Canadian Property Management Magazine has published an article about ClimateWise. The article discusses target setting in corporate sustainability, the role of the BEEP and how ClimateWise is helping businesses in York Region.
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2016 News Archives
Learn how building owners and managers can optimize their facility's energy performance and see how EBCx and energy audits can drive deeper savings in your facilities from guest speakers Scott Rouse, Michel Parent and Curtis Leishman.
ClimateWise is seeking a business development research volunteer to provide support on industry-targeted outreach campaigns and market research efforts. Must be a post-secondary student passionate about sustainability issues.
A 2016 report from global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company expects the consumer goods market to grow annually for the next 10 to 15 years. Though the strong growth projection is great news — the report singles out that a lack of supply chain sustainability could slow a company's growth and diminish profits.
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.
ClimateWise Business Network has published a white paper that serves as a guide on how organizations can maximize their green marketing. The paper outlines common pitfalls and key principles in marketing sustainability accomplishments to consumers and businesses alike.
ClimateWise has published a new white paper on the Value of Green Buildings. The paper discusses how commercial and residential buildings can increase tenant engagement, improve energy efficiency and how asset value increases with sustainability investments and labelling initiatives, such as LEED certification.
The IESO has updated the requirements of the ECB program to include funding of up to $100,000 for the development and implementation of a Community Energy Plan. New requirements that increase accessibility and revise program offerings can be found on the IESO website.
We've added a new Resource section to our website. This is where you will find helpful resources such as ClimateWise white papers and case studies. Check this section often as we will be continually adding new resources to help you set and meet in your emissions reduction targets.
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.
ClimateWise has published a white paper on the York Region Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP). The white paper outlines the value of municipal-level data and clearly explains how businesses and communities within York Region can use the publicly-accessible BEEP.
There are all kinds of examples of businesses big and small that are actually beginning to understand that sustainability practices in their business is good business because they've learned it improves their bottom line and it has an impact on employee retention and recruitment and overall brand and imaging.
Unfortunately, many in business and other organizations find the prospect of carrying out carbon measuring and reporting to be a rather daunting task. The cost of a premium carbon accounting program can seem prohibitive and the learning-curve and expense of hiring consultants beyond their means.
Canada will impose a carbon price on provinces that do not adequately regulate emissions by themselves, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna stated.
The York Region Business Energy and Emissions Profile (BEEP) is a study of greenhouse gas emissions generated by York Region businesses. The study was commissioned by the Windfall Ecology Centre to gain insight and to engage businesses in improving profitability through emissions reduction.
All organizations that support Windfall Centre/ClimateWise with at least $10,000 of initial project funding will forever be identified as Founding Members. We're gearing-up for our September Launch so this is a great time to get in on the ground floor with some additional Founding Member benefits.
Please mark September 20, 4:pm to 7:pm in your calendar and be our guest as we officially launch the ClimateWise Business Network. There will be a Key Note speaker, great food, networking, and a showcase of our Founding Partners and first members. Stay tuned for more event news.
We thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing start-up funding for our regional initiative supporting our business community in taking deliberate actions to benefit the environment.
Well, not really. We are still engaged in consultations regarding the target setting framework...your comments are welcome.
Sustainability CoLab (now Green Economy Canada) was announced as a recipient of the Ministers Award for Environmental Excellence for 2015, the supporting programs in CoLab Network that are helping businesses reduce their environmental impacts and building the low-carbon economy.
The province of Ontario continues to put its new Climate Change Strategy into action by investing $1 million from the Green Investment Fund in Kitchener's Sustainability CoLab Network (now Green Economy Canada).
With this investment, CoLab will fund local environmental organizations in their network to help businesses undertake initiatives such as introducing energy-efficiency measures and completing energy retrofits and building audits. Sustainability CoLab expects to help program participants reduce about 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2017.