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Announcing the new Home Energy Rebate (HER)

Exciting changes to energy rebates and incentives

Spring has arrived and with it some exciting changes to the energy rebates and incentives available from our gas utilities and partners. It has never been easier for to qualify for rebates!

Effective May 1, 2019 the Home Energy Conservation (HEC) from Enbridge Gas and the Home Reno Rebate (HRR) from Union Gas merge into a new offering called Home Efficiency Rebate (HER).

With the goal of achieving deeper energy savings for customers, there are new qualifying rules for insulation and water heaters, and the former rule of ensuring a 10% minimum natural gas savings per project is no longer a requirement. Contact us today to get started!

New Rebate Information

Benchmarking Help Centre to assist York Region building owners with energy reporting

MP Deb Schulte, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources visits Windfall Centre for the launch of the Benchmarking Help Centre. The new initiative, funded by Natural Resources Canada, assists York Region commercial building owners in lowering operating costs as they comply with Ontario's Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmark (EWRB) regulation.

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York Region Sustainability Awards

Thursday May 30th at the KPMG Tower, Vaughan, ON

ClimateWise will be recognizing local environmental champions at the York Region Sustainability Awards on May 30, 2019. Join us at the KPMG Tower for an evening of networking and celebration! Our Keynote speaker for the evening will be Toby Heaps, CEO and Editor-In-Chief of Corporate Knights Inc.

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Free Winterproofing Program for income-eligible households

Lower energy bills, improved comfort and healthier living

Windfall is accepting new applications from lower income residents in Durham, Peterborough and York Regions for the FREE 2019 Winterproofing Program. Spring is the perfect season to tackle home energy upgrades after a long winter. If you are an Enbridge gas customer, your home is older than 1980 and you are receiving financial assistance, we want to hear from you!

For more details and to apply online

10 myths about carbon pricing

'Canadians want a serious plan to take action on climate change. And they deserve an honest discussion about our options. The facts are out there. Let's use them.'

Canada's Ecofiscal Commission releases new report to serve as a resource for Canadians who want to learn what the evidence says about carbon pricing and its impacts on emissions, the economy, affordability, and jobs.

The 10 Myths

Agenda 2030 Systemic Finance Opportunities

Windfall Ecology Centre, in partnership with the Waterloo Global Science Initiative, and Possibilian Ventures, is conducting a landscape analysis on how finance understands and responds to systemic transformation. The purpose of the project is to inform development of Canada's Agenda 2030 National Strategy which is to be released later this year.

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Canada Agenda 2030

Windfall conducts internal waste audit

New target of 85% waste diversion set for end of 2020

ClimateWise Business Network is happy to announce that our waste reduction and diversion framework is now available online. Coinciding with the framework launch, our team conducted a waste audit at the Windfall Centre. We have a waste diversion rate of 74%, higher than the regional average of 62%. We are setting an ambitious target to have an 85% waste diversion rate by the end of 2020.

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Depaving Paradise one space at a time

Looking for York Region site hosts and partners

Are you looking to transform a paved kindergarten, school yard area or an unused parking lot into a greener piece of paradise? Windfall Ecology Centre is looking for enthusiastic site hosts and local champions to undertake a depave project with us this coming spring.

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New incentives for home energy upgrades

Electrically heated homes are eligible for an additional $4,000

Qualified home owners can now earn up to $6,355 in incentives for making eligible energy efficiency improvements to their homes through the Enbridge Home Energy Conservation Program. Additional incentives are now available for electrically heated homes.

Learn more: Windfall Home Energy Solutions