Meeting of the High-Performance Building Community of Practice for a Low Carbon Economy

Partnered Event | May 30, 2019 | 4:45 P.M. to 6 P.M. PDT | Vancouver Convention Centre

Natural Resources Canada formed the High-Performance Building Community of Practice (HPB-CoP) in late 2017 to stimulate a national discussion on effective ways for the building sector to strive towards an eventual goal of net-zero energy. This initiative complements and supports a number of government and industry efforts, including the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard, BOMA Canada’s Net Zero Challenge awards program and certification initiatives such as Passive House and the Living Building Challenge. These efforts all contribute to our national progress towards a net-zero energy performance ideal and the HPB-CoP was created to build on that momentum.

The High-Performance Building Community of Practice is intended to foster idea-sharing and discussion amongst leading architects, designers and other key stakeholders who share a commitment toward net-zero energy/carbon design. The HPB-CoP functions primarily through regularly scheduled webinars, but CaGBC is very pleased to provide this excellent opportunity for its very first face-to-face meeting.

This special event will begin immediately after the Closing Plenary session. Refreshments will be served during the meeting.


Join us on Thursday, May 30 in Vancouver, from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For the High-Performance Building Community of Practice’s inaugural face-to-face meeting, where we will delve into how the building  industry’s collective pursuit of net-zero energy and zero-carbon solutions varies between stakeholder groups – and the implications of those varying approaches. 


Meet and network with architects, designers and other key stakeholders who share your interest in net-zero energy/zero-carbon design


Hear more about the issues and challenges related to the design and creation of high-performing near- and net-zero buildings


Contribute to our discussions on how different stakeholder groups perceive and respond to the challenges of achieving high-performing designs


Strengthen the industry’s collective drive toward net-zero energy and zero carbon as common-practice in the building industry


All green building industry professionals are welcome to attend but space is limited – reserve your place now.

Building Lasting Change Delegates: this event is free to attend but you must pre-register.

To register please email Natural Resources Canada.