Save Energy for the future of our planet.

We serve our customers with pioneer ways to save energy and bettering their living environment.

Who We Are

Green Canada Home Advisors Inc

We are a combined licensed Service Organization and Consulting Engineering company committed to bettering our planet and the lives of our customers by offering a range of services in the fields of Energy Evaluation, Net Zero Design, Structural & HVAC design and Fire Protection systems.

Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate Plus

Ontario Homeowners

Beginning January 2023, new applicants in Ontario will only be able to apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant through Enbridge. Until then, Ontario homeowners can continue using the Canada Greener Homes Grant portal for new and existing applications.

Training

Green Canada Home Advisors Inc. is a company skilled in a wide and various technical fields that provides Energy Evaluation Services for both Residential homes and Commercial buildings, design of Net Zero Homes, Structural and HVAC design as well as fire protection design. Our team includes a variety of knowledgeable and experienced members with high professionalism and competency in the mentioned fields. At Green Canada Home Advisors, we offer a variety of trainings in all the fields related to energy evaluations and we know how to do it. Our most popular training courses include the courses required to become a Registered Energy Advisor (REA). For all other applications, please contact the office.

Who is a Registered Energy Advisors?

Registered Energy Advisors (REA) are in high demand across Canada, especially since the launch of the federal government Greener Homes Energy Grant and launching some other provincial and territorial programs. The government of Canada is investing in training REAs to meet increased demand. Young professionals with backgrounds in building science, environmental science, construction and HVAC science are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.

What is an NRCan-registered energy advisor?

The designation of energy advisor (EA) registered with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) means that a person has met and maintained all of the required qualifications to deliver EnerGuide rating services for eligible homes in Canada.

EAs can also gain additional qualifications to deliver other services such as EnerGuide for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs), R2000 and ENERGY STAR for New Homes as well as Net Zero homes.

To qualify to be a registered Energy Advisor, candidates must pass two main exams including the Foundation Level Exam and the Energy Advisor (House) Exam and become  affiliated with an SO

Other qualifications need more training and exams to pass.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ENERGY ADVISOR?

If you are motivated, join the growing number of qualified Advisors in Canada who are making a difference by advising homeowners and their contractors on renovations and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Canada Home advisors and its regional offices are looking for new REAs to join our team. We have been offering training courses and supporting energy advisors for and have successfully trained almost 50 energy advisors in Canada.  

TRAINERS:

 Our trainers have all the qualifications of NRCan for residential houses (MURB, Quality Assurance, R2000, Energy star for new homes) as well as Net Zero homes and commercial assessments. Also, our trainers are professional engineers with deep experience in teaching in various universities.   

QUALIFICATIONS

Strong candidates are people who have a background in building science, the construction trades, HVAC, mechanical and civil engineering educations, environmental sciences, and/or related fields.

In general, an EA must demonstrate knowledge and experience in key areas such as:

  • EnerGuide Rating System
  • Residential construction practices for low-rise housing
  • Energy efficiency renovation practices
  • Building science
  • Basic arithmetic, geometry and computers skills
  • Data collection requirements
  • Energy simulation modeling using HOT2000, and
  • Good client relations
Summary of the process to become an energy advisor

To become an EA, the candidate must pass two qualification exams, the Foundation Level Exam and the Energy Advisor (House) Exam and be affiliated with an NRCan-licensed service organization (SO) to finalize their registration with NRCan. You can search for a service organization in your area here.

Candidates may contact and become affiliated with an NRCan-licensed SO prior to taking exams. SOs will sometimes support candidates through the entire training, exam, mentoring and registration process. However, candidates are only required to work with an SO for the final steps of confirming practical skills and registration with NRCan.

Once these steps are completed, the SO will notify NRCan to register the candidate.

The time required to complete the entire process will vary significantly depending on each EA candidate’s previous knowledge and work experience. Those with substantial relevant experience and knowledge could complete the process and become NRCan-registered EAs in less than one month, whereas candidates in need of training to gain the breadth and scope of knowledge required may require a year or more to complete the process.

