ValueThe maximum funding amount per Green Building test bed project is $500,000. The maximum project funding pool to support all the professional development and training opportunities/tools within the FutureSkills initiative is $250,000 for 2020 – 2022. Projects may range in size within the resources available.
Led by SSRIA and currently funded by Alberta Innovates, the Green Building Technology Network (GBTN) will provide funding towards projects that support the following objectives:
• Achieve a path to energy consumption reduction, 40% greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction by 2030 and a regional zero carbon
built environment by 2050.
• Integrate new clean technologies and/or design approaches that support energy conservation and/ or enhanced building
performance in actual buildings (new or retrofit).
• Model, monitor, measure and analyze data from actual building performance.
Infrastructure Association (SSRIA) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation with members representing the design, construction, building product, building management, research and training sectors. It is an industry-led and results-focused collaboration.
Funding flows to specific approved projects that align with the funding criteria already described. Each project would be organized and led by the project’s Team Lead. The Team Lead would be the formal applicant to SSRIA. Each project must be composed of multiple SSRIA members that represent various professional fields of the AEC industry.
All collaborators listed on the Project Team must be SSRIA members. Project collaborators acknowledge their participation in the team through a Confirmation of Participation letter included with the Project Funding Application.
Project Teams must have:
• a Team Lead who will manage the group’s activities and be the primary contractual contact with SSRIA,
• team collaborators with a good mix of skills and products to deliver the best chance of optimum success,
• a willingness to share information relating to the performance of the systems or products integrated into the project,
• appropriate levels of professional and commercial liability insurance,
• rigorous project management to ensure the promised milestones and outcomes are delivered on time and on budget, and
• an understanding of the data and financial reporting requirements.
Incremental costs directly relating to approved projects can be reimbursed at cost. These include:
• staff time to a maximum SSRIA approved rate schedule (see Fee Schedule on SSRIA website),
• outside consultant fee-for-service costs (at fair market value),
• materials and supplies,
• product costs, and
• identified equipment or facility rental and/or pre-approved capital costs for test-bed projects. SSRIA will reimburse eligible expenses (excluding GST) based on reporting requirements, an agreed schedule and/or the completion of agreed milestones. All claimed expenses must be paid in full by the applicant before they will be reimbursed by SSRIA.