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ZEBx Annual Survey: Thanks for Your Feedback and Prize Winners!

Annual Survey 2022 Thanks to all of our community for the record number of survey replies We are extremely proud to be celebrating four years of ZEBx and our […]

Case Study: Sharing (Heat) is Caring

Case Study: Sharing (Heat) is Caring Deep Emissions Reduction Achieved at Kitsilano Community Centre Community and recreation centres are often a major source of emissions in […]

Case Study: Decarbonizing Coquitlam Centre Mall

Case Study: Decarbonizing Coquitlam Centre Mall Capturing Waste Heat with a Heat Recovery Chiller Coquitlam Centre is a mall, owned and operated by Morguard Corporation, with […]

Case Study: Park Place

Case Study: Park Place Adding a Heat Recovery Chiller to Reduce Emissions Park Place, located in downtown Vancouver, is one of the largest office towers in […]

Decarb Lunch: Apr 2022, Legendary Airtightness – The Most Airtight Homes of the NearZero Program

Legendary Airtightness – The Most Airtight Homes of the NearZero Program Past Event: Apr 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview The 2022 BC […]

ZEBx & BCIT: Tech Demo Series – The Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI QAHV

Tech Demo Series – The Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI QAHV Past Event: Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Overview ZEBx partners with BCIT and three CO2-based […]

Case Study: Sharing (Heat) is Caring

Case Study: Sharing (Heat) is Caring Deep Emissions Reduction Achieved at Kitsilano Community Centre Community and recreation centres are often a major source of emissions in […]

Case Study: Decarbonizing Coquitlam Centre Mall

Case Study: Decarbonizing Coquitlam Centre Mall Capturing Waste Heat with a Heat Recovery Chiller Coquitlam Centre is a mall, owned and operated by Morguard Corporation, with […]

Case Study: Park Place

Case Study: Park Place Adding a Heat Recovery Chiller to Reduce Emissions Park Place, located in downtown Vancouver, is one of the largest office towers in […]

SFU Parcel 21

SFU Parcel 21 The reality is, not all dreams come true. Some projects aiming for the highest energy performance standards collide against the reality of construction […]

Deep Emissions Retrofit of a 1968 Office Tower

Deep Emissions Retrofit of a 1968 Office Tower We’ve all heard about the staggering number of building retrofits required to meet B.C.’s 2030 GHG target for […]

Decarbonization of a Commercial Domestic Hot Water System

Further resources: This retrofit project was part of our Deep Emissions Retrofit event on Tue Sep 21, 2021 and was presented by Nicky Arthur, Energy & […]

The Early Adopters of High-Performance: A Trends Analysis

The Early Adopters of High-Performance: A Trends Analysis The Net-Zero Energy-Ready (NZER) Challenge is a provincial CleanBC incentive program for large buildings launched in late 2018 […]

Video & Playbook: Low Carbon Energy Systems

Feb 2022: Low Carbon Energy Systems From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series Overview High-performance buildings are not as straightforward to design and build as code-minimum buildings. […]

Playbook: Planning for High-Performance Buildings

Jan 2022: Planning for High-Performance Buildings From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series Overview High-performance buildings are not as straightforward to design and build as code-minimum buildings. […]

Video & Playbook: Thermal Bridging In Net-Zero Energy-Ready Building Design

July 2021: Thermal Bridging In Net-Zero Energy-Ready Building Design From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series Overview Minimizing thermal bridging through the building envelope is a key […]

The ZEBx Annual Report 2020-2021

Celebrating three years of collaborations, facilitating knowledge exchange, showcasing excellence and community-building. In the City of Vancouver’s 2016 Zero Emissions Building Plan, the Zero Emissions Building […]

NAPHN Report: Is Cost the Barrier to Passive House Performance?

A new NAPHN report by Bronwyn Barry, NAPHN Board Chair, looks at cost assumptions, barriers, and the reality of cost in achieving Passive House buildings. The […]

Passive House Accelerator Video: UBC Okanagan’s Skeena Residence

Passive House Accelerator Video: UBC Okanagan’s Skeena Residence Passive House Accelerator recently released their video recording of PUBLIC’s presentation on UBCO’s Skeena Residence – Canada’s first […]

Marketing the High-Performance Home

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.

The ZEBx Annual Report 2020-2021

Celebrating three years of collaborations, facilitating knowledge exchange, showcasing excellence and community-building. In the City of Vancouver’s 2016 Zero Emissions Building Plan, the Zero Emissions Building […]

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 […]

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 […]

Decarb Lunch: Apr 2022, Legendary Airtightness – The Most Airtight Homes of the NearZero Program

Legendary Airtightness – The Most Airtight Homes of the NearZero Program Past Event: Apr 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview The 2022 BC […]

ZEBx & BCIT: Tech Demo Series – The Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI QAHV

Tech Demo Series – The Mitsubishi Electric CITY MULTI QAHV Past Event: Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Overview ZEBx partners with BCIT and three CO2-based […]

ZEBx Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue – Addressing Inequities

Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue – Addressing Inequities Past Event: Mar 30, 2022 @12.30pm – 2.30pm Slide Resources: This event was a collaboration with B2E featuring the BC […]

Decarb Lunch: Mar 2022, SFU Parcel 21: Achieving Step 4 at Conventional Construction Budgets

SFU Parcel 21: Achieving Step 4 at Conventional Construction Budgets Past Event: Mar 31, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview SFU Parcel 21. A […]

ZEBx & BCIT: Tech Demo Series – The SANCO2 WaterDrop System

Tech Demo Series – The SANCO2 WaterDrop System Past Event: Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Overview ZEBx partners with BCIT and three CO2-based DHW heat […]

ZEBx, UDI – Pacific & Affine Climate Solutions: Financing Solutions for Low-Carbon Buildings

ZEBx, UDI – Pacific & Affine Climate Solutions: Financing Solutions for Low-Carbon Buildings Past Event: Mar 9 @9:30 am – 10:30 pm Overview This event was an […]

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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.



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ZEBx is part of the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre