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Decarb Lunch June 2020

Decarb Lunch: Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects Past Event: June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Fresco Building Efficiency […]

High-Performance Curtain Wall

Overview The increasing implementation of higher performance building standards demand options and a competitive marketplace for high-performance products. Through our event series focused on emerging, new […]

Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water

Event Recap This workshop showcased the latest efforts to reduce the load, energy, and GHG emissions of residential domestic hot water applications – an emerging topic […]

High Density Passive House Dialogue

Event Recap On September 19, ZEBx held its inaugural public event, the High Density Passive House Dialogue. Project teams from Vancouver’s first two multi-unit residential Passive […]

Cooling Strategies for Lower Mainland Houses

This technical primer looks into the primary factors contributing to cooling loads and overheating in houses, and effective energy-efficient strategies for maintaining comfort in a warming […]

Low-Carbon Mechanical Systems

This technical primer provides an overview of the opportunities, challenges, and considerations for the use of heat pumps as a low-carbon solution for heating, cooling, and […]

FUTRHAUS: A HIGH-PERFORMANCE TOWNHOUSE

Overview This project converted an existing 1974 stacked duplex house to three independent high-performance townhouse units. Located in Mount Pleasant, the project achieved passive house certification […]

The Heights: Multi-Unit Residential Passive House

Overview At the time of construction, The Heights was one of the first multi-unit residential buildings in Vancouver seeking Passive House certification. At six storeys high, […]

East Vancouver Single-Family Passive House

Overview Building a comfortable, quiet, and healthy home was a priority for the owners of this single-family residence in Vancouver’s Riley Park Neighbourhood. Through the pursuit […]

Vancouver Point Grey High-Performance Laneway House

Overview Using a highly efficient envelope and heat recovery system, this small laneway house exceeded the energy performance requirements of the Vancouver Building Bylaw. A theoretical […]

Cooling Strategies for Lower Mainland Houses

This technical primer looks into the primary factors contributing to cooling loads and overheating in houses, and effective energy-efficient strategies for maintaining comfort in a warming […]

Low-Carbon Mechanical Systems

This technical primer provides an overview of the opportunities, challenges, and considerations for the use of heat pumps as a low-carbon solution for heating, cooling, and […]

Improving Net-Zero Energy Ready Codes for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

Overview Learning from the BC Energy Step Code and Passive House Geared towards decision makers within the BC building industry, this report examines the region’s leading […]

Annual Report 2018 – 2019

ZEBx celebrates its first year in operation! From an international building tour to local case studies to hands-on building technology demonstrations, ZEBx continues to establish key […]

Roadmap for Industry Reports: An Interview with Helen Goodland

Overview Progressive building policies and codes such as the BCEnergy Step Code and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan have injected into local industry an entirely new […]

Construction Innovation Project: Building BC’s vision

Overview In a world powered by innovation, action is needed to ensure that BC construction companies are ready to meet the challenges ahead. It’s hard to […]

Pattern Language from Passive House

Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Residential Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  Brought to you by ZEBx, RDH Building Science and the Forestry Innovation […]

COVID-19 Update: Building to Zero Emissions Safely and Remotely

Staying Connected During COVID-19 As you know, COVID-19 has drastically changed many people’s lives around the world. Although these changes are temporary, we understand it can […]

Project Visioning and Sustainable Design Charrette

ZEBx has teamed up with Living Future Vancouver to offer a Project Visioning and Pre-Design Charrette pilot program. Get access to Vancouver’s top subject matter experts […]

ZEBx Decarb Lunch Series

Vancouver’s green building organizations (ZEBx, BC Hydro, Canada Green Building Council [CaGBC], and Passive House Canada) have come together to host the monthly ZEBx Decarb Lunch […]

CleanBC NZER Design Challenge: Workshop Series

Overview The CleanBC Net-Zero Energy Ready Challenge: Workshop Series consists of six unique workshops over nine deliveries that will run throughout 2020 with the objective to […]

Postcards from Tomorrow

A group of British Columbia building-industry leaders wanted a sneak peek of their province’s net-zero energy-ready future. So they went to Belgium. Written by: BC Energy […]

Cooling Strategies for Lower Mainland Houses

This technical primer looks into the primary factors contributing to cooling loads and overheating in houses, and effective energy-efficient strategies for maintaining comfort in a warming […]

Low-Carbon Mechanical Systems

This technical primer provides an overview of the opportunities, challenges, and considerations for the use of heat pumps as a low-carbon solution for heating, cooling, and […]

Decarb Lunch June 2020

Decarb Lunch: Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects Past Event: June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Fresco Building Efficiency […]

Pattern Language from Passive House

Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Residential Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  Brought to you by ZEBx, RDH Building Science and the Forestry Innovation […]

FUTRHAUS: A HIGH-PERFORMANCE TOWNHOUSE

Overview This project converted an existing 1974 stacked duplex house to three independent high-performance townhouse units. Located in Mount Pleasant, the project achieved passive house certification […]

COVID-19 Update: Building to Zero Emissions Safely and Remotely

Staying Connected During COVID-19 As you know, COVID-19 has drastically changed many people’s lives around the world. Although these changes are temporary, we understand it can […]

What is ZEBx?



A centre designed to rapidly accelerate the knowledge, capacity and passion for zero emission buildings.

We navigate barriers to advance the development of cost-effective, attractive, zero emission buildings at scale.

We connect the building industry to solutions, identify opportunities and broker relationships.

We foster innovation through dialogues, project tours, curated research, training and demonstrations.


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ZEBx was founded through seed funding from the City of Vancouver, with additional financial support provided by the Real Estate Foundation of BC, the Bullitt Foundation, and the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance.


ZEBx is hosted by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, with partners Passive House Canada and Open.