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Don't Miss the 2022 York Region Sustainability Awards

Celebrating Climate Action in York Region

September 29, 2022 - 6:00 pm at the Armoury, Town of Aurora

Attendance is Free- Register with the link below to attend the event

This celebration of climate action in the York Region, our first in-person award since the pandemic, promises to be memorable with an exciting lineup of award presentations, corporate executives sharing inspiring climate action stories, networking and enjoying mouth-watering foods and drinks from the world-renown Canadian Food & Wine Institute at Niagara College.

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ClimateWise Building Challenge Gains Momentum

In our second year post-launch, the ClimateWise Building Challenge has doubled its municipal number of buildings to a total of 118. The additions include fire halls, libraries, administrative offices and recreation complexes. York Region municipalities are really taking significant leaps toward climate action. More

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Highlights from Webinar 4

A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants

The fourth in the series was held on June 1, 2022

If you missed the webinar, click links to the PDF and webinar recording below

The fourth in the webinar series 'Better Understand your Energy Consumption and What is Driving your Energy Use' presented why submetering tenant spaces is a priority for both tenants and landlords. View Webinar 4 PDF. Stay updated on upcoming webinars.

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Highlights from Webinar 3

A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants

The third in the series was held on May 4, 2022

If you missed the webinar, click links to the PDF and webinar recording below

The third in the webinar series 'Green Leases: How to Achieve Cost Savings and Sustainability Goals' presented how innovative Green Leases can create win-win agreements for building owners and business tenants. View Webinar 3 PDF. Register for Upcoming Webinars.

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Register Now for Webinar 4

A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants

Webinar 4- Better Understand your Energy Consumption

June 1, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Highlights from Webinar 2

A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants

The second in the series was held on April 6, 2022

If you missed the webinar, click links to the PDF and webinar recording below

Highlight: Commercial Building Tenants Webinar Series

The first in the series was held on March 2, 2022

If you missed it, click links to the PDF and webinar recording below

A webinar series for commercial building tenants

How reducing greenhouse gas emissions benefits your business

Register Now for the Second Webinar in the Series

A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants!

Webinar 2- Why Building Tenants Should be Thinking about Climate Risk

Wednesday, April 6, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Register Now for the Third Webinar in the Series

A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants!

Green Leases: How to Achieve Cost Savings and Sustainability Goals

May 4, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

The third webinar presents how innovative Green Leases can create win-win agreements for building owners and business tenants to benefit from environmentally friendly upgrades and behaviours. More Details

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Mayor Bevilacqua Speaks on ClimateWise 2021 Award

City of Vaughan receives Mayors' Energy Challenge Advocate Award

Canada Ranks Second in LEED Certified Buildings

Canada certified 205 projects in 2021

Watch the exciting moments at ClimateWise 2021 Awards

Meet our ClimateWise 2021 award winners

ClimateWise Awards spotlight climate action leaders

York Region Buildings Need to Bridge Energy Performance Gap

ClimateWise invites you to a celebration of achievement

Save the date for our virtual celebration, December 9

Over 75 buildings join the ClimateWise Challenge

York Region buildings taking action on climate change

Canadian Financial Institutions Take Action on Climate Change

Free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Webinar Series This Fall

ClimateWise Building Challenge Teams-up with BOMA Toronto

ClimateWise Building Challenge Teams-up with BOMA Toronto

Registration for the ClimateWise Challenge is now open

Join the energy-saving challenge today

Countdown to the 2021 CREST Awards Event Begins!

Countdown to the 2021 CREST Awards Event Begins!

Windfall Centre challenges Newmarket businesses

Build back better by joining the ClimateWise Building Challenge

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Thank you to the industry and municipal leaders

for participating in the ClimateWise Challenge virtual preview

The weeklong series of recordings is available to watch on our website

Portfolio Manager: New Greenhouse Gas Intensity Metric

Free webinar hosted by Natural Resources Canada

Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 1:00 PM EST

A new greenhouse gas intensity metric will be rolled out to Canadian users of the Energy Star Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool. The new metric will provide an ability to compare your building’s total GHG intensity against a similar regional reference building. Natural Resources Canada is hosting a complimentary webinar to introduce the new metric and discuss what it means for your buildings.

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View the Portfolio Manager User Guide

Ontario Benchmarking Help Centre

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

Energy Resilience and Zero Carbon Discovery

with Steven Costa

Day four of the ClimateWise Challenge virtual preview is live

Thursday, December 3, 2020

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

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.

Watch the Jeff Ranson interview now

Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter

Introducing 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 weeklong 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. Mayor Taylor speaks on the importance that municipalities in York Region place on energy reduction practices invites all York Region Mayors and commercial business to participate in this initiative as we collaborate in the transition to a low carbon economy.

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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 weeklong 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.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #climatewisechallenge. Connect with ClimateWise Business Network on LinkedIn

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Congratulations to the BOMA race2Reduce winners

On November 5, 2020 BOMA Toronto held their 2020 race2Reduce Commercial Real Estate Trailblazers (CREST) awards event virtually. The event was a big success that we were proud to be part of. During the awards, Brent Kopperson, the Founder and Executive Director of Windfall Centre was honoured to provide a congratulatory statement to the winners and participants of the race2race program. The success of the program paved the way to bring a building challenge to York Region under our ClimateWise Business Network program.

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Benchmarking support for building owners is available

Through the Ontario Benchmarking Help Centre

The Ontario Benchmarking Help Centre, a program of the ClimateWise Business Network, provides support for building owners to report and benchmark energy and water consumption under the Ontario Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB) Initiative.

As a Regional Ally for BOMA Toronto and the race2Reduce program, we are here to support participants in their Portfolio Manager efforts.

Ontario Benchmarking Help Centre

Support for BOMA race2reduce participants

ClimateWise is proud to work alongside BOMA Toronto

As a Regional Partner for the race2reduce program

ClimateWise Business Network, the Windfall Ecology Centre program hosting the ClimateWise Building Challenge, is a recognized Regional Partner of the BOMA Toronto race2reduce program.

As a Regional Ally, ClimateWise offers enhanced outreach and support to public and private sectors in York and surrounding regions and provides resources to help them move their organizations toward more sustainable and low carbon operations.

The collaboration between BOMA Toronto and ClimateWise brings synergy and economies of scale to the mutual efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emission from the buildings sector.

Ontario Benchmarking Help Centre

Support for BOMA race2reduce participants

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Support local business taking climate action in York Region:

Holy Trinity Thornhill
Toronto Waldorf School
Big Brothers Big Sisters of York
Rouge River Farms
Irvine Generations
Hope House Community Hospice
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Riverside Natural Foods
Alectra Utilites
Toromont Cat
Town of Newmarket
Markham Fair
Faith & the Common Good
The Regional Municipality of York
City of Vaughan
Royal Envelope
York Region Food Network
Man Brothers
Compugen
Reesor's Good Food
Tree Frog
Brain Power
407 ETR
City of Markham
Ontaio Trillium Foundation Natural Resources Canada BOMA Toronto