Once the candidate has become an EA registered with NRCan, depending on the regulatory and program environment in the region where they provide EA services, it is recommended that all EAs continue to upgrade and maintain their knowledge and skills, to remain current with useful tools and regional requirements that can impact their work.

Preparing for the Exams

NRCan works with Yardstick Assessment Strategies who create, design, and proctor the exams. There are test centres available across Canada and Yardstick offers practice questions and tutorials on their exam registration site to assist in the preparation. Candidates will need to contact Yardstick when they are ready to schedule their exams.

NRCan does not offer any courses or workshops for these exams but as part of the preparation, candidates can look into the following:  

  • Attend preparation courses offered by various organizations across Canada
  • Prepare on their own
Foundation level exam 

This exam assesses the following seven competency categories, and is a prerequisite for taking the Energy Advisor (House) exam: 

  • Communication and computer skills
  • Numeracy
  • Construction and renovation of low-rise housing
  • Safety considerations; building envelope (new and existing homes)
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (new and existing homes)
  • Building science principles; and 
  • The house-as-a-system concept.

Contact our office to acquire a list of competencies, which will give candidates an idea about the types of questions found in the exam.

Energy Advisor (House) exam 

This exam assesses the four following competency categories in detail:

  • Knowledge of EnerGuide Rating System
  • Knowledge of the HOT2000 Modelling
  • Ability to administer and deliver the EnerGuide Rating System
  • Ability to perform general quality assurance on house files under the EnerGuide rating System Version 15

To help prepare for the exam please contact our office to access all relevant exam materials. Candidates will also gain access to the following program documents, which are key for successful exam preparation:  

  • EnerGuide Rating System – Standard 
  • EnerGuide Rating System – Administrative Procedures 
  • EnerGuide Rating System – Technical Procedures 
  • EnerGuide Rating System – HOT2000 User Guide and 
  • EnerGuide Rating System – Quality Assurance Procedures

What We DO

Our Services

Residential Energy Assessment

A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy audit, can help you understand the whole picture of your home's energy use, comfort, and safety.

Non-Residential Energy Assessment

Through a non-residential energy assessment, we’ll address the energy consumption of your building by reviewing utility bills, evaluating your existing mechanical systems,

Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes Design

Net Zero Homes, whether new or renovated, produce as much clean energy as they consume. They are up to 80% more energy efficient than typical new homes

Structural Engineering Design

At Green Canada Home Advisors Inc., we are dedicated to finding creative solutions for demanding projects. We collaborate with architects, owners, builders and contractors

Residential HVAC Design

At Green Canada Home Advisors, we offer HVAC design modeling services and provide builders, home owners and contractors with the most accurate and comfort focused HVAC designs.

Fire Protection Design

At Green Canada Home Advisors Inc. we offer a diverse background in the field of fire protection Design. Our team deliver cutting edge solutions and innovative approaches

What We Do

Energy Audit Grants, Loans & Rebates Available for you Home Renovations

Home Grants & Rebates are playing a key role for homeowners. Among the primary problems when doing a home improvement job is the expense. Luckily, there may be a grant that will assist you to balance out the cost. Lots of government-sponsored home improvement grants offer money to homeowners making updates to their residential or commercial properties.
Canada Greener Homes Grant

Canada Greener Homes Grant

Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate

Enbridge Home Efficiency Rebate

CMHC/GENWORTH Green Home

CMHC/GENWORTH Green Home

Toronto Home Energy Loan Program

Toronto Home Energy Loan Program

cleanBC

cleanBC

BC Step Code

BC Step Code

Toronto

Toronto

Natural Resources Canda

Natural Resources Canda

Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Engineers Ontario

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

Netzero home Renovation

Netzero home Renovation

Energy Star

Energy Star

Mission and Vision

“We believe in the right collaboration to save the earth - For its People”