The Zero Carbon Building Standard

The Zero Carbon Building Standard

Public Workshop

The Zero Carbon Building Standard

DURATION: 3.5 hours
TIME: 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. AST Sign in begins at 8:00 A.M.
LOCATION: PEI House of Sport, Royalty Centre, Room 125

Event highlights

This half-day workshop will introduce you to zero carbon buildings, with particular emphasis on the CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard. Participants will learn about the need for a carbon-focused building performance standard, as well as the difference between focusing on energy vs. carbon. They will hear about the ZCB Framework, the Standard's precursor and foundational report, including the CaGBC's definition of a zero carbon building and the key principles that guided the Standard's development. The course provides information on each of the key components and requirements of the Standard for both streams - ZCB-Design and ZCB-Performance. This includes:

• Achieving the Zero Carbon balance
• Providing a Zero Carbon Transition Plan
• Installing Minimum 5% Onsite Renewable Energy (ZCB-Design only)
• Achieving a Thermal Energy Demand Intensity Target (ZCB-Design only)
• Reporting Energy Use Intensity
• Reporting Peak Energy Demand
• Reporting Embodied Carbon 

This course will be taught by William Marshall.  William is a Professional Engineer with extensive process and project management experience in commercial, residential and industrial sectors. For the last 12 years, he has been directly involved in the design and implementation of sustainable buildings, energy efficiency, and high-performance mechanical systems. 

During his career, William has worked as the Environmental Manager for Michelin North America, as the lead Faculty in the Nova Scotia Community College’s Energy Sustainability Engineering Technology Program (ESET), and currently is an active faculty member with both the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Having developed and delivered curriculum for engineering technologists, corporate clients, and other industry groups, William is dedicated to moving energy management into the daily culture of organizations. 

As an experienced energy management professional, William brings his knowledge of LEED, building commissioning, HVAC design, energy modeling and auditing skills to the CIET team. Previous work experiences in the industrial and educational sectors have provided him with a unique perspective on energy conservation and management. William stays well connected to both the operational and technical aspects of the business and splits his time between the office and the field.






*Students get 50% off regular pricing. Please email with proof of full time student status to receive this special price.

**This is an Atlantic Chapter event open to the public and providing special *member pricing* to its Chapter members. If you are an employee of a national member company, please sign in to and join the Chapter for free, to become eligible for member pricing. If your company is not a national member, you can join the Chapter as an individual, or encourage your company to become a national member. Please note early bird pricing ends on April 16th, 2019.



Please arrive by 8.00 A.M. to sign-in to this event.

For questions regarding this event please contact Lara Ryan at
About the Chapter
Hosted by the CaGBC Atlantic Chapter.

The CaGBC Atlantic Chapter seeks to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout the Atlantic Region.

11/6/2019 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
PEI House of Sport, Royalty Centre 40 Enman Crescent Room 125 Charlottetown, PE C1E 1E6 CANADA
This event is full.
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.