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  • Annual Report 2018 – 2019

    ZEBx celebrates its first year in operation! From an international building tour to local case studies to hands-on building technology demonstrations, ZEBx continues to establish key […]

  • Postcards from Tomorrow

    A group of British Columbia building-industry leaders wanted a sneak peek of their province’s net-zero energy-ready future. So they went to Belgium. Written by: BC Energy […]

  • The Heights: Multi-Unit Residential Passive House

    At the time of construction, The Heights was one of the first multi-unit residential buildings in Vancouver seeking Passive House certification. At six storeys high, this […]

  • East Vancouver Single-Family Passive House

    Building a comfortable, quiet, and healthy home was a priority for the owners of this single-family residence in Vancouver’s Riley Park Neighbourhood. Through the pursuit of […]

  • Vancouver Point Grey High-Performance Laneway House

    Using a highly efficient envelope and heat recovery system, this small laneway house exceeded the energy performance requirements of the Vancouver Building Bylaw. A theoretical analysis […]

  • Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings – Technical Workshop

    Past Event: June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Overview A one-day technical workshop focused on advancing affordable, attractive, zero emissions wood buildings. Deepen […]

  • Communities of Practice: High Rise & Commercial High-Performance Walls

    Past Event: June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am Overview New Program Launch! We are excited to launch our newest program series, Communities of Practice, […]

  • Optimization Through Iteration: the key to designing ZEBs

    From reconstructing the internal organs of ancient marine animals and reverse engineering destroyed data to designing net-zero homes with PHPP, Lyndsie White, Industrial Designer and Energy Modeller - Cornerstone Architecture, shares what it takes to successfully implement new building technologies and designs while navigating a rapidly evolving market.

  • Design & Modelling Strategies

    Past Event: May 16, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Overview Join ZEBx, in partnership with BC Hydro and IBPSA-BC for a breakfast discussion to […]

  • 2019 Earth Day Celebration

    Past Event: April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Overview Join Living Future Vancouver Collaborative (LFV) and ZEBx for a night of inspiration and celebration at […]

  • Building Smart: Key Considerations for High Performance Walls

    Past Event: April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Overview This session will help broaden the common understanding of how high-rise residential buildings can […]

  • Women4Climate Officially Launches in Vancouver, BC!

    On March 6, 20 ambitious climate leaders gathered with the City of Vancouver and the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) as the first official Vancouver cohort […]

  • Standardized Case Studies to Catalyze Implementation of ZEBs

    Attention building industry: we heard you loud and clear! Your enthusiasm around BC’s Energy Step Code Study Series has inspired ZEBx to showcase more successful projects […]

  • Women4Climate Mentorship Program

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2019 City of Vancouver Joins the Zero Emissions Building Exchange to Launch C40’s Women4Climate Program ZEBx in partnership with the City of Vancouver and C40 will support young professional women develop climate solutions through a one year, internationally recognized mentorship program Vancouver BC – The Zero […]

  • High-Performance Curtain Wall

    Past Event: December 2018 Overview The increasing implementation of higher performance building standards demand options and a competitive marketplace for high-performance products. Through our event series […]

  • Roadmap for Industry Reports: An Interview with Helen Goodland

    Overview Progressive building policies and codes such as the BCEnergy Step Code and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan have injected into local industry an entirely new […]

  • Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide

    The latest version of the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide, developed by Morrison Hershfield includes an increased number of assemblies and details for quantifying and mitigating thermal bridging […]

  • City of Vancouver: Passive Design Toolkit for Homes

    Overview This toolkit has been written to inform City staff and the design and development communities about passive design. While covering best practices, the toolkit addresses […]

  • Construction Innovation Project: Building BC’s vision

    Overview In a world powered by innovation, action is needed to ensure that BC construction companies are ready to meet the challenges ahead. It’s hard to […]

  • Procuring Innovation in Construction

    Overview The objective of this report is to help public and private owners become “innovation friendly” in their construction procurement – to enable them to access […]

  • Green Building in Canada: Assessing Market Impacts & Opportunities

    Overview This project assesses the market and employment impacts, as well as the core strengths and capabilities, of Canada’s green building industry. Based on considerable secondary […]

  • City of Vancouver: Passive Design Toolkit for Large Buildings

    Overview The City of Vancouver’s Passive Design Toolkit for Large Buildings presents best practices for the application of passive design in Vancouver. It is intended to […]

  • HVAC in Large Passive House Buildings

    Past Event: November 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Overview Large buildings are quickly becoming a dominant feature of the Passive House landscape in […]

  • Heat Pumps for Domestic Hot Water

    Past Event: November 20, 2018 Event Recap This workshop showcased the latest efforts to reduce the load, energy, and GHG emissions of residential domestic hot water […]

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