In 2016, four partner organizations in the BC home building and energy industry joined forces with UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering. They started the Wilden Living Lab, a research project that compares the energy use of homes built to different codes with different technologies.
The initiating partners are UBC, FortisBC, Wilden, AuthenTech Homes and Okanagan College. Several industry partners joined the project, among them GeoTility, Honeywell, and various Okanagan-based suppliers.
While phase 1 will be concluded in the course of 2021, construction planning for the next home is now in full swing. Phase 2 of the Wilden Living Lab will be funded by the national research organization Mitacs. The third Wilden Living Lab home is planned to adhere to BC Energy Step Code 5 and be net-zero.
The lead researchers at UBC and their partners are now looking for future-oriented technologies that will help reach the energy efficiency goals of this new home. This is a chance for companies to showcase their products and have them backed up by scientific research.
Okanagan-based home construction contractors and suppliers now have the chance to become a sub-partner and be featured on the project platforms as a supporter and/or sponsor of the Wilden Living Lab.
The results of this laboratory research will be published across Canada and beyond. Participants and sponsors will be able to include information about their products on the Wilden Living Lab website, in printed publications and in widely distributed articles.
For more details on sponsorship levels and possibilities to get involved, please contact:
Dr. Anas Issa, EIT.
Postdoctoral fellow, Civil Engineering |School of Engineering | The University of British Columbia
Research Engineer, Green Construction Research & Training Center (GCRTC)
1137 Alumni Avenue, EME 3245| Kelowna, BC, V1V1V7 CANADA