National High-Performance Building Challenge

Natural Resources Canada is pleased to announce our support of a new National High-Performance Building Challenge to help bring the Canadian building sector closer to a net-zero energy performance ideal. The Challenge is under development by BOMA Canada, which expects to officially launch it by the summer of 2017.

Great technological strides have been made in efficient building design, but there is still work to be done to make routine achievement of net-zero energy performance accessible to the entire industry. Even though there are great examples of technological strides that have been made in efficient buildings; there is still work to do. This new challenge will recognize the designers, builders, owners and managers who demonstrate significant progress toward net-zero energy performance. In this way, we will help to drive the entire market toward this ideal.

BOMA Canada has brought together an impressive team to develop the award criteria and application and judging process and NRCan is proud to financially support this important initiative.

We encourage interested organizations to contact us at for more information.