Someone once said that the answers for building sustainability is out there, it is now a matter of ensuring there is the political will and the public demand.


With the roll-out of the Greener Homes initiative and the nation-wide shortage of Energy Advisors, there’s an increased demand for specialized training, and in turn an immediate employment opportunity for skilled labourers in Manitoba. The Greener Homes program has indicated that nationwide there is already 75,000 homeowner applications, and growing.

Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA), in collaboration with Red River College (RRC), is pleased to announce the launch of an Energy Advisor training program at RRC’s dynamic research facilities — including the Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre

The 15-week, part-time micro-credential program was developed to meet the need for Energy Advisors to help deliver the one million EnerGuide rating services for eligible homes in Canada, as per the federal government’s Greener Homes initiative.

SBM runs regular Lunch and Learns to help ensure that Manitoba’s building community is engaging with the most up-to-date technology and best practices to ensure Manitoba is built sustainably and resilient.

Knowing that if the codes changed tomorrow align with what is needed to build net-zero and beyond, Manitoba’s workforce would not have the necessary skills, SBM has convened a stakeholder group support education institutions in educating and upskilling trade workers. Please get in touch to learn more.

Check out SBM’s objectives to better understand the work being done.

Next SBM Event

October 14, 2021
  • Clearwater Manitoba - Reclaiming Materials and Community

    October 14, 2021  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    What does it look like when communities come together in a small rural Manitoba town?
    Members get 50% off. Free for Student Members
    When it came time to build some new accommodations in Clearwater Manitoba the community took a look at their resources and worked with them. Cabins were built using the wood from a nearby old farmhouse.
    Thanks to event sponsor Duxton Windows for helping to make these tours happen.
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