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Home Energy

Learn how to stay warm and save on energy costs. See if you qualify for home-energy improvement grants

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Business Network

The York Region network of businesses and organizations leading the way in taking action on climate change

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Building Challenge

A friendly York Region competition and opportunity to show-off your building's improved energy efficiency

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Benchmarking Help

Windfall's Benchmarking Help Centre provides expert help to building owners with their EWRB reporting

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Modern solutions to a rising problem. Learn what you can do to protect your property from flooding

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Data Tools

Our latest dashboards provide new insights into 16 years of EnerGuide's home energy evaluation data

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COVID-19 — Updated June 3, 2021 — In-home Services Resumed

As of June 3rd, we have resumed all in-home energy evaluations for the Greener Homes Grant, Home Efficiency Rebate, and Home Winterproofing programs.

To process program applications, schedule an energy evaluation, or any other inquiries, please contact our Home Energy Team

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Latest News


Watch the exciting moments at ClimateWise 2021 Awards

Catch all the fun and exciting moments from the unforgettable virtual ClimateWise 2021 Achievement Awards, held Thursday, December 9, 2021!

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Meet our ClimateWise 2021 award winners and their climate feats

This year's achievement awards go beyond commemorating sustainability efforts by also celebrating the resilience of those that rose above the tides of the pandemic in the past year and prioritized climate action against all odds. Hence, the 2021 Award Event's Theme: A Celebration of Achievement in Challenging Times. Meet our Winners.

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ClimateWise Awards spotlight climate action leaders

The ClimateWise 2021 Achievement Awards event held Thursday, Dec. 9 was nothing short of remarkable moments recognizing the tremendous efforts of emerging leaders in sustainability and climate action within York Region. The virtual event brought organizations, business owners, employees, and industry stakeholders together to celebrate achievements of public and private sector organizations.

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Electric vehicle owners can get paid to sell electricity back to grid

Electric vehicle owners in Ontario may one day be able to use the electricity in their EVs instead of loud diesel or gas generators to provide emergency power during blackouts. They could potentially also sell back the energy in their cars to the grid when needed.

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Seven climate pledges Canada made at UN COP 26

The curtain finally fell on the much-talked-about 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) on Saturday, November 13. For fourteen days, countries across the globe, including Canada, had their leaders, delegates, and climate activists in Glasgow negotiating climate terms and setting new emission reduction targets.

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York Region buildings need to bridge energy performance gap

When it comes to energy efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, commercial buildings in York Region are underperforming their provincial counterparts, 2019 benchmarking data released in 2020 from the Ontario Ministry of Energy Northern Development and Mines has revealed. Read More.

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UN releases ambition gap report as COP26 talks enter week 2

Negotiations at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow have entered the second week, a technical week featuring intense deliberations on pathways to achieving global emission reduction goals. A United Nations preliminary analysis released Tuesday, November 9, 2021, shows a huge gap between nations' long-term decarbonization plans and their already submitted short-term plans.

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All Eyes on 2021 United Nations COP 26 in Glasgow

Fair Share Concept will steer negotiations in the right direction

Activities are in full swing at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, where nations have converged for renewed negotiations and submission of increased climate action commitments called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

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Toronto's net-zero existing buildings strategy

Five key takeaways from the report

Canada is pursuing a nationwide 'net-zero emission by 2050' goal. The City of Toronto has aligned with this mission with its target to record citywide net-zero emissions by reducing existing buildings' Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions over the next 30 years.

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IPCC 2021 climate change report

Now is the time to re-strategize, not panic!

More than ever before, Climate Change is spiralling out of control due to increased human activities that have become more detrimental to our planet's ecosystem. As a result, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released its sixth assessment report to alert the world of the alarming spike in activities deepening climate change.

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Windfall in the Community

Windfall Harvest Festival

On September 24 at Sheppard's Bush in Aurora, in celebration of Canada's and Ontario's 150th birthday, Windfall Ecology Centre hosted the Windfall Harvest Festival... A Celebration of Diversity: Food, Land and People. The festival featured First Nations dance and drumming, pioneer life reenactments, celebrity chefs, food sampling, nature walks, kids Nature Play and many more family activities.

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Windfall Centre Volunteers

As a non-profit organization we are supported by people just like you. If you would like to get involved in working towards sustainable communities and creating new opportunities for our youth... Consider joining us as a volunteer or making a donation to ensure we can continue and expand our programs focused on sustainability and climate change mitigation.