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Building Efficiency TAC

How to Get Involved

Working with us provides you with unparalleled access to RRC Polytech’s cutting-edge technology, facilities and expertise. We come to you, or you come to us.

Learn more about the Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre (BETAC) or read below to find out how you can benefit from RRC Polytech’s resources to bring your project idea to life.

“This unique opportunity to verify design and constructibility allowed the project team to proceed to construction with confidence.”

Henry Bakker, Contract Administrator, Number TEN Architectural Group, BETAC Client

Step 1: Eligibility Criteria

1.1: Our Clients

Our clients work in the building industry and are seeking guidance for developing efficient projects. We serve small- and medium-sized enterprises to support industry growth; we also partner with larger organizations for projects ranging from large-building airtightness testing to training and more. Our five common types of clients are:

Building Owners and ManagersIncluding owners, operators and managers, as well as building tenants and other parties responsible for the long-term maintenance and sustainability of building performance.
Building DesignersIncluding architectural and engineering firms, design/build companies and specialty service organizations that provide modeling and simulation services.
Construction CompaniesPrimarily general contractors, but also inclusive of building trades responsible for the physical construction and installation of building elements.
Testing and Commissioning AgentsPrimarily in-situ testing contractors that provide confirmation of performance during construction and pre-occupancy, regulatory compliance verification and post-occupancy benchmarking and monitoring.
Building Material and Equipment ManufacturersIncluding distributors and installers providing local service and support to building owners/operators, designers, construction companies and testing/commissioning agents.

1.2: Client Needs

Our clients work with us in three core types of services:

  • Research and Development
  • Technical Services
  • Training

Our work focuses on three areas of expertise:

  • Building materials and assembly testing
  • Whole building and subsystems testing and commissioning
  • Building performance benchmarking and monitoring

Step 2: Submit Your Project Idea

Bring your project idea to life utilizing the unique combination of technology, facilities and expertise from RRC Polytech. To get things started, contact us and submit your project idea. Let us know what you have in mind, and we’ll help you figure out the scope of the project. To submit your project idea, fill out the contact form on this page.

Step 3: Let’s Brainstorm Together

Average time: 1 week after project submission

Once you get in touch with us, we’ll work together to figure out the best way to bring your idea to life. We listen to your needs and gain a thorough understanding of the project requirements. Then we provide guidance, address uncertainties, and work to ensure your product will meet your expectations.

Step 4: Evaluate Funding Opportunities

Average time: 1-2 weeks after project submission

Once we figure out the scope of your project, we’ll help you tapping into funding opportunities. We have access to a pool of grants from different funding sources that support innovative services and products, applied research and industry training. The cost of the project could be partially covered by one of our funding agencies.

Step 5: Project Start

Average time: 1 month after project submission

When your project is ready to start, we’ll mobilize our resources to better serve your needs. Depending on the scope of your project, you could team up with BETAC expert staff, RRC Polytech instructors, students, and partner organizations to get the return on your investment. Access our facilities and equipment to support your project, or we could come to you if you’re looking for convenience.

Step 6: Project Delivery

Average time: 4-6 months after project start

Develop a thorough understanding of new building materials. Test and analyze your building’s airtightness. Train your team to do it right the first time. At BETAC, we strive for developing meaningful projects that can fulfill the bottom line of all organizations – bringing return to your investment. Read more about our success cases and find out how we strive to deliver our projects on time and on budget.

Contact Us

Working with us gives you unparalleled access to RRC Polytech’s cutting-edge technology, facilities and expertise. Get in touch by filling out the form below or calling us at 204-632-2357 and propose a new project.

How to Get Involved

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