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.
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.