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A New Net-Zero Carbon Standard In Zero-Carbon Buildings

RJC Engineers
Publication date:
August 8, 2022
Article Summary: 

The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) has released the latest version of its Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) – Design Standard, which prioritizes reductions in carbon emissions and embodied carbon. ZCB-Design v3 offers additional thermal energy demand intensity (TEDI) flexibility to incentivize projects to move away from combustion, allowing design teams to optimize their building enclosures and HVAC design for the best possible returns. It also puts a limit on combustion, allowing it only when outdoor air temperature is below -10 C, ensuring a greater transition to electrification of heating. Achieving Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) - Performance Certification means taking responsibility for all carbon emissions associated with building operations, and eliminating climate impacts. The value of net-zero buildings will be found in Canada’s transition to reach its climate targets.


Canada Green Building Council, Zero Carbon Building, net-zero, carbon emissions, embodied carbon, thermal energy demand intensity, TEDI, combustion, electrification, heating, climate targets.

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RJC Engineers
A New Net-Zero Carbon Standard In Zero-Carbon Buildings
August 8, 2022
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