Introduction to CaGBCs Zero Carbon Building Standard

DURATION: 0.5 hours

Join CaGBC's Vice President of Green Building Programs, Mark Hutchinson, as he identifies the underlying principles of the new Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) standard. This session will address the importance of reducing global carbon emissions, and will discuss the basic principles surrounding zero carbon building. It will then highlight key strategies that are being introduced to target Canada's carbon emissions in the ZCB standard.

Buildings account for a significant proportion of our national greenhouse gas emissions profile, making the design and operation of low-carbon buildings a priority in meeting national targets. While the LEED standard has already improved the energy and emissions performance of new construction, a Canadian standard for achievement of zero carbon buildings is yet to be developed. Building on the past successes of the LEED program, the CaGBC is developing a new tool to fill this gap and minimize the contribution of buildings to climate change. This course presents an overview of the new “Zero Carbon Buildings” framework for minimizing emissions from new construction. The framework is a first step in the development of a full program, and identifies the key components necessary for the achievement of zero carbon buildings. Course materials will provide participants with an overview of the framework, as well as the opportunity to ask questions about its key dimensions and next steps.


An email will be sent from “Support Team” with the subject “CaGBC Central: New User Account” within 1 to 2 business days of purchase. If you already have a CaGBC Central account, your On Demand will appear under “My Courses” within 1-2 business days of purchase.

You will have access for a period of three calendar months from the date the course is made available to you.

Member Price: $15
Non-Member Price: $25

Regular price: $25.00