance levels:


Compliance with the most current Building Code is required by law for all new homes. The Canadian Building Code continues to increase the minimum energy performance requirements and is updated approximately every 5 years.

Energy Star homes are 20% more energy efficient than homes built to code,  R-2000 homes are 50% more energy efficient than homes built to code, and NZE ready homes are approximately 80% more energy efficient than homes built to code. Due to the energy production that is part of a NZE home, its energy performance is 100% better than homes built to code.

The CHBA supports innovation in our industry with the goal of creating a market advantage for builder and renovator members pursuing Net Zero Energy performance. This Program will help to meet the housing aspirations of Canadians, and renew Canadian leadership in high performance housing.

This is a list of the builders in your area who are trained to build a Net Zero Home.



Saint John


Case's Renovations Ltd.
Robert Case
3-2293 Route 640
Hanwell, NB E3E 2E7
Phone 459-9711     Fax 450-0480

Chris Franklin Signature Homes
Chris Franklin
20 Tidewater Court
Stoney Creek, NB E1J 0B2
Phone 851-5239    Fax 855-8054

MCL Construction Ltd.
Brad McLaughlin
6 Haven Court
Quispamsis, NB   E2E 4S3
Phone 847-9713  Fax 849-8850

B&W Contracting Ltd.
Brent McKenna
P.O. Box 239
Apohaqui, NB  E5P 3G2
Phone 433-5990  Fax 433-5906

Hill Bros. Realty & Investments Ltd.
Darren Hill
1050 E Douglas Avenue
Fredericton, NB E3A 9N2
Phone 450-3344     Fax 457-0792
Graves Barns & Buildings
Steven Graves
121 Lower Mountain Road
Boundary Creek, NB E1G 4E2
Phone 855-8550    Fax 856-8097
J. Russon Construction Ltd.
Jason Russon
P.O. Box 1451, Stn A
Fredericton, NB E3B 5G2
Phone 292-1575    Fax 206-0872

Riko Homes Ltd.
Richard LeBlanc
P.O. Box 27103
Dieppe, NB E1A 6V3
Phone 531-5056    Fax 382-0406
New View Designs Inc.
Tim Kelly
215 St. Mary's Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 8H5
Phone 472-8163  
Sharpe Builders Ltd.
Allan Sharpe
98 Alderwood Drive
Fredericton, NB E3A 8R3
Phone 452-9188    Fax 452-2133
Star-Lite Construction
Fred Herkert
P.O. Box 261, Station A
Fredericton, NB E3B 4Y9
Phone 455-2100     Fax 455-2101