Build to Zero

Build to Zero, a project of the Community Energy Association, aims to accelerate local government adoption of policy, planning and regulatory measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing buildings, community-wide.  The current initiative is being piloted in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Please click here for workshop information, the White Paper, proceedings, and presentations from the December 9 2009 Build to Zero workshop.  

Please click here for the Build to Zero Local Government Survey report.

Please click here for information on Build to Zero Working Groups.

Please click here for Modelling High-Impact Local Government Measures to Reduce Energy Use and GHG Emissions for New and Existing Buildings in BC’s Lower Mainland

Please click here for presentations from the October 12, 2010 Build to Zero Webinar

Please click here for presentations from the March 30, 2011 Build to Zero Webinar

Please click here for materials from the 2012-2013 District Energy Ready Buildings Project.

The Community Energy Association is grateful to the following organizations for providing generous financial and in-kind support for the overall Build to Zero initiative: 

  • Environment Canada
  • Vancity
  • Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Cascadia Region Green Building Council
  • BC Hydro PowerSmart
  • Terasen
  • Province of British Columbia
  • Union of BC Municipalities
  • Metro Vancouver
  • District of Maple Ridge
  • District of North Vancouver
  • City of North Vancouver
  • City of Surrey