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Construction Cost Analysis of High-Performance Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in BC

High-Performance, Mid-Rise, Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in BC Does it really cost more to build a high-performance building? Historically, this question has been addressed with theoretical studies […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building Electrification: Accelerating Electrification of CA Multifamily Sector Report

Resource for Building Electrification From the report website: This report, Accelerating Electrification of California’s Multifamily Buildings, is a deliverable for the Accelerating Multifamily Building Upgrades project. This […]

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 […]

The ZEBx Podcast: Decarb Lunch – 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 […]

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 […]

Case Study: Peatt Commons West

Peatt Commons West is the second phase of a purpose-built rental development by Peatt Commons Inc. in Langford, British Columbia. While its original design targeted some improvement in […]

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 […]

Launch: BC’s Building Electrification Road Map

Reducing Emissions in BC’s Building Sector Buildings in British Columbia (BC) emit approximately 6.9 million tonnes of GHG emissions on an annual basis. This represents approximately […]

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 […]

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 […]

Launch: BC’s Building Electrification Road Map

Reducing Emissions in BC’s Building Sector Buildings in British Columbia (BC) emit approximately 6.9 million tonnes of GHG emissions on an annual basis. This represents approximately […]

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: 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 – 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 […]

Decarb Lunch: Apr 2021, Quantifying Embodied Carbon for Buildings of the Future

Quantifying Embodied Carbon for Buildings of the Future Past Event: Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Society is facing a climate crisis. Over […]

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 […]

Annual Survey: Celebrating 3 years of ZEBx with our Community

Complete our survey for a chance to win one of five $100 prepaid VISA cards!Closing Date: Midnight Sunday April 25, 2021 We are extremely proud to be celebrating three years and would like […]

Decarb Lunch: March 2021, The Peak

The Peak Past Event: Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview What’s it like to work on your first multi-unit residential Passive House building? […]

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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.


ZEBx is hosted by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, with partners Passive House Canada and Open.