DEADLINE: January 27 2017 Cross Border Challenge

“Once again, the RESNET and CRESNET Cross Border Challenge will be a friendly competition between American and Canadian builders to determine just how energy efficient builders can build,” noted John Godden. The rules are simple: Lowest HERS score in all categories wins!! Homes must be rated by a certified HERS Rater between January 30, 2016 […]

2016 Cross Border Builder Challenge Announced

June 4, 2015 Steve Baden, Executive Director of RESNET, and John Godden, President of the Canadian counterpart CRESNET, announced the 2016 Cross Border Builder Challenge.  “The 2015  Cross Border Home Builder Challenge has been such a huge success in promoting the utilization of the HERS Index and energy efficient home building in the U.S. and […]

CRESNET launches an email Newsletter

CRESNET is launching a bi-monthly email newsletter to be sent out to all of its active members and other interested people. The purpose of the newsletter is to keep members informed about what the board is working on and will include items of interest to energy raters across the country. If you are not yet […]

RESNET Building Performance Conference 2015

February 16-18, 2015 San Diego, CA RESNET, our sister organization in the US, is hosting their annual Conference in San Diego in February. Remember how cold it is here in Feburary?  Why not think about going south? The 2015 RESNET Building Performance Conference is the premier national forum on home energy ratings, existing home retrofits, building […]

2014 Annual General Meeting Called

Released October 29, 2014 To all members and interested parties, The CRESNET Board has called for the Annual General Meeting to take place on Thursday December 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM in Room 706 of the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Please register your intent to attend the meeting by replying by […]

Sustainable Housing Foundation Helps Promote the HERS Scale

October 2, 2014 release: HERS scale recommended to builders looking to achieve homes that are “Better than Code” The Sustainable Housing Foundation has further endorsed the use of the HERS scale by creating two new videos promoting HERS to builders and to municipal officials. John Bell, Chairman of the Foundation, states that “SHF is all […]

Cross Border Challenge 2015

VIEW THIS YEAR’S WINNERS How low can you go? A friendly competition between American and Canadian builders to see can build a home with the lowest HERS score.  The winners in different categories will be announced at the RESNET 2015 Conference  February 15, 2015 in San Diego. The goal will be for builders to build […]


On June 25, 2014 nine newly certified air tightness testers were added to the growing roster of certified testers. Help us congratulate our new Certified Air Tightness Testers: Jordan Lane , Clearsphere Pradeep Samaroo, RGL Building Consultants Ltd. Simon Johnson, Building Products John Bell, Sustainable Housing Foundation Josef Hanik, Clearsphere David Kelly, Dow Building Solutions […]

Instructors announced for ATT Training June 25, 2014

We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for 2 expert instructors for our air tightness testing certification course June 25: Paul Duffy, P.Eng, is VP of Engineering for Icynene and a Founding CRESNET board member. Paul has worked in the energy efficiency/ building science field for over 30 years. Toby Smith is Senior […]

Engaging Sustainable Communities June 26, 2014

CRESNET is partnering with the Sustainable Housing Foundation to offer a one day forum examining the current trends in sustainable community initiatives.  The afternoon sessions will focus on emerging trends and tools with a specific emphasis on energy rating tools to engage communities in energy retrofits.  The event is being held at Fantasy Farm, 50 […]