Looking to expand your qualifications, learn about higher standards or discover new techniques to increase building performance?

Homesol has the training and support expertise you need. We’ve delivered training for builders and organizations such as EnerQuality, Ontario First Nations Technical Services, CMHC and NRCan, and we’ve received Trainer training from NRCan, CaGBC and the Passive House Institutes of the US and Germany.

Homesol team members regularly present at major conferences, speak at public events and deliver training for builders and designers throughout the year, with courses ranging from 1/2 day to 2 weeks. Past sessions have included Passive House Consultant Training, R-2000 and ENERGY STAR Builder Training, Certified Energy Advisor Training and LEED for Homes reviews.

Stay ahead of the curve. Arrange for a custom training designed for your needs, or attend any of our scheduled workshops. We will post upcoming presentations, events and courses here as soon as they’re confirmed, so keep checking back, new sessions will be added regularly.

For information on registration and attending, just give us a call. We hope to see you soon!

Are You Prepared?: A Primer on SB-12 OBC 2017- Ottawa
The SB-12 2017 Ontario Tour

Brought to you by EnerQuality, OHBA, OBOA and Enbridge

Instructor: Ross Elliott (Homesol Building Solutions)

Join the more than 4,000 residential construction industry professionals who’ve trusted their training to EnerQuality.

Who should attend:
•Home Builders • Building Officials • Contractors • Renovators • Architects • Project Managers • Developers • Realtors • Consultants • Manufacturers and distributors of high performance building products

Date: October 6, 2016
Location: Best Western Kanata, 1876 Robertson Rd, Ottawa
Time: 12:30 PM-3:30 PM
$50 + HST HBA & OBOA member
$89 + HST non-member
Price includes breakfast.
To register: Visit www.enerquality.ca/training

Packed into a half-day workshop with a curriculum developed by some of the country’s leading building science consultants, Ross Elliott analyzes changes to the new Ontario Building Code SB-12 Supplement that will require all new houses to reach higher performance levels of energy efficiency, effective January 1, 2017.

This workshop will:
• Compare and contrast 2012 to 2017 OBC SB-12 requirements
• Conduct a deep review of critical energy changes
• Review key non-energy related changes
• Discuss cost-effective technology pathways and allowable code trade-offs
• Explore challenges and opportunities presented by the new code
• Discuss compliance strategies and the Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form

Discover for yourself how OBC 2017 fits the path of continual improvement. Understand how the competition will be building in 2017 and develop strategies to meet requirements and deliver on consumer expectations in a cost-effective fashion, including the cost benefits of building to a higher ENERGY STAR® standard.

Questions? Please call 416-447-0077 or email Jessika@EnerQuality.ca.

Net Zero Version 1 Builder Workshop (Kanata)

Ross Elliott, one of the country’s leading building scientists, will be your instructor.

Date: Wednesday, November 23-Thursday, November 24, 2016
Location: Best Western Kanata, 1876 Robertson Rd, Ottawa
Cost: Early Bird/HBA members: $799 + HST
The CHBA Builder’s Manual (2013) is a required text. You may purchase this through
EnerQuality, or bring your own.
To Register: www.enerquality.ca

One-third of active Ontario ENERGY STAR®-qualified builders have already trained as part of the CHBA Net Zero Energy Labeling Pilot. Version 1 is set to be in effect January 1, 2017, and training is mandatory for all builders in the program.

Don’t miss this new workshop, loaded with everything you need to know about the Net Zero Energy/Net Zero Ready home building and the CHBA Net Zero Energy Labelling Program.

Net Zero Energy Homes are the pinnacle of energy efficiency, and third-party verified by
EnerQuality. Version 1 of the program incorporates additional compliance paths to Net Zero, including ENERGY STAR® and EnerGuide, as well as R-2000*.

This information-packed workshop will provide you with:
• Unparalleled building science technical preparation for building Net Zero and Net Zero Ready homes based on the incoming CHBA Net Zero Standard
• The ability to efficiently design and plan for the incoming Net Zero certification
• Practical understanding of how to build homes to Net Zero standards, using cost-effective technologies which are already available
• Tips to successfully market and sell a Net Zero home by one of Canada’s most-seasoned experts
• Entry to a community of builders who will be receiving ongoing, practical information on the development of the program, including support from EnerQuality’s administrative and Quality Assurance team
• Certificate recognition of your training and expertise
• Net Zero R-2000 Training Manual for use during the workshop and the future reference
• Recognition as an R-2000 trained builder and/or maintain your access status

Course Content

•     Building Science Principles
•     Air Barrier Systems
•     Renewables
•     Windows
•     Foundations
•     Advanced Construction
•     Air-Sealing Techniques
•     Mechanical Systems
•     Marketing
•     R-2000 Quality Assurance Process


•     CHBA NZE Labelling Program Requirements & Process Review
•     New and Better Building Techniques
•     Best Practices
•     Lessons Learned
•     Consumer Benefits
•     Networking
•     More!

This workshop satisfies OAA and OBOA Continuing Education Credits, R-2000* Builder Training and CHBA NZE Version 1 Builder Training.