The SBSP is located in the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), a research facility and laboratory fostering sustainability, home of the University Sustainability Initiative.

The building is a ‘living laboratory’ in which to conduct research and assessment activities for high-performance building systems and technologies.

SBSP trainees will collaborate with CIRS researchers to evaluate new technologies incorporated into the CIRS building. The CIRS building itself provides office and work space for program trainees and it will house a Environmental Research Laboratory that will support SBSP research and training.