Zero-Carbon Building (ZCB) standards
A made-in-Canada solution
Aimed at decarbonizing all buildings in Canada, Zero-Carbon Building (ZCB) standards apply to all industrial, commercial and residential buildings in the country.
These standards offer a stringent yet flexible framework, guiding the design and sustainable performance of new buildings or building renovations with the objective of eliminating carbon emissions.
A high energy performance that minimizes greenhouse gas emissions from its operation and the production of its materials.
*Until all emissions are eliminated, carbon credits can be used as an offset measure.
One certification, two routes
The ZCB program is split into two categories: design standards and energy performance standards.
MONTONI's team of experts can help you achieve carbon neutrality as regards to both the design and functionality.
This aspect of the program focuses on the design of new buildings and renovations to achieve zero-carbon operation.
Carbon emissions, taking into account materials and their intrinsic carbon, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, and the watertightness of structures.
Energy-efficiency and fossil fuel alternatives by developing costed transition plans to achieve zero-carbon emissions.
Reducing carbon emissions by phasing out fuel combustion.
The second standard encourages its adherents to take responsibility for carbon emissions associated with the operation of their buildings and to recognize their role in eliminating their impact on the climate.
Actual performance once a year by measuring carbon emissions from normal building operations, such as heating and cooling, potential leaks and materials.
The value of renewable energy and carbon credits, taking the increased demand on power grids into account at all times.
The complete decarbonization of real estate portfolio through the creation of a measurable zero-carbon transition plan that sets out the necessary changes to be made to equipment.