A new partnership between Pembina Institute, the Province of BC, the City of Vancouver, and BC Housing offers a superb example of Low Carbon Resilience in action. Their joint initiative, Reframed Lab, aims to make homes safer, more energy-efficient and less polluting, while reducing heating costs for residents.

The Reframed Lab initiative will commission deep retrofit demonstration projects on up to five for low-rise residential buildings in B.C.’s Lower Mainland and/or the Victoria area.

This summer, BC Housing will issue a request for proposals for partners to join the Reframed Lab initiative. Partners from all corners of the construction sector, including architects, contractors, engineers and manufacturers, will come together to create innovative and integrated ways to retrofit existing buildings. Selected teams will be invited to join a six-month exploration lab to learn and share ideas.


“This initiative is a strong example of how the city is collaborating with other levels of government and external organizations to advance our climate goals, while prioritizing the improvement, resiliency and comfort of residential buildings.”

Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver


Learn More

To find out more about the Reframed Lab, visit: https://reframedinitiative.org/lab/

To learn about the steps the Province is taking to tackle the housing crisis and deliver affordable homes for British Columbians, visit: https://workingforyou.gov.bc.ca/