ClimateWise Challenge News

Free ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Webinar Series This Fall

CIET has announced a series of three free webinars happening this fall to help participants learn how to get the most out of the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager software, a management tool designed to measure and assess the energy performance of commercial and institutional buildings.

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Countdown to the 2021 CREST Awards Event Begins!

The Commercial Real Estate Sustainability Trailblazer's (CREST) Award, organized by BOMA Toronto, a leading Commercial Real Estate Industry Association, will be held on September 16th, 2021.This year, BOMA Toronto partnered with Windfall Centre's ClimateWise Building Challenge to expand its reach to participants in the York Region.

2021 CREST Awards

Over 75 buildings join the ClimateWise Challenge

York Region buildings taking action on climate change

York Region municipalities and businesses have heard the call to action to participate in the ClimateWise Challenge. We are excited to welcome 60 municipal buildings and 15 commercial buildings into the free, friendly award and recognition competition.

ClimateWise Challenge participants

Join the Challenge: Get started with our Quick Start Guide

ClimateWise Building Challenge Teams-up with BOMA Toronto

Participants in the ClimateWise Building Challenge can now opt into BOMA Toronto's race2reduce building challenge with a single submission, allowing them to compete for recognition both regionally via the ClimateWise Challenge and provincially via the coveted race2reduce Commercial Real Estate Trailblazers (CREST) Awards.

Read the ClimateWise/BOMA announcement

Registration for the ClimateWise Challenge is now open

Join the energy-saving challenge today

Registration for the 2021 ClimateWise Challenge is now open! If you are a building owner, manager, or tenant, you can take part in this exciting opportunity to take action on climate change while reducing costs and increasing asset value. Register one or more of your buildings today.

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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.


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:

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