About the Zero Energy Buildings Learning Centre (ZEBLC)
Net Zero Energy Construction
The BCIT Zero Energy Buildings Learning Centre (ZEBLC) supports the construction industry with transitioning to the BC Energy Step Code and City of Vancouver Zero Emissions Building bylaws. We provide a full suite of courses that are short and hands-on at the High Performance Building Lab and online. Our courses help different construction practitioners with understanding the building science and construction details and practices associated with the BC Energy Step Code and the Passive House standard.
Energy Management and Building Retrofits
The BCIT Zero Energy Buildings Learning Centre (ZEBLC) also supports the industry by offering a suite of programs designed to drive down energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the existing building stock. Our energy management certificates have already prepared hundreds of professionals for a rewarding career that focuses on addressing our climate crisis. Our certificates are 100% online and part-time, perfect for busy professionals wanting to evolve their career.
We work with amazing professionals from around the province at making the BC Energy Step Code, Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Plan, and the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 [PDF] a success. Industry training and ZEB awareness building is our humble contribution to a great group effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in BC.
Inspired Educator Award (2021)
Short annual (2019-2020) report
About the BC Energy Step Code, the City of Vancouver Zero Emissions Building plan and the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030
The Province of British Columbia created the BC Energy Step Code to make buildings net-zero energy ready by 2032. It provides an incremental and consistent approach to achieving more energy-efficient buildings that go beyond the requirements of the current BC Building Code. The City of Vancouver is also leading the way with the Zero Emissions Building plan requiring zero emissions buildings in all new construction by 2030. Finally, the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 [PDF] is documenting the actions required to put BC on track with its Net Zero Carbon by 2050 commitment.