ClimateWise Challenge Virtual Preview

The virtual preview has come to a close, but the content remains available

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.

What it is: A virtual preview introducing the ClimateWise Building Challenge through a series of five 20-minute pre-recorded video presentations.

When is it: The virtual preview ran from Monday, November 30th to Friday, December 4th. The previews will include pre-recorded presentations with messages from key industry and municipal leaders presented on the ClimateWise Building Challenge website.

Video 1: Monday, November 30, 2020

Introducing the ClimateWise Building Challenge

With John Taylor and Brent Kopperson

Mayor John Taylor, Town of Newmarket
Brent Kopperson, Founder and Executive Director, Windfall Ecology Centre

Interview times start at:

Mayor John Taylor: 5:55 / Brent Kopperson: 9:44

Video 2: Tuesday, December 1, 2020

How Retrofits are Driving Green Building Growth

With Jeff Ranson

Jeff Ranson, Regional Director for the Greater Toronto Area chapter of the Canada Green Building Council

Jeff Ranson Interview starts at 5:55

Note: To watch the full video, move the time bar to the beginning.

For more information on the Green Building Council visit:

Greater Toronto Green Building Council

Video 3: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

How the City of Markham Inspires Smart Building Trends

With Graham Seaman

Graham Seaman, Director of Sustainability and Asset Management for the City of Markham

Graham Seaman interview starts at 5:52

Note: To watch the full video, move the time bar to the beginning.

You can view the Markham Energy Plan at:

Markham Municipal Energy Plan

Video 4: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Energy resilience and zero carbon discovery

With Steven Costa

Steven Costa, National Solutions Developer of Energy Storage and Distributed Energy, at Ameresco, Inc.

Steven Costa interview starts at 5:55

Note: To watch the full video, move the time bar to the beginning.


Video 5: Friday, December 4, 2020

Taking Action on Climate Change in York Region

With Wayne Emmerson

Wayne Emmerson, Chairman and CEO for The Regional Municipality of York

Wayne Emmerson Interview starts at 5:55

Note: To watch the full video, move the time bar to the beginning.

Corporate Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

Join the Challenge

Support local business taking climate action in York Region:

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