Created in 1998 by Brent R. Kopperson, Windfall Ecology Centre is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities. The creation of Windfall was inspired by a vision of healthy communities, where economic, social, and environmental needs achieve balance through social innovation, community partnership, and community action.
The Centre's activities focus on re-powering communities to create lasting wealth in a carbon constrained 21st century. Working at the nexus of energy, water, food, and people we research, design, and deliver innovative climate change solutions. Our record of accomplishment includes achievements in public policy, residential energy conservation, renewable energy, electric mobility, water protection and leadership development.
We build opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills into all our activities because helping young people find their place in the world is an important element in building sustainable communities.
History of Windfall Centre Energy Retrofit Programs
Windfall Centre has a long history designing, developing and delivering energy conservation and efficiency retrofit programs throughout Ontario. Our partnerships with First Nations, Municipalities, Utilities and Contractors have made our programs successful for communities and homeowners.
Some past programs include:
- First Nations Energy Efficiency Retrofit Pilot Project
- Low Income Energy Efficiency Pilot Project
- Conserve and Preserve
- ecoEnergy for Houses
Partners and Utilities
Windfall Centre has over 15 years experience providing conservation demand managment programs for Ontario's leading organizations. Our experience includes:
- Conducting research and pilot programs
- Reporting to the OEB and OPA
- Delivering contract programs for Ontario utilities
- Working with Regional Municipalities and Social Housing Managers
- Installing and evaluating energy efficiency retrofit measures
- Operating customer service call centre
Windfall Centre provides energy efficiency audits and programming for energy efficiency upgrades/incentives in Toronto, Durham Region and York Region (Aurora, Newmarket, King City, Vaughan, Georgina, Richmond Hill and Markham).