Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Standard (ZCB Standard) Version 2 – Performance was published on June 21, 2022. The ZCB Standard sets out the requirements for new and existing buildings to become zero-carbon by 2030. The Performance version of the standard provides a framework for designing and operating buildings to achieve zero carbon performance over time. The document includes requirements for energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy, and carbon offsets. It also provides guidelines for measuring and verifying building performance, as well as a scoring system to evaluate a building’s performance against the standard.
Keywords: Building Retrofits, Climate Change, Energy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Large Building Controls/Automation, Lighting Systems/Controls, Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, Zero Net Energy, CAGBC, fugitive refrigerant, embodied carbon, deep retrofit