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Building Efficiency TAC

Frequently Asked Questions

Is BETAC the right solution for my organization?

BETAC focuses on the serving the needs of design professionals; contractors and renovators; building developers, owners and managers; building material/product manufacturers and distributors; building envelope consultants, commissioning agents and other service providers; building code authorities; and industry associations that represent these organizations and professions.

What’s the first step?

BETAC’s philosophy is to listen to the client’s needs and understand what the owner’s project requirements are – and to deliver a unique service of guidance, address uncertainties and finally to confirm that the product will meet its intended expectations.

How do you begin? Contact us to discuss your ideas, needs and requirements.

Who works on our projects?

We work with a mix of full-time BETAC staff and can also count on RRC Polytech’s extensive network of expertise.

BETAC Full-time Staff

Our people are a bridge between the laboratory and the built environment.

Additional Personnel

BETAC also has the ability to engage RRC Polytech’s faculty, staff and students as well as external associates in the delivery of its services.


As our client, you are an integral part of the projects. We listen to you, understand your requirements and deliver solutions that fit your circumstances.

How much will the project cost?

BETAC’s fees vary depending on the project and is calculated based on the use of our resources, including our staff hours, equipment and facilities. Contact us to learn more.

Is there funding available for my project?

RRC Polytech partners with funding agencies that facilitate your research and need for technical services or training. Visit our funding page to find out more, and contact us to learn more about our funding opportunities.

What’s in it for BETAC stakeholders?

Clients gain by having quick access to technology, expertise and facilities to develop a large breadth of services.

RRC Polytech gains by fulfilling its mandate to cultivate strategic partnerships, supporting the growth of enterprises through training and research.

The staff and faculty involved with BETAC gain by developing professional accomplishments while being the bridge between education and industry.

The students gain by gaining experience through work-integrated learning.

Our community grows stronger together.

What about intellectual property?

Most of our clients own 100% of the projects’ intellectual property (IP). We establish IP on a case-by-case basis. To find out more, contact our team.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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