Net Zero Homes in Canada: Diverse and Efficient

Diversity in Net Zero builds wasn’t lacking this year for finalists of the 2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, powered by Avid Ratings Canada. From custom homes in the country, homes with budget-friendly mindfulness, suburban homes for growing families, a complete Net Zero renovation of an existing heirloom home, to an urban project that pushes the boundaries of density without losing heritage roots – qualified Net Zero builders did what they do best this year. And their projects show that there are a lot of options for today’s homeowners in Canada. Whether you’re prioritizing affordability or luxury, there is a net zero builder out there for you.

The competition recognizes excellence in Canadian new homes, renovations, communities, and marketing. And builders entered some incredible projects into the 2020 Net Zero Home Award category this year. To be eligible, homes must be labelled under the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling program. Having the label as a competition requirement for this category ensures that all homes meet stringent technical requirements and are on a level playing field in terms of energy efficiency. Other categories in the competition include those for new homes, renovations, community development, and marketing.

Do you enjoy looking at beautiful and unique homes? If yes, follow @chbanational on Instagram for daily photos from finalist entries. Winners of the 2020 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, powered by Avid Ratings Canada, will be announced during CHBA’s Home Building Week in Canada at the Awards Gala on April 3, 2020.

The 2020 Net Zero Home Award Finalists

 

Bercum Builders, Net Zero Home Award Finalist

Bercum Builders Inc., Kelowna, BC: “Heirloom Shores” with MQN Architecture & Design Inc., 2020 Finalist

 

J. Ziros Contracting, Net Zero Home Award Finalists

J. Zsiros Contracting Ltd., Courtenay, BC: “Absolute Zero”, 2020 Finalist

 

Minto Communities, Net Zero Home Award Finalist

Minto Communities Inc., Ottawa, ON: “The Hampton” with Building Energy Inc. and Switch Energy, 2020 Finalist

 

Naikoon Contracting, 2020 Net Zero Home Award Finalist

Naikoon Contracting Ltd., North Vancouver, BC: “One Raven Net Zero”, 2020 Finalist

 

Steven Snider Construction, Net Zero Home Award Finalist

Steve Snider Construction Inc., Port Perry, ON: “Lakeview Farm” with BlueWater Energy Inc., Building Knowledge Canada Inc., and Hickory Lane Kitchens, 2020 Finalist