February 14, 2023
An exciting new series of free training courses for Edmonton contractors will not only teach essential net zero construction skills but will benefit local homeowners considering new net zero renovations.
Taught by the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA), in association with the City of Edmonton, the Advanced Building Science and Net Zero Bootcamp training courses aim to build capacity in the home-building construction industry and respond to demand for net zero and net zero ready renovations.
“To meet our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction target by 2050, we have to build and retrofit homes to net zero, which will require a fully trained and knowledgeable construction industry,” said Chandra Tomaras, Director of Environment and Climate Resilience with the City of Edmonton. “Training programs like this are crucial to ensuring we have the capacity on the construction side to meet the coming needs. This will also help stimulate thriving retrofit industry with significant local job opportunities,”
Homeowners Needed for Net Renovations
To put the learning into action, the City of Edmonton and CHBA are seeking up to 15 homeowners ready to begin the path to net zero. Participating homeowners will benefit from a Qualified Net Zero Energy Advisor working directly with renovators to optimize a net zero pathway for their home.
“Our contractors need homeowners they can work with to develop net zero renovation plans. Homeowners that are considering renovating to net zero energy, and who are registered for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, should reach out and register as soon as possible,” said Lynne Strickland, Director, Initiatives, Net Zero Energy Housing for the CHBA.
Homeowners can register their interest in participating in a net zero renovation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Contractors can Register now for Free Training
Contractors will take an intensive training program consisting of a live, online introductory course and two-day bootcamp to learn the ins and outs of net zero building.
Contractors interested in participating in these free courses can find more details and registration links at https://changeforclimate.ca/story/towards-net-zero-renovations