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ZEBx Decarb Lunch

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Taking place on the last Friday of every month, the ZEBx Decarb Lunch brings together industry silos to discuss emerging solutions and barriers related to zero emission buildings. Maximize your lunch hour! Network with subject matter experts and learn from industry leading projects in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Happening This Month

Fresco Building Efficiency will share the retrofit stories from three current decarbonization projects in Vancouver and Victoria. The first case study is a 1960’s low-rise multi-family residence originally heated with an oil-fired boiler. It has been converted to individual unit mini-split heat pumps and received a mild envelope upgrade. This simple and practical conversion has dramatically reduced GHGs, given controllable heating and cooling to tenants, and transferred responsibility for heating consumption to tenants.

The second case study is a 1910 heritage hotel which provides housing to 54 people in Vancouver’s Downtown East side. The client committed to eliminating most GHG emissions from the site by converting to a fully electric heat pump hot water system. Built in 1964, the third case study is a typical Lower Mainland mid-rise multi-family building. Fresco Building Efficiency will share the technical and financial options for converting its gas boiler hydronic system to a centralized air source heat pump.

The June Decarb Lunch has been moved online to help keep our community healthy. This month only we are offering free registration! With many people working remotely, we would like to provide an opportunity for the building community to connect in a safe way, share ideas and stay inspired.

Accessing the Webinar With Your Eventbrite Ticket

This month’s Decarb Lunch has been moved online as a way to help keep our community healthy.

  1. Once you register on Eventbrite, you will receive an email with a link to the online Zoom webinar.
  2. Click the “View Now” button in the Eventbrite email.
  3. Clicking the View Now button will take you to the Eventbrite Webinar landing page. Click the play button and register yourself for the Zoom webinar by submitting your name and email address.
  4. Once you register, you will be granted access to the Zoom webinar link.
  5. If you have an questions, please contact jessica@zebx.org.


John Foster, P.Eng., Energy Efficiency Engineer/Senior Analyst – FRESCo Building Efficiency

John is committed to implementing decarbonization retrofits in multi-unit residential buildings. He finds the current times very exciting as there have never been as much rapid technical development and political will to decarbonize. Since 2012, he has identified potential GHG reduction projects in over 500 buildings. John joined FRESCo Building Efficiency in 2015 as Senior Energy Analyst for multi-family energy retrofits. He brings deep personal knowledge to his role since he has lived in rental apartments all of his adult life.

Professional Development

  • AIBC Core LUs: TBD

Join our Community of Leaders!

Do you have an exciting zero emissions or high performance project, product or concept you’d like to share? Interested in participating in our Program Series as subject matter experts? E-mail jessica@zebx.org for more information on how to get involved.

Together, we can make the 2020s the decade of zero emission buildings!

Click here to register.


June 26
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm