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ClimateWise Events


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Smart Green Program for Manufacturers

The SMART Program encourages investments in technology and improved manufacturing processes. Learn how small and medium sized manufacturers can reduce their green house gas emissions and receive up to 50% non-repayable grants. This includes incentives for upgrading your processing equipment and enhancing its energy efficiency.

Special guests: Louise Rubletz, Director of the SMART Green Program at Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Ryan Ram, Technical Advisor, SMART Green Program at CME

Thursday, November 30, 2017

York Region Leaders Sustainability Forum

Aurora Cultural Centre

The inaugural York Region Leaders Sustainability Forum is coming! ClimateWise Business Network is hosting an evening to discuss emerging trends in sustainability. Find out what is to come in Ontario as we look towards 2030. A panel of experts will discuss their successes, challenges, and outlook for the future of environmental sustainability.

Special guests: The Hon. Chris Ballard (Ontario's Minister of Environment and Climate Change), Simon Guan (General Motors), Jordann Thirgood (Mowat Energy), Paul Sommerville (Mowat Energy) Dr. Karine Rashkovshy-Tomas (Brain Power)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Driving to Sustainability

Drive into the world of green vehicles! Learn how incorporating electric, hybrid or natural gas vehicles in your fleet can benefit your organization. Our guest speakers will discuss how you can take advantage of government incentives for green vehicles. The Green Commercial Vehicle Program, a rebate-based program, is currently in review by Ontario's Ministry of Transportation.

Special guests:

Mark Goody, Manager of Electric Vehicle Programs at FleetCarma

Bruce Winchester, Executive Director of Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Green Building Study Tour: The Bill Fisch Centre

The Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre was constructed to progress York Region's commitment to sustainability and being global leaders in forest management. With a goal of achieving The Living Building Challenge - the world's most prestigeous performance standard for green buildings, it maintains net-zero energy use and net-zero water use. The Centre has achieved LEED platinum and Petal certification since its construction.

Special guest: Denis Poncelet, York Region Project Engineer

Setting a sustainability target in business

Members-Only Workshop

On Thursday, June 29th, ClimateWise will be hosting a members-only workshop that focuses on how a business can set a carbon emission reductions target, what a relevant target is for your organization, and how to setting a target can help inform your sustainability work.

ClimateWise First Annual Evening of Recognition

Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre, North York ON

4 pm to 9 pm

Please join us on Wednesday May 31st as we showcase and celebrate sustainability leadership at our first annual Evening of Recognition! We're thrilled to announce our special evening will be held at the brand new Electric Vehicle Discovery Centre in North York!

ClimateWise Webinar on Global Adjustment

What is the Global Adjustment charge and how does it affect your business

10 am to 11 am

ClimateWise Business Network, in partnership with the IESO and Energy@Work, is hosting a workshop on Global Adjustment (GA) to address the charge on your electricity bill. Join us for an improved understanding of GA and the steps you need to take before the June 15th deadline.

Funding Energy Efficiency Projects

Free Lunch Seminar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 12:noon to 2:pm

Vaughan City Hall, MPR Room

New funding is available to subsidize the cost of energy efficiency projects. This event will help business owners and financial managers understand the business case for energy efficiency and sustainability, and learn how to fund their projects.

ClimateWise Breakfast Seminar

New Reporting Regulations for Ontario Large Buildings

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 8:am to 10:am

Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

Ontario's mandatory Building Benchmarking and mandatory Energy and Water Reporting regulations will be in effect as of 2017. Learn from experts about the new regulations and how building owners can benefit from reporting.

Free ClimateWise webinar

Assessing Your Facility's Energy Performance

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 — 10:am to 11:30am

ClimateWise Business Network is hosting a webinar on Assessing Your Facility's Energy Performance. On Wednesday December 14th at 10:am, learn from Energy@Work, Technosim and PowerStream how Existing Building Commissioning (ECBx) and energy audits can drive deeper cost savings in your facilities.

Free ClimateWise webinar

What does Cap and Trade mean for your business

Thursday, October 27, 2016 — 10:am to 11:30am

Ontario's Cap and Trade legislation comes into effect in January 2017. ClimateWise is hosting a free webinar that will provide an overview of the legislation and a discussion of it's impacts on Ontario business. The webinar will include guest speakers and examples of businesses using carbon pricing to their advantage.

Support for business in the transition to a low-carbon economy. We have the tools, support, expertise and connections to help you achieve your carbon reduction goals.

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