This program supports initiatives that improve the quality of residential construction and strengthens consumer protection for new home buyers.
The 2020 intake for submissions is now closed. You can find out more about the program and the application process in our Step-by-Step Guide and Frequently Asked Questions below:
The Building Excellence Research & Education Grants program was launched in 2015, to foster excellence and encourage sharing of industry best practices. Since its inception, the program has provided almost $2.69 million in grants to 65 organizations.
Each year grants are awarded to organizations and initiatives that demonstrate innovation in the following:
- Construction technology
- Energy efficiency & sustainability
- Emerging technologies
- Housing market studies & trends
- Residential construction practices
Researchers can apply for up to $30,000 in funding.
The following projects have been awarded funding through the program:
Find out how the University of Toronto used their Building Excellence Research and Education Grant funding to develop a design guide to enhance the liveability and resilience of multi-use residential buildings (MURBs) – Version 2.0: MURB Design Guide .