High-performance Buildings program

With energy costs expected to double by 2020, the need for Canada’s institutional and commercial building owners to retrofit energy-saving technologies that are validated, de-risked and cost effective is becoming more urgent. The High-performance Buildings (HPB) program helps Canadian firms to commercialize and deploy verified energy retrofit technologies for high-performance energy-efficient buildings.

By bringing together important stakeholders to create an R&D ecosystem, the HPB program enables the commercialization of validated technologies and offers new services to reduce energy use while providing building owners with a compelling payback without compromising the health, safety or comfort of building occupants. These services will span the development and performance validation of new products and systems, energy data analytics and monitoring in laboratories, large-scale laboratory environments and real buildings owned by early adopters of these new technologies.

Collaborate with us

Collaborate with us on strategic research projects to help de-risk your innovative ideas, reduce your start-up costs and accelerate your commercial development timelines.


If you're interested in developing new construction products, accessing our world-class construction research facilities, or collaborating with our building science experts, contact:

Marcel Lavoie, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 613-949-0529
Email: Marcel.Lavoie@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Online request form

Submit an online request for information about our programs and services.

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Targeted industries

Building owners, building solutions companies, energy utilities, other government departments (federal, provincial and territorial)


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