Wellington County Offers Energy Efficient Renovation Training to our Building and Renovation Industry Professionals

Posted On Thursday September 21, 2023

Wellington County, Ont. – In response to the increased demand for efficient and climate-resistant homes, Wellington County is pleased to bring advanced training to our building and renovation industry professionals this fall.

“Homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint in their homes yet have been met with challenges finding local skilled contractors and energy advisors,” states Wellington County’s Climate Change and Sustainability Manager, Karen Chisholme. “These training opportunities will support our local building and renovation industry to meet the growing demand for efficient, climate-ready buildings.”

The Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) will offer their two-part Towards Net Zero Renos training course in October and December. Part 1 will present an introduction to the principles behind energy efficient construction. Part 2 will provide the full CHBA Net Zero Builder and CHBA Net Zero Renovator curriculum.  Both courses are being offered free of charge.

Course Offerings:

Towards Net Zero Renos - Part 1: Advanced Building Science

  • Online
  • October 17 - 18
  • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Towards Net Zero Renos – Part 2: Net Zero Renos Bootcamp

  • Mount Forest and District Sports Complex, Leisure Hall, 850 Princess St., Mount Forest
  • December 14 - 15
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In October, the County will welcome the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program’s (STEP) Low Impact Development 101 course delivered by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority. This introductory course will demonstrate how low impact development differs from traditional stormwater practices and why it is becoming a necessary part of our infrastructure to prepare for future climate conditions.

Low Impact Development 101

  • Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Road 18, Fergus
  • October 24
  • 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

“The building code is expected to achieve net zero standards by 2030. The County recognizes this is a big shift, particularly for smaller local contractors and developers,” said Jana Burns, Museum and Wellington Place Administrator. “These training courses are one way the County is supporting our local construction industry to prepare for our greener future."

For more information and to register for training, visit www.wellington.ca/GetInvolved.

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Media Contact:

Karen Chisholme
Climate Change and Sustainability Manager
County of Wellington
T: 519.837.2600 x 2063
E: karenc@wellington.ca
W: www.wellington.ca/GetInvolved


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