Building Excellence Research & Education Grants program

This program supports initiatives that improve the quality of residential construction and strengthens consumer protection for new home buyers.

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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
  • Education

Researchers can apply for up to $30,000 in funding.

Grant recipients

The following projects have been awarded funding through the program:

Project examples

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 .

Quick Facts

Infographic about Building Excellence Research & Education grants program

Building Excellence Research & Education Grants Infographic (pdf)