Sustainable Buildings Canada Grant


The Sustainable Buildings Canada Grant is for research and development of a white paper focussed on landscape architecture and related sustainable site development practices.  This grant was established by Sustainable Buildings Canada under the auspices of LACF in 2023.

SBC believes that our survival depends on taking aggressive steps to fight climate change. They believe that it's imperative that we design, build and operate better built environments. As such, this bursary is intended to fund research that promotes positive sustainable outcomes.


The white paper will provide research on landscape architectural practices and projects that promote the ‘next level’ of sustainability. Such projects should aim to achieve high performance outcomes in the built environment, encompassing a range of possible results including but not limited to healthy spaces, lower energy and water use, clean and renewable energy and positive behavioural outcomes.

The white paper will be published on the SBC website, and the successful grant applicant(s), will have the opportunity to present their findings/white paper as a speaker at a future SBC event such as SBC’s annual Green Building Festival.

The minimum length (word count) of the white paper will vary, depending on the topic and degree of research and is to be commensurate with magnitude of the financial award.


The SBC Grant is open to landscape architects, allied professionals, community-driven initiatives and landscape architecture students. LACF Grants Committee invites applications to this fund through the Research Grants program. Applicants are invited to specify they are seeking funding from this grant. The jury will review all applications for conformity, identify specific projects that meet the criteria and determine an award recipient.

Award Amount

The amount awarded is currently $10,000 annually.