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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 […]

Standardized Case Studies to Catalyze Implementation of ZEBs

Attention building industry: we heard you loud and clear! Your enthusiasm around BC’s Energy Step Code Study Series has inspired ZEBx to showcase more successful projects […]

Cornell Passive House Tower: Student Residence

Designing and Building the World’s Largest and Tallest Passive House Building The House at Cornell Tech After winning the contract to build a tech campus on […]

Near Zero

A green initiative sponsored by the City of Vancouver to gather data and encourage the construction of more high-performance, low-rise buildings.

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 […]

Procuring Innovation in Construction

Overview The objective of this report is to help public and private owners become “innovation friendly” in their construction procurement – to enable them to access […]

PassivTower: Sustainable Housing for the High Density City

Overview The construction and operation of buildings is responsible for approximately half of carbon emissions, according to the UK Green Building Council, opening up the possibility […]

Feasibility study to implement the Passivhaus Standard on Tall Residential Buildings

Overview Passivhaus, the progressive lower-energy residential standard which originated in Germany, has proven that ambitious sustainable models are possible through simple, direct and primarily architectural solutions. […]

Low Thermal Energy Demand for Large Buildings

This guide aims to broaden the common understanding of how large buildings can meet higher levels of performance as required by Passive House, BC Energy Step […]

Women4Climate Officially Launches in Vancouver, BC!

On March 6, 20 ambitious climate leaders gathered with the City of Vancouver and the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) as the first official Vancouver cohort […]

Standardized Case Studies to Catalyze Implementation of ZEBs

Attention building industry: we heard you loud and clear! Your enthusiasm around BC’s Energy Step Code Study Series has inspired ZEBx to showcase more successful projects […]

Women4Climate Mentorship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2019 City of Vancouver Joins the Zero Emissions Building Exchange to Launch C40’s Women4Climate Program ZEBx in partnership with the City of Vancouver and C40 will support young professional women develop climate solutions through a one year, internationally recognized mentorship program Vancouver BC – The Zero […]

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 […]

Better Buildings BC

About the Program Better Buildings BC: The Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge is a provincial incentive program and juried competition that aims to celebrate and support the design […]

EfficiencyBC

About the Website Commercial or residential, renovation or new construction – energy improvements are an excellent way to reduce your building’s energy use and make your […]

Women4Climate Officially Launches in Vancouver, BC!

On March 6, 20 ambitious climate leaders gathered with the City of Vancouver and the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) as the first official Vancouver cohort […]

Standardized Case Studies to Catalyze Implementation of ZEBs

Attention building industry: we heard you loud and clear! Your enthusiasm around BC’s Energy Step Code Study Series has inspired ZEBx to showcase more successful projects […]

Women4Climate Mentorship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2019 City of Vancouver Joins the Zero Emissions Building Exchange to Launch C40’s Women4Climate Program ZEBx in partnership with the City of Vancouver and C40 will support young professional women develop climate solutions through a one year, internationally recognized mentorship program Vancouver BC – The Zero […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide

The latest version of the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide, developed by Morrison Hershfield includes an increased number of assemblies and details for quantifying and mitigating thermal bridging […]

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.