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Read blog series on how SMEs can overcome barriers to sustainability

Latest: Shortening project payback period

ClimateWise has published two blogs on our ongoing series about how SMEs can overcome barriers to entry for sustainability projects. Read how to find funding support, shrink project payback periods and overcome a lack of staff time or resources by reading the series today.

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Latest blog: How to shorten the payback period of projects

CME SMART Green Fund Seminar

ClimateWise invited as special presenting guests

Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 8:am to 11:am

CME hosted an information session in Markham on Thursday, March 9th about the new CME SMART Green Funding program available to manufacturers for capital projects that improve energy efficiency. ClimateWise was invited as a special guest to speak about the benefits of sustainability to York Region manufacturers.

Learn more about the CME SMART Green Fund

See other past ClimateWise events here

ClimateWise welcomes 3 new members

Welcome to SRS Consultants, HiGarden and Nature Harmony

ClimateWise Business Network welcomes three new members: SRS Consultants, HiGarden Inc. and Nature Harmony. As members of the professional services and environmental industry, our members are leading the sustainability movement in York Region and join a growing network of business leaders realizing the benefits of going green.

Making sustainability work for SMEs

ClimateWise blog series on sustainability and small business

The ClimateWise Business Network is publishing a series of blogs addressing the barriers to entry for sustainability projects experienced by SMEs, the support that exists to implement and monitor projects and the benefits and returns typically seen when projects are completed.

Read about how SMES make sustainability work today

Funding energy efficiency projects

Free lunch seminar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — 12:noon to 2:pm

Vaughan City Hall, MPR Room

New funding is available to subsidize the cost of energy efficiency projects. This event will help business owners and financial managers understand the business case for energy efficiency and sustainability, and learn how to fund their projects.

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From Harvard Business Review

The comprehensive business case for sustainability

Executives are often reluctant to place sustainability core to their company's business strategy in the mistaken belief that the costs outweigh the benefits. On the contrary, academic research and business experience point to quite the opposite.

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Find more on sustainability in our Resource section

ClimateWise volunteer opportunity

Searching for business development researcher

ClimateWise is seeking a business development research volunteer to provide support on industry-targeted outreach campaigns and market research efforts. Must be a post-secondary student passionate about sustainability issues.

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Target setting for sustainable buildings

ClimateWise in the news

Canadian Property Management Magazine has published an article about ClimateWise. The article discusses target setting in corporate sustainability, the role of the BEEP and how ClimateWise is helping businesses in York Region.

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Assessing facility energy performance

How energy audits and EBCx drive savings

ClimateWise webinar slides

Learn how building owners and managers can optimize their facility's energy performance and see how EBCx and energy audits can drive deeper savings in your facilities from guest speakers Scott Rouse, Michel Parent and Curtis Leishman.

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Funding Energy Efficiency Projects

Free Lunch Seminar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

12:noon to 2:pm

Vaughan City Hall, MPR Room

This event will help business owners and financial managers understand the business case for energy efficiency and sustainability, and learn how to fund their projects.

Event details and registration

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ClimateWise launch featured in the Auroran

ClimateWise Business Networked launched on September 20, 2016 and the Auroran was there.

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Windfall Centre releases York Region BEEP

York Region Business Energy and Emissions Profile BEEP) provides insight into York Region's carbon emissions.

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Take a leadership position on climate change and sign your business or organization up as a Founding Member of ClimateWise.

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