Funding for BC manufacturers to develop high-performance windows

The Fenestration Association of BC has launched a funding program to stimulate development of new designs and manufacturing processes that will lead to cost-effective, marketable, high-performance windows being built in British Columbia.

The costs associated with creating new product lines that exceed current BC energy-efficiency requirements, including lab testing and certification, are a barrier to the introduction of high-performance windows into the market. The High-Performance Window Certification program aims to overcome these market barriers.

The new designs developed under the program will help BC residents and businesses to maximize the energy performance of their homes and buildings.

Over the next 16 years, the energy performance of buildings will be required to increase to meet the British Columbia’s Climate Leadership Plan and Energy Step Code targets to achieve net-zero energy buildings by 2032. A key component of this market transformation will be a ready supply of high-performance windows.

The following funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis for accepted projects per proponent through March 30, 2019:

  • ENERGY STAR Most Efficient product line certification: $25,000
  • Passive House product line certification to the Certifiable Component level for PHI climate zone 2 or climate zone 3: $40,000

For more info and details on how to apply for this funding, click here