Funding for the third round of innovative and clean building technologies
New projects showcasing made-in-BC solutions are laying the groundwork to help British Columbians save on their energy bills through more energy-efficient building options and technologies that also reduce carbon emissions.
The CleanBC Building Innovation Fund (CBBIF) is providing $5 million to support seven cutting-edge projects that demonstrate innovative low-carbon and energy-efficient building practices and technologies.
“The Clean BC Building Innovation Fund is helping BC manufacturers and innovators develop new energy-efficient, low-carbon technologies in our homes and buildings that benefit all British Columbians,” said Bruce Ralston. , Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. “With this fund, we are investing in innovative, made-in-BC projects that lay the foundation for reducing emissions, improving building energy efficiency, saving energy costs and strengthening local economies.
The CBBIF provides financial support for building projects and programs that accelerate the availability and affordability of low-carbon building solutions. This includes advanced building designs, such as passive houses; new methods of construction, such as the use of solid wood; and ultra-efficient building components, such as heat and energy recovery ventilators.
CBBIF Round Three financial support is going to a range of projects, including a demonstration in Vancouver of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) technology in two multi-unit residential buildings and a Energy Assessment in Victoria that uses machine learning, aerial imagery and property assessment records to identify and support clean retrofits of air handling units on commercial building rooftops.
The funding is part of CleanBC’s roadmap to 2030, which outlines the government’s next steps to meet climate goals, while maintaining a strong economy and healthy people. CleanBC’s roadmap to 2030 includes requirements for all new buildings to be zero carbon by 2030, and for all new space and water heating equipment to meet the highest carbon standards. of energy efficiency.
The province has provided about $14.6 million for 41 CBBI projects since 2019.
CleanBC commits the government to achieving ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, while simultaneously supporting a vibrant economy across British Columbia. CBBIF supports these goals by helping the building sector develop innovative and affordable, energy-efficient and low-carbon building solutions.
The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 expands on these goals, accelerates climate action and builds on the province’s natural advantages, including abundant and clean electricity, high-value natural resources and a workforce. highly qualified. It sets the stage for increased collaboration to build a BC that works for everyone.
For a list of Wave 3 CleanBC Building Innovaction Fund projects: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/CBBIF_projects.pdf
To learn more about the CleanBC Building Innovation Fund, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/electricity-alternative-energy/energy-efficiency-conservation/programs/cleanbc-building-innovation-fund
Find out how CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 is putting British Columbia on the path to a cleaner, better future: https://cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/
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