Jan 4, 2023
UBC’s Latest & Greatest: Passive House, All-Electric and Solar. The ZEBx Decarb Lunch, Oct 2022
Season 2, Episode 8
Recorded on Oct 28, 2022
ZEBx has showcased many high-performance buildings over the years, but with the addition of photovoltaics on the roof, Evolve takes the cake. It even combines heating, cooling and ventilation into one system – which is quite rare in residential buildings, but possible if aiming for ultra-energy efficiency. Despite its outstanding achievements, this project isn’t as unique as you might think… for UBC at least.
With the Skeena Residence at its Okanagan campus under its belt, and now this one, UBC is proving to be a leader in walking the talk. With a highly ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2035 (yes, you read that right), these are the kinds of buildings that will lead them to their goal. ZEBx and UBC’s Campus and Community Planning Group were joined at this Decarb Lunch by the architect, ZGF, and the builder, Peak Construction Group.
In the February 2021 Decarb Lunch, ZEBx featured this project while it was under construction. If you’re interested in learning more about the design features of the building, check out the slides from our past event.
View the slide deck here to accompany this podcast
Iain MacFadyen, Principal, ZGF Architects
Doug Wilson, President, Peak Construction Group
John Madden, Director Sustainability and Engineering at UBC’s Campus and Community Planning Group
Roberto Pecora, Director ZEBx
Podcast Recording, Editing and Production:
Gordon Patrick Newell, Communications at ZEBx
- ZEBx is part of the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre (ZEIC) -