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  • Thermal Bridging Training: How-To Workshop for Practitioners

    Thermal Bridging Training: How-To Workshop for Practitioners Past Event: March 5 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Overview The building performance landscape in BC has changed, with a renewed focus on building envelopes. The BC Building Code, the Vancouver Building […]

  • CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series – March

    Ventilation Strategies for Multiple Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) Past Event: March 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Overview The ventilation system is increasingly becoming the backbone of the building, providing not only great indoor air quality, but also […]

  • Decarb Lunch March 2020

    Electrification at Scale: UVic Student Residence Past Event: March 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Overview With two buildings of eight and eleven storeys totalling over 31,000m2 including a commercial kitchen, the University of Victoria Student Housing and Dining […]

  • COVID-19 Update: Building to Zero Emissions Safely and Remotely

    Staying Connected During COVID-19 As you know, COVID-19 has drastically changed many people’s lives around the world. Although these changes are temporary, we understand it can be challenging and overwhelming at times, especially as many of us are learning to […]

  • Adjusting Your Work for COVID-19: Webinar

    Adjusting Your Work for COVID-19: Webinar Past Event: April 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview ZEBx’s team is continually inspired by your efforts to improve the built environment, and now that we are amidst a different type of […]

  • CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series – April

    Understanding Embodied Carbon Past Event: April 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview For this critical decade of climate action, Canada must work collectively to lower carbon emissions in order to meet the country’s global commitments. The building […]

  • Decarb Lunch: April 2020, Deep Energy Retrofits in Existing Buildings: 1177 West Hastings

    Decarb Lunch: Deep Energy Retrofits in Existing Buildings: 1177 West Hastings Past Event: April 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview With a fully occupied office tower developed in 1968, Golden Properties Ltd. will share the past 10 years […]

  • Decarb Lunch: May 2020, Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects

    Decarb Lunch: Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects Past Event: May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Clayton Community Centre, scheduled to open its doors in summer 2020, is on track to achieve Passive House […]

  • FUTRHAUS: A HIGH-PERFORMANCE TOWNHOUSE

    This project converted an existing 1974 stacked duplex house to three independent high-performance townhouse units. Located in Mount Pleasant, the project achieved passive house certification and addressed Vancouver’s need for increased densification while achieving energy and carbon performance targets in […]

  • Pattern Language from Passive House

    Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Residential Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  Brought to you by ZEBx, RDH Building Science and the Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd., “A Pattern Language from Passive House” is four-part interactive course focused on […]

  • Pattern Language from Passive House Course

    Past Events Offered in May, June and July Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Apartment Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  “A Pattern Language from Passive House” is an interactive workshop that teaches cost-effective planning and design of affordable, […]

  • CleanBC NZER Challenge Workshops Series

    Solutions for Low-Carbon Heating & Hot Water Past Event: June 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Overview Low carbon heating and hot water systems are becoming increasingly mainstream in the design and construction of high performance buildings in […]

  • Decarb Lunch: June 2020, Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects

    Decarb Lunch: Lessons Learned from Local Multi-Family Heat Pump Retrofit Projects Past Event: June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview Fresco Building Efficiency will share the retrofit stories from three current decarbonization projects in Vancouver and Victoria. […]

  • Low-Carbon Mechanical Systems

    This technical primer provides an overview of the opportunities, challenges, and considerations for the use of heat pumps as a low-carbon solution for heating, cooling, and domestic hot water production for high-performance houses in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland. With building […]

  • Cooling Strategies for Lower Mainland Houses

    This technical primer looks into the primary factors contributing to cooling loads and overheating in houses, and effective energy-efficient strategies for maintaining comfort in a warming climate and with increased extreme weather events such as wildfire smoke. The information applies […]

  • Decarb Lunch: July 2020, North Vancouver Tower Enroute to World’s Largest Multi-Family EnerPhit Retrofit

    Decarb Lunch: North Vancouver Tower Enroute to World’s Largest Multi-Family EnerPhit Retrofit Past Event: July 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview The Twin Towers in North Vancouver has the potential to become the world’s largest multi-family EnerPhit […]

  • 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 across industry to develop and deliver effective programming to advance zero emissions building solutions. […]

  • City of Vancouver’s Gastown Zero Emissions Childcare Centre

    As part of the Zero Emissions Building Plan, the City of Vancouver committed to designing all new City-owned buildings to the Passive House or an equivalent standard and eliminate the use of fossil fuels. In 2018, the City started the […]

  • City of Vancouver Energy Targets for Part 3 & Part 9 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 by 2030. The City is implementing the Plan by incrementally reducing the limits for […]

  • Decarb Lunch: August 2020, Roddan Lodge: Vancouver’s new near zero emissions social housing facility

    Roddan Lodge: Vancouver’s new near zero emissions social housing facility Past Event: August 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Overview The Roddan Lodge redevelopment strives to meet both the City of Vancouver’s affordable housing priority and green building targets. […]

  • Fire Hall No.17: North America’s First Passive House Fire Hall

    In 2018, the City of Vancouver began the design to replace Fire Hall No.17. with a new building. The new facility is the first fire hall in North America to pursue Passive House certification. The project is also pursuing LEED […]

  • Pattern Language from Passive House Course

    Past Event Offered September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 2020 Overview How to Design and Build High-Performance Apartment Buildings at the Lowest Possible Cost  “A Pattern Language from Passive House” is an interactive workshop that teaches cost-effective planning and […]

  • Marketing the High-Performance Home

    Past Event: September 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Overview Whether you’re a green building buff or starting your first zero emission project, strategic marketing that elevates your brand, generates demand, and increases your profit margin is critical. On […]

  • Decarb Lunch: September 2020, North America’s First Passive House Fire Hall: City of Vancouver Fire Hall #17

    North America’s First Passive House Fire Hall: City of Vancouver Fire Hall #17 Past Event: Sept 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Overview North America’s First Passive House Fire Hall: City of Vancouver Fire Hall #17 The City of […]

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