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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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Our 2019 Building Excellence Research & Education Grants program is now closed. Applications are now under review and those who have applied will be updated soon.

To ensure your application is eligible for the 2019 intake, you must submit your completed application and budget forms to BC Housing by 4 pm on January 11, 2019.


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 $2.3 million in grants to 51 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)