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Launching our Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue Series: Best Practices for Large Buildings

Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue Series: Best Practices for Large Buildings Past Event: Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Slide Resources: Other Resources: Read the […]

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 & […]

Case Study: 825 Pacific Street

One of the most recent additions to the City of Vancouver’s building portfolio is a shining example of the City’s aspirations for all new buildings. This […]

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 Podcast: Decarb Lunch June 2021, The Builders Have Spoken: The Cost of High-Performance Construction

Season 1 Episode 4 Recorded at Past Event: Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview When the Step Code was introduced, some concerns were […]

The ZEBx Podcast: Decarb Lunch May 2021, Building a High-Performance Home – Does it Cost More?

Season 1 Episode 3 Recorded at Past Event: May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview The Province’s CleanBC Plan charts a course for net-zero […]

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 & […]

Case Study: 825 Pacific Street

One of the most recent additions to the City of Vancouver’s building portfolio is a shining example of the City’s aspirations for all new buildings. This […]

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 […]

Video & Playbook: Life Cycle Assessment Practice to Estimate Embodied Carbon in Buildings

June 2021: Life Cycle Assessment Practice to Estimate Embodied Carbon in Buildings From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment The building sector […]

Case Study: Carrington View

When Highstreet Ventures (Highstreet) began the Carrington View rental development, there was no municipal requirement to meet any step of the BC Energy Step Code (Step […]

Video & Playbook: Planning Airtight Buildings

May 2021: Planning Airtight Buildings From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series Why Build Airtight Buildings? Building airtightness reduces energy consumption by minimizing heat loss via air […]

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 […]

Video & Playbook: Life Cycle Assessment Practice to Estimate Embodied Carbon in Buildings

June 2021: Life Cycle Assessment Practice to Estimate Embodied Carbon in Buildings From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment The building sector […]

BC Energy Step Code Report: Addressing the Cost of Efficiency

Does Better Mean Less Affordable? A report by Rob Bernhardt, former CEO of Passive House Canada, examining the cost of energy-efficient buildings from the perspective of […]

Video & Playbook: Planning Airtight Buildings

May 2021: Planning Airtight Buildings From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series Why Build Airtight Buildings? Building airtightness reduces energy consumption by minimizing heat loss via air […]

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 & […]

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 […]

Launching our Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue Series: Best Practices for Large Buildings

Deep Emissions Retrofit Dialogue Series: Best Practices for Large Buildings Past Event: Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Slide Resources: Other Resources: Read the […]

The ZEBx Podcast: Decarb Lunch June 2021, The Builders Have Spoken: The Cost of High-Performance Construction

Season 1 Episode 4 Recorded at Past Event: Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview When the Step Code was introduced, some concerns were […]

The ZEBx Podcast: Decarb Lunch May 2021, Building a High-Performance Home – Does it Cost More?

Season 1 Episode 3 Recorded at Past Event: May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview The Province’s CleanBC Plan charts a course for net-zero […]

Decarb Lunch: Jul 2021, Developer/Builder Recipes for Low-Cost, All-Electric, Step 4 Residential Construction

Developer/Builder Recipes for Low-Cost, All-Electric, Step 4 Residential Construction Past Event: Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview In our June Decarb Lunch, we […]

The ZEBx Podcast: Decarb Lunch April 2021 – Quantifying Embodied Carbon for Buildings of the Future

Season 1, Episode 2 Recorded at Past Event: Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Society is facing a climate crisis. Over 30 municipalities […]

The ZEBx Podcast: Decarb Lunch March 2021 – The Peak

Season 1, Episode 1 Recorded at Past Event: Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm What’s it like to work on your first multi-unit residential […]

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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.

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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.