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CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

CleanBC NZER Workshops Series: Lessons from the Leading Edge Past Event: Feb 11 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview Join ZEBx for our last webinar in […]

Decarb Lunch January 2021

The BC Low Carbon Building Policy Toolkit Past Event: Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Local governments have numerous development policies and bylaws […]

Decarb Lunch November 2020

BC Energy Step Code Airtightness Testing for Part 3 Buildings: UBC Mundell House Past Event: Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Whole building […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

CleanBC NZER Workshops Series: Navigating to Net-Zero Energy-Ready Past Event: Nov 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview While the decision to build a […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

High-Performance Prefabrication Past Event: Oct 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview Join ZEBx and Integral Group for our next webinar in our Net-Zero […]

Decarb Lunch October 2020

Orion: A Cost-Effective, Healthy, Near-Zero Emissions Multi-Unit Residential Building Past Event: Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Orion is a 45-unit residential building […]

Skeena Residence

When the University of British Columbia decided to add another student residence to their Okanagan campus in 2017, the UBC Board of Governors (with input from […]

Peatt Commons West

Peatt Commons West is the second phase of a purpose-built rental development by Peatt Commons Inc. in Langford, British Columbia. While its original design targeted some improvement in […]

Batik Apartments: A Low-Carbon Central Domestic Hot Water System

This case study describes the innovative solutions used in the central heat pump domestic hot water system of Batik Apartments, a mixed-use, mid-rise residential building in […]

Orion: Near-Zero Emissions Multi-Unit Residential Building

Orion is a multi-unit residential building in Pemberton, British Columbia. The project is expected to exceed the energy efficiency requirements set for its region and meet […]

Fire Hall No.17: North America’s First Passive House Fire Hall

In 2018, the City of Vancouver began the design to replace Fire Hall No.17. with a new building. The new facility is the first fire hall […]

City of Vancouver’s Gastown Zero Emissions Childcare Centre

As part of the Zero Emissions Building Plan, the City of Vancouver committed to designing all new City-owned buildings to the Passive House or an equivalent […]

Deeper Thinking: Building Energy Audits for Carbon Reduction

Overview For over 30 years, commercial energy audits have been the cornerstone of energy reduction programs for existing buildings. In the last several years, the global […]

City of Vancouver Energy Targets for Part 3 Buildings

The City of Vancouver Council approved the Zero Emissions Building Plan in 2016, which sets a roadmap for new buildings to emit zero operational GHG emissions […]

Annual Report 2019-2020

ZEBx celebrates its second year in operation! From new program launches to local case studies to hands-on building technology demonstrations, ZEBx continues to establish key partnerships […]

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 2019-2020

ZEBx celebrates its second year in operation! From new program launches to local case studies to hands-on building technology demonstrations, ZEBx continues to establish key partnerships […]

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

Overview ZEBx teamed up with Living Future Vancouver to offer a Project Visioning and Pre-Design Charrette pilot program. Winning applicants gain access to Vancouver’s top subject […]

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 that will run throughout 2020 and early 2021 with the objective to more […]

Skeena Residence

When the University of British Columbia decided to add another student residence to their Okanagan campus in 2017, the UBC Board of Governors (with input from […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

CleanBC NZER Workshops Series: Lessons from the Leading Edge Past Event: Feb 11 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview Join ZEBx for our last webinar in […]

Peatt Commons West

Peatt Commons West is the second phase of a purpose-built rental development by Peatt Commons Inc. in Langford, British Columbia. While its original design targeted some improvement in […]

Decarb Lunch January 2021

The BC Low Carbon Building Policy Toolkit Past Event: Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Local governments have numerous development policies and bylaws […]

Decarb Lunch November 2020

BC Energy Step Code Airtightness Testing for Part 3 Buildings: UBC Mundell House Past Event: Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Whole building […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

CleanBC NZER Workshops Series: Navigating to Net-Zero Energy-Ready Past Event: Nov 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview While the decision to build a […]

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.