Low Carbon Buildings Innovation Program
Reducing emissions from buildings requires cost-effective, high performance solutions that are readily available in the market. These include advanced building designs and construction methods, as well as ultra-efficient building components.
To encourage and advance more projects that make buildings cleaner and more efficient, the province is proposing a Low Carbon Buildings Innovation Program for manufacturers, developers and builders. This would include annual competitive calls in three categories:
- Research – building solutions that show promise but may require further innovation before being commercialized, such as vacuum insulated wall panels and windows, or natural gas heat pumps;
- Commercialization – building solutions that have been tested and are ready to be scaled up for wider application, such as high-performance prefabricated external insulation systems; and
- Demonstration – building solutions currently available in the marketplace that require demonstration to build industry capacity and public acceptance, such as net-zero energy ready construction.
The program would stimulate the development of innovative, low-carbon building solutions and demonstrate their benefits, which would increase the demand for these solutions.
- Have you ever lived or worked in an energy efficient or green building? If yes, how was your experience with the building?
- What is the best way to engage research institutions and professionals on these low carbon building innovation opportunities?