The ClimateWise Building Challenge is a York Region wide, friendly awards and recognition competition created to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in buildings through collaboration, education, and innovation. For the remainder of this Participant Guide the competition will be referred to as the ClimateWise Challenge.
The competition is free of cost and open to building owners, property managers, and tenants who want to take action on climate change while improving your bottom by implementing responsible energy operations and behavioural practices.
Our ClimateWise challenge is modelled after the Energy Star Battle of the Building (BoB) competition, a successful U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program, which was first launched in 2010 and has been continuously run and updated since. The competition had over 6500 buildings participate in 2015, with the winner achieving energy reductions of 35%.