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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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The 2018 application intake period is closed. Thank you to everyone who applied.

If you are interested in applying to the 2019 grants program, application forms and submission guidelines will be available online in early fall 2018.


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 $40,000 in funding.

Grant recipients

The following projects have been awarded funding through the program: