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Decarb Lunch July 2020

Decarb Lunch: North Vancouver Tower Enroute to World’s Largest Multi-Family EnerPhit Retrofit Past Event: July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview The Twin […]

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 […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

Solutions for Low-Carbon Heating & Hot Water Past Event: June 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview Low carbon heating and hot water systems […]

Pattern Language from Passive House Workshop

Past Events Offered in May, June and July Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Apartment Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  “A Pattern Language from […]

Decarb Lunch May 2020

Decarb Lunch: Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects Past Event: May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Clayton Community Centre, scheduled […]

Decarb Lunch April 2020

Decarb Lunch: Deep Energy Retrofits in Existing Buildings: 1177 West Hastings Past Event: April 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview With a fully occupied […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series – April

Understanding Embodied Carbon Past Event: April 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview For this critical decade of climate action, Canada must work collectively […]

Adjusting Your Work for COVID-19: Webinar

Adjusting Your Work for COVID-19: Webinar Past Event: April 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview ZEBx’s team is continually inspired by your efforts to […]

Decarb Lunch March 2020

Electrification at Scale: UVic Student Residence Past Event: March 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Overview With two buildings of eight and eleven storeys totalling […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series – March

Ventilation Strategies for Multiple Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) Past Event: March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Overview The ventilation system is increasingly becoming […]

Thermal Bridging Training: How-To Workshop for Practitioners

Thermal Bridging Training: How-To Workshop for Practitioners Past Event: March 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Overview The building performance landscape in BC has changed, […]

Decarb Lunch February 2020

825 Pacific: Passive House and LEED Gold Past Event: February 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Overview 801 and 825 Pacific is an upcoming development that […]

Designer and Installer Training for DHW Heat Pumps

Designer and Installer Training for DHW Heat Pumps Past Event: January 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:15 pm Overview Morning Workshop: Multi-family CO2 Heat Pump DHW […]

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Workshop – Vancouver

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Workshop – Vancouver Past Event: November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Overview A one-day technical workshop focused on […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

BC Energy Step Code Design Guide

This guide provides information on the key strategies and approaches to meeting the Energy Step Code in mid- and high-rise (Part 3) wood-frame and non-combustible residential […]

Illustrated Guide – Achieving Airtight Buildings

This guide is an industry resource to design, build and test airtight buildings. It also consolidates information on achieving airtightness in buildings, with a focus on […]

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 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 […]

Optimization Through Iteration: the key to designing ZEBs

From reconstructing the internal organs of ancient marine animals and reverse engineering destroyed data to designing net-zero homes with PHPP, Lyndsie White, Industrial Designer and Energy Modeller – Cornerstone Architecture, shares what it takes to successfully implement new building technologies and designs while navigating a rapidly evolving market.

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 […]

Zero Emissions Building Tools

Why ZEB Tools To support innovation in design and construction of multi-unit buildings that pursue zero emissions performance, the Zero Emissions Building (ZEB) tolls are structure […]

Letter from the Executive Director

Navigating a Busy Fall Schedule for Professional Development Zero Emissions Partners and Friends, In my conversations with you over the last few months, it is apparent […]

The Future of ZEBs in Vancouver: An Interview with Jim Taggart

The Future of ZEBs in Vancouver: An Interview with Jim Taggart Among Vancouver’s ever-present environmental advocacy, it can sometimes be difficult to identify where our city […]

Innovative Zero Emissions Building Exchange Launches in Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2018   Innovative Zero Emissions Building Exchange Launches in Vancouver To Accelerate Exemplary Buildings Across City and Province   ZEBx will remove […]

Coming Soon

ZEBx is ramping up it’s programming in the Fall of 2018, get notified of new resources/events by signing up to our newsletter.

