CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

Pattern Language from Passive House Course
June 14, 2020
Decarb Lunch: June 2020, Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects
June 30, 2020

Solutions for Low-Carbon Heating & Hot Water

Past Event: June 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Low carbon heating and hot water systems are becoming increasingly mainstream in the design and construction of high performance buildings in BC. This response is due to both greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations in select areas and owners seeking to meet organizational GHG reduction targets.

Recent winners from the CleanBC Net-Zero Energy Ready Design Challenge are leading the way in innovative design solutions for low carbon heating and hot water. This workshop will showcase four of these projects (three multi-family and one commercial office), each using a different low carbon heating solution, ranging from electric baseboards to heat pumps to district heating.

For low carbon domestic hot water, the latest high efficiency solutions in multi-family, central heat pump design will be presented by one of the leading experts on the topic. The workshop will also provide a status update on industry’s current readiness to design and build low carbon solutions at scale by sharing early, select findings of the multi-stakeholder, provincial BC Low Carbon Building Electrification Road Map.

The two hour event will include presentations, facilitated workshop sessions and networking opportunities.


9:00am – Welcome from ZEBx, Integral

9:10am – Interactive Participant Activity

9:15am – Building Electrification Road Map Update (Part 3)

9:40am – High Efficiency Low Carbon DHW Design

10:00am – Break

10:05am – Interactive Participant Activity

10:10am – Low Carbon Heating Solutions from Select NZER Projects

10:35am – Panel Q&A

10:50am – Final Interactive Participant Activity

11:00am – Webinar Ends


Patrick Stewart, P.Eng., CPHD, LEED Green Associate, Principal – AME Group

Chris Liu, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP, Associate Principal – Smith and Andersen

Dale Mikkelsen, Vice President, UnverCity Project – Simon Fraser University

Shawn Oram, PE, Principal, Director of Design and Engineering – Ecotope

Jay Stariano, Sustainability Analyst – Highstreet Ventures

Tom Berkhout, Associate, Sustainability Research and Planning – Integral Group