ClimateWise Challenge News

75 buildings join the ClimateWise Challenge

to take 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. Click the link below to read which York Region municipalities and businesses have joined.

Learn more

Schedule a consultation

Windfall Centre challenges Newmarket businesses

to build back better and join the ClimateWise Challenge

With more than 20 years leading environmental sustainability programs and supporting communities within York Region, Windfall Ecology Centre is creating pathways to build back better through the launch of the ClimateWise Building Challenge.

Read the full article

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.

Register for the ClimateWise Challenge

Don't miss the latest news on the ClimateWise Challenge

Sign up for our newsletter

Registration for the ClimateWise Challenge is just around the corner. Don't miss out on important updates, stories, and resources on how you can participate in York Region's energy efficiency challenge to take action on climate change.

Sign me up

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

Thank you to all of the industry and municipal leaders for taking the time to participate in the virtual preview for the ClimateWise Challenge. Your support on this initiative is greatly appreciated and amplifies the message for York Region building owners, mangers, and tenants to take action on climate change by participating in the ClimateWise Challenge.

Watch the virtual preview

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.

Watch now

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

Visit ClimateWise Business Network

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.

Visit Boma Toronto

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

Join the Challenge

Support local business taking climate action in York Region:

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