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UVic wins Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge

UVic's Student Housing and Dining project has been selected as one of eleven winners of CleanBC's Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge for Construction Incentives. The competition supports the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings through financial incentives to offset a portion of the cost to build to the highest energy performance standards.

Better Buildings BC Contest Selects Finalists

The new Student Housing and Dining project has been shortlisted as one of the 15 finalists in the Better Buildings BC: the Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge. The project will receive a Design Incentive of up to $40,000 to assist in the preparing the formal submission. The winning project will receive up to $350,000 from the Net-Zero Energy-Ready Incentive. The Province will announce final winners in May 2019.

Hundreds of new, affordable, student homes coming to UVic

The B.C. government is expanding on-campus housing by 25% at the University of Victoria (UVic), making it more affordable for students to get the education they need. The UVic project is the second to access the BC Student Housing Loan Program, a $450-million initiative launched in this year’s provincial budget to make housing more affordable and available for students.