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HPO Building Excellence Research & Education Grants - Apply for Funding

It's time to start preparing your application for the 2015 Building Excellence Research & Education Grants program. This grants program offers funding to support externally generated research and education. Industry and consumer organizations, education providers and independent researchers - with innovative project ideas that align with the HPO's mandate - are encouraged to apply. The deadline for proposals is 4:00pm on March 16, 2015. 

Read our Step-by-Step Application Guide and apply early as grants will be awarded throughout the application period. 

New Compliance Case Study

The HPO’s new Compliance Case Study examines a false Owner Builder Authorization and the resulting compliance action. Click here to read Case Study No.3.

Maintenance Matters #14

Check out our newest Maintenance Matters bulletin – Avoiding Exhaust Duct Problems. This informative bulletin explains the importance of a well-maintained system and helps homeowners identify and solve common issues with ducting around the home.

Building Smart Webinars

Check out the HPO’s series of free, recorded webinars. Presented in partnership with industry partners, these presentations feature timely and relevant topics to British Columbia's home building industry. Learn more.

Building BC

Read the latest edition of our Building BC e-newsletter. Check out an updated version of the Residential Construction Performance Guide, details on the International Conference on Housing & Home Warranty, Building Smart #20 information, and more.

Residential Construction Performance Guide

Check out the revised and expanded edition of this free online guide for homeowners and builders. It explains how new homes should perform and which defects are covered under home warranty insurance in B.C. Learn more.

Managing Environmental Risks During a Renovation Project

The HPO’s latest Builder Insight Bulletin examines the main sources of hazardous substances in a renovation project and outlines steps you can take to protect your employees and homeowners from exposure. Visit Builder Insight.

Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide

This guide is intended to help British Columbia’s building industry address the impact of thermal bridging to reduce energy use. Learn more.

New Energy Efficiency Guides

Three new illustrated guides are available now. There is a specific guide for each climate zone in BC to assist residential builders and industry stakeholders understand and comply with new energy efficiency requirements that come into effect on December 19, 2014.  Learn more.

Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement in Wood-Frame Buildings

View our video about this best practice guide for window and door replacement in wood-frame buildings. Learn more or order online

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