The Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre (BETAC) provides a multidisciplinary environment to facilitate advancements in technology primarily for durability and energy efficiency of buildings, while addressing the building’s components and assembly, intended use, life service and climate zone location.
As a measure of the innovative capacity housed within BETAC, the Centre’s staff were among the recipients when the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) presented a Synergy Award for Innovation to the partnership of Manitoba Hydro and Red River College Polytechnic in February 2016.
Red River College Polytechnic’s BETAC also won a bronze award for Innovation in Applied Research during the closing gala of College and Institute Canada’s (CICan) annual conference in 2015. The award also celebrates the College’s dynamic applied research partnership with Manitoba Hydro.
Established in April 2015 at Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech), BETAC is a part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Technology Access Centre (TAC) program. The network of all TACs in Canada is known as Tech-Access Canada.
The TACs were designed to enhance the ability of local companies, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to become more productive and innovative by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology and equipment.
BETAC operates out of the Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure (CARSI) at RRC Polytech.