To create a professional
industry by: providing industry leadership; promoting energy efficient
and sustainable housing; promoting consumer choice and protection;
providing leadership for healthier and safer work sites; and strengthening
dialogue between industry, governments and other organizations for
the betterment of our housing product for consumers.
In Nova Scotia the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association offers
a reasoned and representative perspective on the true state and
future of residential construction. Success has been recorded on
Nova Scotia Home
Builders' Association is one of 10 provincial arms of the Canadian
Home Builders' Association (CHBA). Previously known as the Housing
and Urban Development Association of Canada (HUDAC). CHBA and its
provincial partners are considered by governments and industry members
as the prime focus for home building issues in Canada. NSHBA members
are also members of the Canadian Home Builders' Association. Membership
gives members access to the professional residential construction
industry on three levels: local, provincial, and national.
1. Credible Self-Regulation - A voluntary professional
Builder Certification Program was recently launched. By hiring
a Certified Residential Builder, consumers know they are working
with professionals in the industry.
2. Promotion of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Housing
- Through partnerships with Nova Scotia Department of Natural
Resources, and Nova Scotia Department of Housing and Municipal
Affairs, the NSHBA has made Nova Scotia a leader in the construction
of energy-efficient homes. As a result, better homes are built
and there is a reduced drain on energy to maintain and heat these
3. Promotion of Nova Scotia Home Building Expertise to
Export Markets through the construction of "Nova Scotia House"
- A demonstration project for the 1995 G-7 Summit of world leaders,
NSHBA elevated our construction capability to world levels. Also
NSHBA signed a deal with a Korean wood fittings company to promote
trade relations between Nova Scotia and Korea.
4. Promotion of Occupational Health and Safety - As a founding
member of the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association, NSHBA
demonstrates a self-imposed sense of responsibility in the area
5. Industry Leadership - Through partnerships with such
industry leaders as Nova Scotia Power Inc., Toronto Dominion Bank,
Beaver Lumber, CMHC, etc., our association extends support for
the objectives noted above.
6. Consumer Education - Through home shows, home parades,
advertising and editorial material, Nova Scotia Home Builders'
Association effectively delivers an extensive educational program
on housing issues.