Decarb Lunch July 2020

Decarb Lunch: North Vancouver Tower Enroute to World’s Largest Multi-Family EnerPhit Retrofit Past Event: July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview The Twin […]

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 […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

Solutions for Low-Carbon Heating & Hot Water Past Event: June 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview Low carbon heating and hot water systems […]

Pattern Language from Passive House Workshop

Past Events Offered in May, June and July Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Apartment Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  “A Pattern Language from […]

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 […]

Decarb Lunch May 2020

Decarb Lunch: Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects Past Event: May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Clayton Community Centre, scheduled […]

Decarb Lunch April 2020

Decarb Lunch: Deep Energy Retrofits in Existing Buildings: 1177 West Hastings Past Event: April 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview With a fully occupied […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series – April

Understanding Embodied Carbon Past Event: April 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview For this critical decade of climate action, Canada must work collectively […]

Adjusting Your Work for COVID-19: Webinar

Adjusting Your Work for COVID-19: Webinar Past Event: April 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview ZEBx’s team is continually inspired by your efforts to […]

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 […]

Decarb Lunch March 2020

Electrification at Scale: UVic Student Residence Past Event: March 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Overview With two buildings of eight and eleven storeys totalling […]

CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series – March

Ventilation Strategies for Multiple Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) Past Event: March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Overview The ventilation system is increasingly becoming […]

Thermal Bridging Training: How-To Workshop for Practitioners

Thermal Bridging Training: How-To Workshop for Practitioners Past Event: March 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Overview The building performance landscape in BC has changed, […]

Decarb Lunch February 2020

825 Pacific: Passive House and LEED Gold Past Event: February 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Overview 801 and 825 Pacific is an upcoming development that […]

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 […]

Designer and Installer Training for DHW Heat Pumps

Designer and Installer Training for DHW Heat Pumps Past Event: January 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:15 pm Overview Morning Workshop: Multi-family CO2 Heat Pump DHW […]

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 […]

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Workshop – Vancouver

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Workshop – Vancouver Past Event: November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Overview A one-day technical workshop focused on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Optimization Through Iteration: the key to designing ZEBs

From reconstructing the internal organs of ancient marine animals and reverse engineering destroyed data to designing net-zero homes with PHPP, Lyndsie White, Industrial Designer and Energy Modeller – Cornerstone Architecture, shares what it takes to successfully implement new building technologies and designs while navigating a rapidly evolving market.

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 […]

City of Vancouver: Passive Design Toolkit for Homes

Overview This toolkit has been written to inform City staff and the design and development communities about passive design. While covering best practices, the toolkit addresses […]

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 […]

Green Building in Canada: Assessing Market Impacts & Opportunities

Overview This project assesses the market and employment impacts, as well as the core strengths and capabilities, of Canada’s green building industry. Based on considerable secondary […]

City of Vancouver: Passive Design Toolkit for Large Buildings

Overview The City of Vancouver’s Passive Design Toolkit for Large Buildings presents best practices for the application of passive design in Vancouver. It is intended to […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Zero Emissions Building Tools

Why ZEB Tools To support innovation in design and construction of multi-unit buildings that pursue zero emissions performance, the Zero Emissions Building (ZEB) tolls are structure […]

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 […]

Letter from the Executive Director

Navigating a Busy Fall Schedule for Professional Development Zero Emissions Partners and Friends, In my conversations with you over the last few months, it is apparent […]

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 […]

The Future of ZEBs in Vancouver: An Interview with Jim Taggart

The Future of ZEBs in Vancouver: An Interview with Jim Taggart Among Vancouver’s ever-present environmental advocacy, it can sometimes be difficult to identify where our city […]

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.

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 […]

BC Energy Step Code Design Guide

This guide provides information on the key strategies and approaches to meeting the Energy Step Code in mid- and high-rise (Part 3) wood-frame and non-combustible residential […]

Illustrated Guide – Achieving Airtight Buildings

This guide is an industry resource to design, build and test airtight buildings. It also consolidates information on achieving airtightness in buildings, with a focus on […]

Innovative Zero Emissions Building Exchange Launches in Vancouver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2018   Innovative Zero Emissions Building Exchange Launches in Vancouver To Accelerate Exemplary Buildings Across City and Province   ZEBx will remove […]

Coming Soon

ZEBx is ramping up it’s programming in the Fall of 2018, get notified of new resources/events by signing up to our newsletter.

ZEBx: Rapidly accelerating zero emissions building in Vancouver and BC through increased knowledge, capacity and passion.