Tarion™ is a non-profit, private corporation established in 1976 to protect new home buyers according to the terms of the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. Not only does the Act require builders in Ontario to provide new home warranty coverage, but they must also be registered with Tarion™ and enrol every new home prior to the start of construction. The Act also gives Tarion™ responsibility for managing a guarantee fund to ensure that the builder’s warranty will be honoured, and for enforcing the overall terms of the Act.
Canadian Home Builder’s Association (CHBA)
Canadian Home Building Association is “the voice of Canada” residential construction industry. Representing more than 8,500 members firms across Canada – including new home builders, renovators, land developers, trade contractors, etc.
Ontario Home Builder’s Association (OHBA)
Ontario Home Builders’ Association is the voice of the residential construction industry in Ontario. It represents approximately 4,000 member companies, which are organized into 31 local associations across the province. Our membership is made up of all disciplines involved in residential construction, including builders, land developers, renovators, trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, realtors, mortgage lenders, apartment owners and managers, housing consultants, economists, planners, architects, engineers and lawyers. Together, they produce 80% of the province’s new housing.
Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association (GOHBA)
The Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association (GOHBA) represents the home building and renovation professionals in the Greater Ottawa, Ontario region. Builders, renovators, designers, trade contractors, suppliers and financial institutions are the core of the association’s membership.
Renovator members who have “raised the bar” by meeting the criteria to join this GOHBA program, and now proudly display the RenoMark™ logo with their company, can offer reliability, reputation, professionalism and warranty for any home renovation projects.
Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) accelerates the design and construction of green buildings in Canada. The Council is a broad-based inclusive coalition of representatives from different segments of the design and building industry. Its vision is: “A transformed built environment leading to a sustainable future”.
EnerQuality designs and delivers green building programs to the residential construction industry.
Founded in 1998 as a partnership between the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA), EnerQuality’s mission is to transform Ontario’s housing into the most energy efficient and sustainable in the world. EnerQuality’s programs are voluntary and market-based. They are designed to encourage and support developers, builders and renovators improve building performance and reduce the environmental impact of housing. EnerQuality partners with local homebuilders associations, governments, utilities, manufacturers, and consultants to bring our programs to market.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. We are an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, and minerals and metals and use our expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of our landmass.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is committed to helping Canadians access a wide choice of quality, affordable houses, while making vibrant, healthy communities and cities a reality across the Country.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR program stands alone as the most successful voluntary energy efficiency movement in history. To save energy and protect the environment, the simple choice is ENERGY STAR.