Zero Carbon Building Standard Workshop


Fri May 17, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Evergreen Brick Works - Toronto,
Education (Chapter)


Date: Friday, May 17th 2019
Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm (Registration begins at 8.30am)
Location: Evergreen Brick Works - Blake Room; 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON (Map)

The Zero Carbon Building Standard Workshop

Ready to take on the challenge of Zero Carbon?
This half-day workshop will introduce you to zero carbon buildings, with particular emphasis on the CaGBC's Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Standard. Participants will be equipped with important foundational knowledge, as well as an understanding of how the ZCB Standard could potentially be used for their current or future projects. The workshop covers the requirements of the Zero Carbon Building Standard for both new and existing buildings. This includes:

  • The zero carbon balance;
  • The zero carbon transition plan;
  • Thermal Energy Demand Intensity (TEDI);
  • Energy Use Intensity (EUI)
  • Peak demand;
  • Renewable Energy; and
  • Embodied carbon

This workshop provides the opportunity to learn from a subject matter expert in a facilitated environment. Exercises and group discussion helps to reinforce the material. Note: This workshop is not intended to provide professional level knowledge on how to develop strategies or prepare supporting documentation for program compliance. 

Please note that this workshop provides 4 GBCI-approved Continuing Education (CE) hours.


Workshop Instructor

Matthew Tokarik, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., CPHC 
Vice President of Development, Subterra Renewables

Matthew currently works with designers, builders, and developers across North America to deploy geothermal heat pump and renewable energy systems through financing and installation services, in pursuit of significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately reaching Net-Zero building operation. He has previous experience working as a Building Energy Consultant developing whole building energy models, conducting energy audits, and creating carbon reduction strategies for new and existing buildings and building portfolios. 

Matthew is actively involved in the North American Passive House community, and is passionate about extending Passive House construction practices to the commercial market as a primary means of reducing heating and cooling loads. He is also a Sessional Instructor at Ryerson University, where he leads courses and seminars in sustainability, building science, and energy modeling. 





Not-yet Member


Early bird*



30% discount




30% discount

*Early bird discount ends two weeks prior to the workshop, on May 3rd 2019.


If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact Yvonne at


Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Avenue
Postal Code:
M4W 3X8