Zero Carbon Building Standard Workshop


Fri October 26, 2018, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre - Toronto, Ontario
Education (Chapter)


Date: Friday, October 26th 2018
Time: 8.30am* - 12.30pm. (Click here to learn about the afternoon Zero Carbon Innovation Forum session starting at 1:30pm)
Location: Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre (located inside the Exchange Tower)
                 130 King St W, Toronto ON, M5X 1K6 (Map)
*Please note registration begins at 8.00am

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. 


Workshop Instructor

Matthew Tokarik, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., CPHC 
Senior Manager of Engineering, 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. 





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Complimentary Afternoon Session: CaGBC's Zero Carbon Innovation Forum

Participants of this workshop will get a complimentary ticket to our Zero Carbon Innovation Forum, taking place at Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre on October 26th at 1.30 - 5pm. If you are interested in learning more or in registering for this Forum, please visit this page.


Please note that this workshop provides 4 LEED Continuing Education (CE) hours.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions. If you have questions about this event, please contact Yvonne at


Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre
130 King St W
Postal Code:
M5X 1K6