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Building a High-Performance Home - Does it Cost More? The ZEBx Decarb Lunch, May 2021 The ZEBx Podcast

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Season 1, Episode 3
Recorded on May 28, 2021
The Province’s CleanBC Plan charts a course for net-zero energy-ready homes by 2032. That’s Step 5 of the BC Energy Step Code for Part 9 buildings. Between now and then, the CleanBC Plan sets Step 3 as a minimum requirement by 2022 and Step 4 by 2027. If clients are concerned about future-proofing the value of their new home, they may ask about the difference in cost between a code-minimum home and one that meets the 2027 or 2032 requirements.

How does a builder approximate this difference? NRCan’s Cost Benefit Analysis Tool (CBAT) is a powerful and free Excel-based costing tool that can help the Part 9 building community approximate the cost of high-performance homes of the future. Join ZEBx and HAVAN on Friday, May 28 as we present the CBAT along with some real-world insight into how it’s been used.

View the slide deck here to accompany this podcast

What is the Cost Benefit Analysis Tool (CBAT)

CBAT (Cost Benefit Analysis Tool) is a costing tool aimed at part 9 new construction builds. CBAT combines energy modeling and costing in an easy to use tool that offers insights into the cost of energy efficiency. The tool is excel-based and allows builders and energy advisors (EAs) to identify cost-effective technologies and envelope packages that meet the goals of their project, and satisfy building codes and desired performance targets. CBAT includes a costing database that can be used for cost calculations as is, or customized to reflect local prices. Optimal solutions can include: lowest cost to build, lowest cost to operate, lowest total cost of ownership, lowest operational carbon and more.

Request the CBAT tool direct from BC Housing: technicalresearch@bchousing.org.

This event was a ZEBx collaboration with the HAVAN and featured speakers from CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada and the E3 ECO GROUP INC.



Podcast Recording, Editing and Production:

Gordon Patrick Newell, Communications at ZEBx



- ZEBx is part of the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre (ZEIC) -

Season 1, Episode 3
Recorded on May 28, 2021
The Province’s CleanBC Plan charts a course for net-zero energy-ready homes by 2032. That’s Step 5 of the BC Energy Step Code for Part 9 buildings. Between now and then, the CleanBC Plan sets Step 3 as a minimum requirement by 2022 and Step 4 by 2027. If clients are concerned about future-proofing the value of their new home, they may ask about the difference in cost between a code-minimum home and one that meets the 2027 or 2032 requirements.

How does a builder approximate this difference? NRCan’s Cost Benefit Analysis Tool (CBAT) is a powerful and free Excel-based costing tool that can help the Part 9 building community approximate the cost of high-performance homes of the future. Join ZEBx and HAVAN on Friday, May 28 as we present the CBAT along with some real-world insight into how it’s been used.

View the slide deck here to accompany this podcast

What is the Cost Benefit Analysis Tool (CBAT)

CBAT (Cost Benefit Analysis Tool) is a costing tool aimed at part 9 new construction builds. CBAT combines energy modeling and costing in an easy to use tool that offers insights into the cost of energy efficiency. The tool is excel-based and allows builders and energy advisors (EAs) to identify cost-effective technologies and envelope packages that meet the goals of their project, and satisfy building codes and desired performance targets. CBAT includes a costing database that can be used for cost calculations as is, or customized to reflect local prices. Optimal solutions can include: lowest cost to build, lowest cost to operate, lowest total cost of ownership, lowest operational carbon and more.

Request the CBAT tool direct from BC Housing: technicalresearch@bchousing.org.

This event was a ZEBx collaboration with the HAVAN and featured speakers from CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada and the E3 ECO GROUP INC.



Podcast Recording, Editing and Production:

Gordon Patrick Newell, Communications at ZEBx



- ZEBx is part of the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre (ZEIC) -

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