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Pattern Language from Passive House Workshop

Past Event Offered September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 2020 Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Apartment Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  “A […]

Decarb Lunch August 2020

Roddan Lodge: Vancouver’s new near zero emissions social housing facility Past Event: August 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Overview The Roddan Lodge redevelopment strives […]

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, […]

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 […]

From Code to Passive House: MURB Electrification Case Studies

Past Event: October 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Overview The BC Energy Step Code has provided a clear and consistent performance target for […]

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Workshop – Victoria

Past Event: September 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Overview A one-day technical workshop focused on innovative wood technologies.  Collaborate with experts across industry […]

High Density, Net-Zero Livestream + ZEBx Community Social

Past Event: September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Overview ZEBx has partnered with New York City’s Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) to livestream BE-Ex’s event: Do No […]

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings – Technical Workshop

Past Event: June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Overview A one-day technical workshop focused on advancing affordable, attractive, zero emissions wood buildings. Deepen […]

Communities of Practice: High Rise & Commercial High-Performance Walls

Past Event: June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am Overview New Program Launch! We are excited to launch our newest program series, Communities of Practice, […]

Design & Modelling Strategies

Past Event: May 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Overview Join ZEBx, in partnership with BC Hydro and IBPSA-BC for a breakfast discussion to […]

2019 Earth Day Celebration

Past Event: April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Overview Join Living Future Vancouver Collaborative (LFV) and ZEBx for a night of inspiration and celebration at […]

Building Smart: Key Considerations for High Performance Walls

Past Event: April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Overview This session will help broaden the common understanding of how high-rise residential buildings can […]

High-Performance Curtain Wall

Past Event: December 2018 Overview The increasing implementation of higher performance building standards demand options and a competitive marketplace for high-performance products. Through our event series […]

HVAC in Large Passive House Buildings

Past Event: November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Overview Large buildings are quickly becoming a dominant feature of the Passive House landscape in […]

Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water

Past Event: November 20, 2018 Event Recap This workshop showcased the latest efforts to reduce the load, energy, and GHG emissions of residential domestic hot water […]

Advanced PHPP for Large Passive House Buildings

Past Event: November 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Overview Presented by ZEBx and Peel Passive House, this interactive two-day course allows participants to […]

High Density Passive House Dialogue

Exploring Vancouver’s first multi-unit residential Passive House projects Past Event: September 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Overview On September 19, ZEBx in partnership […]

High Density Passive House Dialogue

Past Event: September 19, 2018 Event Recap On September 19, ZEBx held its inaugural public event, the High Density Passive House Dialogue. Project teams from Vancouver’s […]

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 […]

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.

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 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 […]

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 over nine deliveries that will run throughout 2020 with the objective to more […]

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.

BC Energy Step Code Airtightness Testing for Part 3 Buildings

Whole building airtightness testing is a regulatory requirement for residential and non-residential new construction projects in British Columbia under the BC Energy Step Code. With an […]

Project Visioning and Sustainable Design Charrette

ZEBx and the Living Future Vancouver have teamed up to offer a Project Visioning and Pre-Design Charrette pilot program. Get access to the City of Vancouver’s […]

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 […]

BC Energy Step Code Airtightness Testing for Part 3 Buildings

Whole building airtightness testing is a regulatory requirement for residential and non-residential new construction projects in British Columbia under the BC Energy Step Code. With an […]

Project Visioning and Sustainable Design Charrette

ZEBx and the Living Future Vancouver have teamed up to offer a Project Visioning and Pre-Design Charrette pilot program. Get access to the City of Vancouver’s […]

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 […]

Pattern Language from Passive House Workshop

Past Event Offered September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 2020 Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Apartment Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  “A […]

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 […]

Decarb Lunch August 2020

Roddan Lodge: Vancouver’s new near zero emissions social housing facility Past Event: August 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Overview The Roddan Lodge redevelopment strives […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 more […]

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 […]

From Code to Passive House: MURB Electrification Case Studies

Past Event: October 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Overview The BC Energy Step Code has provided a clear and consistent performance target for […]

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Workshop – Victoria

Past Event: September 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Overview A one-day technical workshop focused on innovative wood technologies.  Collaborate with experts across industry […]

High Density, Net-Zero Livestream + ZEBx Community Social

Past Event: September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Overview ZEBx has partnered with New York City’s Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) to livestream BE-Ex’s event: Do No […]

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 […]

Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings – Technical Workshop

Past Event: June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Overview A one-day technical workshop focused on advancing affordable, attractive, zero emissions wood buildings. Deepen […]

Communities of Practice: High Rise & Commercial High-Performance Walls

Past Event: June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am Overview New Program Launch! We are excited to launch our newest program series, Communities of Practice, […]

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.

Design & Modelling Strategies

Past Event: May 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Overview Join ZEBx, in partnership with BC Hydro and IBPSA-BC for a breakfast discussion to […]

2019 Earth Day Celebration

Past Event: April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Overview Join Living Future Vancouver Collaborative (LFV) and ZEBx for a night of inspiration and celebration at […]

Building Smart: Key Considerations for High Performance Walls

Past Event: April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Overview This session will help broaden the common understanding of how high-rise residential buildings can […]

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

Past Event: December 2018 Overview The increasing implementation of higher performance building standards demand options and a competitive marketplace for high-performance products. Through our event series […]

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 […]

HVAC in Large Passive House Buildings

Past Event: November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Overview Large buildings are quickly becoming a dominant feature of the Passive House landscape in […]

Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water

Past Event: November 20, 2018 Event Recap This workshop showcased the latest efforts to reduce the load, energy, and GHG emissions of residential domestic hot water […]

Advanced PHPP for Large Passive House Buildings

Past Event: November 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Overview Presented by ZEBx and Peel Passive House, this interactive two-day course allows participants to […]

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

Exploring Vancouver’s first multi-unit residential Passive House projects Past Event: September 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Overview On September 19, ZEBx in partnership […]

High Density Passive House Dialogue

Past Event: September 19, 2018 Event Recap On September 19, ZEBx held its inaugural public event, the High Density Passive House Dialogue. Project teams from Vancouver’s […]

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.