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ZEBx Decarb Lunch – July 2021

July 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please note the ‘Developer/Builder Recipes for Low-Cost, All-Electric, Step 4 Residential Construction’ event will take place on Thu Jul 22, 2021


The monthly ZEBx Decarb Lunch brings together the local building community to discuss emerging solutions and barriers related to zero emission buildings. If you want to be the first to hear about our events and news sign up for the newsletter here. The July 2021 is a collaboration with the Pacific Region UDI.

Happening this Month

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?

Join us for our last Decarb Lunch of the summer!


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.

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Professional Development

  • AIBC Core LUs: 1
  • BC Housing CPD: 1

Join our Community of Leaders!

Do you have an exciting zero emissions or high performance project, product or concept you’d like to share? Interested in participating in our Program Series as subject matter experts? E-mail gordon@zebx.org for more information on how to get involved. Together, we can make the 2020s the decade of zero emission buildings!

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July 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm