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Energy Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration

The Call for Expressions of Interest under the Energy Efficient Buildings Research, Development and Demonstration Component of EIP is now closed following the submission deadline of 23:59 EDT, February 21, 2018.

Successful applicants submitted project proposals in the spring of 2018.

Notifications were sent in August 2018 to those applicants who will now move onto the due diligence phase.

Program Background

Our government is investing $182 million to increase energy efficiency and address climate change by improving how our homes and buildings are designed, renovated, and constructed. $48.4 million is going to support the development and implementation of building codes for existing buildings and new net-zero energy-ready buildings through RD&D initiatives that:

  • Accelerate development and adoption of technologies, design and construction
  • Provide more cost-effective solutions
  • Validate locally with real-world demonstrations
  • Build confidence for adoption of updated codes

Eligible Applicants

Only Canadian organizations are eligible; individuals and foreign entities are ineligible. Details are outlined in the EOI Applicants' Guide.

Program Funding Limits

The contribution is expected to range from $50,000 to $5 million per project, and may be conditionally repayable (for a demonstration project) or non-repayable (R&D or FEED study).

Frequently Asked Questions

A list of commonly asked questions and their answers can be found at NRCan’s Energy Innovation Programs FAQ.

NRCan reserves the right to alter the currently envisaged process, funding amounts and deadlines, or to cancel the entire application process at its sole discretion. Any changes will be communicated to registered applicants via email.

Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

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