Audette secures $800k from CleanBC Building Innovation Fund

The company is harnessing AI to improve building energy efficiency.



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Audette secures $800k from CleanBC Building Innovation Fund

Audette is one of several B.C. firms to secure funding from the province’s CleanBC Building Innovation Fund (CBBIF). The CBBIF provides financial support for building projects and programs that accelerate the availability and affordability of low-carbon building solutions.

Audette is receiving $800,500 to improve its building energy-assessment tool that identifies and supports retrofits of rooftop air-handling units in commercial buildings. The company aims to do this by using machine learning, aerial imagery, and property assessment records.

In total, seven companies are receiving approximately $5 million in capital for projects that demonstrate innovative low-carbon, energy-efficient building practices and technologies. This includes advanced building designs, such as Passive Houses; new construction methods, such as the use of mass timber; and ultra-efficient building components, such as heat- and energy-recovery ventilators.

Through the program, the province has provided approximately $14.6 million to 41 projects since it was introduced in 2019. Explore the full list of recently funded projects.


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