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Decarb Lunch: July 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 […]

Playbook: Dealing with Thermal Bridging In Net-Zero Energy-Ready Building Design

July 2021: Dealing with 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 […]

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 […]

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

The Builders Have Spoken – The Cost of High-Performance Construction Past Event: Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview When the Step Code was […]

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 […]

Building Electrification: BEI City Playbooks for the Equitable Electrification of Multifamily Buildings

Resource for Building Electrification BEI recently released a series of City Playbooks for the Equitable Electrification of Multifamily Buildings. Four common building typologies were selected in cities […]

Playbook: Dealing with Thermal Bridging In Net-Zero Energy-Ready Building Design

July 2021: Dealing with 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 […]

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: Ventilation Strategies for High-Performance Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

April 2021: Ventilation Strategies for High-Performance Multi-Unit Residential Buildings From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series High-performance multi-unit residential buildings (MURB) are becoming the norm in British […]

Case Study: Skeena Residence

When the University of British Columbia decided to add another student residence to their Okanagan campus in 2017, the UBC Board of Governors (with input from […]

Playbook: Dealing with Thermal Bridging In Net-Zero Energy-Ready Building Design

July 2021: Dealing with 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 […]

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 […]

Playbook: Dealing with Thermal Bridging In Net-Zero Energy-Ready Building Design

July 2021: Dealing with 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: Ventilation Strategies for High-Performance Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

April 2021: Ventilation Strategies for High-Performance Multi-Unit Residential Buildings From ZEBx’s Net-Zero Energy-Ready Playbook Series High-performance multi-unit residential buildings (MURB) are becoming the norm in British […]

Presentation Event: BC’s Building Electrification Road Map

Past Event: Apr 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am The Building Electrification Road Map was launched at this online event to about 130 participants […]

Decarb Lunch: July 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 […]

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

The Builders Have Spoken – The Cost of High-Performance Construction Past Event: Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview When the Step Code was […]

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 […]

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

Building a High-Performance Home – Does it Cost More? Past Event: May 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview The Province’s CleanBC Plan charts a […]

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 […]

Presentation Event: BC’s Building Electrification Road Map

Past Event: Apr 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am The Building Electrification Road Map was launched at this online event to about 130 participants […]

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We navigate barriers to advance the development of cost-effective, attractive, zero emission buildings at scale.

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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.