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

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Season 1 Episode 5

Recorded at Past Event: Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


In our June Decarb Lunch, we presented ZEBx’s in-depth analysis of construction costs for high-performance multi-unit residential buildings in BC. Of the seven buildings in the study, two all-electric, Step 4 buildings were constructed for well under the average cost of similar code-minimum residential buildings in the area. Both buildings were constructed by developer/builders: Vidorra Developments and Highstreet Ventures. How did they achieve this impressive result? Was it the fact that they are developer/builders? Do they have some special recipe for constructability or cost-effective high-performance building development?

The July 2021 was a collaboration with the Pacific Region UDI.


Rod Nadeau, Innovation Building Group Inc.

Rod Nadeau is one of the managing partners at Innovation Building Group which has been building energy efficient homes since 1988. They have been pursuing cost effective solutions to sustainability for the last two decades and have now turned the Green Premium into the Green Discount using simple building techniques that any Builder in BC can replicate.

Will Monforton B.ASc EIT, Preconstruction Manager, Highstreet Ventures Inc.

Will has been with Highstreet for three years. He fills a utility role with his main focuses being estimating, R&D new building technologies, and managing civil work. He has a civil engineering background and experience as a field engineer working on heavy civil projects.