Reframed Lab: Join the retrofit evolution

The Reframed Initiative brings together the construction industry, building owners, policy makers, and the financial sector to facilitate an evolution in retrofits.

Reframed

The Reframed Initiative brings together the construction industry, building owners, policy makers, and the financial sector to facilitate an evolution in retrofits.

Working in partnership, we will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of whole-building retrofit solutions that integrate seismic and fire safety, energy efficiency, decarbonization, and climate adaptation upgrades.

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A request for proposals to participate in the Reframed Lab will be issued in summer 2020. Selected teams may also be retained for the detailed design and construction phases of the demonstration projects.

In the leadup, we are asking interested parties to register to signal their interest and help them connect with other solution providers to form integrated design teams, which could include:

  • Architects or designers
  • Building science
  • Contractors, builders, or retrofitters
  • Manufacturers, fabricators, or suppliers
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing / structural engineers
  • Modelling or data capture
  • Skilled trades

Register to let others know what you would bring to a team. You will be asked to provide your contact information and to indicate your proposed role on the team. This information will be published on our website to facilitate team formation and engagement.

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Note: Registering does not commit you to participate, nor is it a requirement to participate; it’s a way to inform others in the industry of your capacity and willingness to contribute to this new market as it develops.

More details

How it starts

The Reframed Lab will see retrofit designs commissioned for up to five multi-unit residential buildings in the Lower Mainland and Victoria area of B.C. 

In summer 2020, multi-disciplinary teams will be selected to participate in a six-month exploration lab to design retrofit solutions for low-rise multi-unit residential buildings. Teams will design for a specific building with support from experts on climate change, energy, and health — meeting regularly to exchange ideas and feedback. Their goal will be to demonstrate next-generation solutions that integrate seismic and fire safety, energy efficiency, and climate adaptation upgrades while delivering operational cost savings and more comfortable homes.

In parallel, a working group will focus on developing the business cases for such retrofit solutions, draw on the teams’ learnings, and engage with housing providers, financial institutions, and regulators.

The opportunity

This is an opportunity for companies to showcase cutting-edge innovation and get in on the ground floor of a market transformation. 

We are particularly interested in retrofit solutions that integrate technologies such as:

  • Prefabricated exterior wall and roof panels 
  • High-efficiency and low-carbon mechanical systems 
  • Roofing solutions that integrate on-site renewable electricity 
  • Storage and/or thermal generation 
  • Seismic upgrades
  • Climate adaptation measures
  • System controls and performance monitoring
Questions?

Please contact us at reframed@pembina.org.

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