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Supporting Healthy Sustainable Communities

Since 1998

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Home Energy

Learn how to stay warm and save on energy costs. See if you qualify for home-energy improvement grants

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Business Network

The York Region network of businesses and organizations leading the way in taking action on climate change

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Building Challenge

A friendly York Region competition and opportunity to show-off your building's improved energy efficiency

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Benchmarking Help

Windfall's Benchmarking Help Centre provides expert help to building owners with their EWRB reporting

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Stormwater

Modern solutions to a rising problem. Learn what you can do to protect your property from flooding

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Data Tools

Our latest dashboards provide new insights into 16 years of EnerGuide's home energy evaluation data

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COVID-19 Notice - Updated April 2021

Please note that all in-home services for EnerGuide audits for the Home Efficiency Rebate and Winterproofing programs are temporarily suspended during the province-wide stay-at-home order until May 6th, 2021.

Contact our customer service representatives for to process program applications, schedule an energy evaluation, and all other inquiries. Contact our Home Energy team.

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Latest News

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New $5000 home-retrofit grants announced

Homeowner grants will be available for energy-saving upgrades

The home-energy experts at Windfall Centre took part in a web-meeting with Natural Resources Canada on March 9, 2021. The web-meeting covered the federal government's new Greener Homes Initiative. Full details of the program are not yet available, but here is what we know so far...

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Registration for the ClimateWise Challenge is now open

Join the ClimateWise Building Challenge today

Registration for the 2021 ClimateWise Building Challenge, an initiative of ClimateWise Business Network, is now open. If you are a building owner, manager, or tenant in York Region, you can take part in this exciting opportunity to take action on climate change while reducing building costs and increasing asset value.

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Taking Action on Climate Change in York Region

with Wayne Emmerson

Day five of the ClimateWise Challenge virtual preview is live

Friday, December 4, 2020

Joining us today is Wayne Emmerson, Chairman and CEO for The Regional Municipality of York. Wayne announces his endorsement and support for the ClimateWise Challenge and speaks to the steps York Region has taken to tackle the climate crisis.

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Energy Resilience and Zero Carbon Discovery

with Steven Costa

Day four of the ClimateWise Challenge virtual preview is live

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Joining us today is Steven Costa, the National Solutions Developer of Energy Storage and Distributed Energy at Ameresco, Inc. Steven will discuss understanding and improving your building's existing energy infrastructure and facility use profiles.

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Inspiring Smart Building Trends with the City of Markham

featuring Graham Seaman, P.Eng., LEED AP, CEM

Day three of the ClimateWise Challenge virtual preview is live

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Graham Seaman, P.Eng., LEED AP, CEM, the Director of Sustainability and Asset Management for the City of Markham joins day three of the ClimateWise Challenge virtual preview. Graham will discuss the municipal energy plan and long-term vision to reach net zero by 2050.

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View the City of Markham's Municipal Energy Plan (MEP) – Getting to Zero

How Retrofits are Driving Green Building Growth

with Jeff Ranson

Day two of the ClimateWise Challenge virtual preview is live

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Jeff Ranson, Regional Director for the Greater Toronto Area chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), joins us today for day two of the ClimateWise Building Challenge virtual preview. The ClimateWise Challenge is an initiative of our ClimateWise Business Network program.

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Greater Toronto Green Building Council

Celebrating the launch of the ClimateWise Building Challenge

with Mayor John Taylor and Brent Kopperson

Day one of the virtual preview is live

Monday, November 30, 2020

Kicking off our week-long virtual preview and celebration of the ClimateWise Challenge is Mayor John Taylor from the Town of Newmarket, Ontario and Brent Kopperson, Founder and Executive Director of Windfall Ecology Centre. The ClimateWise Challenge is an initiative of our ClimateWise Business Network program.

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Kicking off the ClimateWise Building Challenge

Our virtual preview begins Monday, November 30, 2020

Join in on the fun! A virtual preview introducing the ClimateWise Building Challenge, hosted by ClimateWise Business Network, will begin on November 30. The week-long preview will include presentations with messages from key industry and municipal figures in York Region.

We're thrilled to be working alongside BOMA Toronto to deliver the ClimateWise Building Challenge to achieve economic and environmental benefits.

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The Home Energy Retrofit Dashboards are live

See the powerful role home energy retrofits play in tackling the climate crisis

Created with data from over 400,000 EnerGuide Home Energy Evaluations

The Home Retrofit Performance Dashboards are designed to virtually assess energy retrofit performance, identify trends, segment marketing opportunities and benchmark progress at the neighbourhood level. The interactive dashboards are created in cooperation with Natural Resources Canada and display the progress our communities are making in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the EnerGuide for Houses program.

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Limited time offer: Emergency Heating Replacement

The "no heat" for Home Efficiency Rebate customers is back

Available between October 15, 2020 to March 31, 2021

The Home Efficiency Rebate (HER) program has officially launched the Emergency Heating Replacement or "no heat" rule for customers who need immediate replacement of their natural gas furnace or boiler. This rule is available to all Enbridge customers who heat their homes with a natural gas furnace or boiler that also meet the HER program criteria. Contact a Windfall Home Energy representative for more information.

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Windfall in the Community

Windfall Harvest Festival

On September 24 at Sheppard's Bush in Aurora, in celebration of Canada's and Ontario's 150th birthday, Windfall Ecology Centre hosted the Windfall Harvest Festival... A Celebration of Diversity: Food, Land and People. The festival featured First Nations dance and drumming, pioneer life reenactments, celebrity chefs, food sampling, nature walks, kids Nature Play and many more family activities.

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Windfall Centre Volunteers

As a non-profit organization we are supported by people just like you. If you would like to get involved in working towards sustainable communities and creating new opportunities for our youth... Consider joining us as a volunteer or making a donation to ensure we can continue and expand our programs focused on sustainability and climate change mitigation.