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  • Improving Net-Zero Energy Ready Codes for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

    Overview Learning from the BC Energy Step Code and Passive House Geared towards decision makers within the BC building industry, this report examines the region’s leading energy efficiency standards as they apply to multi-unit residential buildings (MURB), yielding initial recommendations […]

  • From Code to Passive House: MURB Electrification Case Studies

    Past Event: October 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am Overview The BC Energy Step Code has provided a clear and consistent performance target for local governments, institutions and other organizations pursuing high performance building outcomes. However, GHG emissions […]

  • Innovative Zero Emissions Wood Buildings Workshop – Victoria

    Past Event: September 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Overview A one-day technical workshop focused on innovative wood technologies.  Collaborate with experts across industry sectors Resolve persistent barriers Streamline the adoption and design process for wood buildings in […]

  • High Density, Net-Zero Livestream + ZEBx Community Social

    Past Event: September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Overview ZEBx has partnered with New York City’s Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) to livestream BE-Ex’s event: Do No Harm: Achieving Net Zero Buildings. Limited seats available for the livestream. We invite anyone […]

  • 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 partnerships across industry to develop and deliver effective programming that will advance zero emissions […]

  • 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 Step Code In 2007, Brussels, Belgium, had some of the most inefficient buildings in […]

  • 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 building would be among the largest structures built to the Passive House standard in […]

  • 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 the international Passive House design standard, this house is estimated to reduce its energy […]

  • 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 showed that with the same wall thickness, the performance can be significantly improved to […]

  • 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 your understanding of the latest developments in Mass Timber methods, solutions and processes through […]

  • 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, aimed at sharing high-performance solutions and lessons learned in a casual and collaborative environment. […]

  • 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 facilitate alignment amongst industry on what it takes to model (and design) Step 4 […]

  • 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 the return of Vancouver’s largest Earth Day event! This annual event brings together key […]

  • 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 meet the next generation of net-zero or net-zero ready standards that are applicable to […]

  • 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 for C40’s Women4Climate Mentorship Program. The excitement and passion in the room was palpable. […]

  • 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 that will support and expand on the province’s efforts. Later this spring, ZEBx will […]

  • 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 Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) in collaboration with C40 Cities and the City of Vancouver […]

  • 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 focused on emerging, new or undiscovered high-performance products in the local market, ZEBx invited […]

  • 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 set of priorities and systems for how we design and construct our buildings. Passive […]

  • 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 in large buildings. The guide is now supported with four “How-To” videos!  The goal […]

  • 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 the specific needs of Vancouver and outlines a succinct definition of what “passive” means […]

  • 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 overstate the importance of construction to BC’s economy. As a $16.5 billion dollar industry, […]

  • 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 the potential environmental, economic and social benefits that innovative construction solutions can bring. It […]

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