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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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Latest News


New study- how the ancient world adapted to climate change⛈️

Findings, however offer a warning for today's climate emergency

A new study of the ancient world of Anatolia, now Turkey, shows how they adapted to climate change but offers a warning for today's climate emergency. The efforts of ancient populations to minimize the impacts of climate change were undermined during longer climate shifts when it is combined with other events such as pandemics, earthquakes and wars.

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Here are ways Climate Action could make Canadians' lives better

Staring into a future shaped by climate change can be gut-wrenching

Cleantech entrepreneurs are building a future that’s more sustainable

In truth, if everyone in Canada gave up their car, lowered their thermostat, stopped taking flights and ate more organic lentils, it wouldn’t be anywhere near enough to make a difference. No wonder it’s hard to maintain any hope that climate change is solvable. But as Greta Thunberg said back in 2018: “The one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere. Full Article

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Renewables gain grounds amid high Texas energy demand

Unusual heatwave causes Texas to rely on wind and solar energy

Experts say renewables are bailing Texas out as energy demand rises

Texans crank on the air conditioning this week amid an unusually early heat wave, setting new records for electricity demand in the state, which surpassed 75 gigawatts on Sunday and smashed the 2019 record. CNN reports that Texas grid operator ERCOT projects it could approach that peak again on Tuesday. More

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Just Green Cities Microsite is Live!

Integrating the SDGs into Municipal Infrastructure Decision Making

A Research Project of Windfall Centre, Partners for Action and Possibilian Ventures

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Just Green Cities is a research project addresses a core challenge Canadians face in implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing the climate crisis, focusing on municipal infrastructure renewal. The research focused on three key areas: net-zero housing, fleet electrification and stormwater management.

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Commercial Building Tenants Webinar- Webinar 4 Highlights

The fourth webinar in the series was held on June 1, 2022

If you missed the webinar, click links to the PDF and webinar recording below

The fourth in the webinar series 'Better Understand your Energy Consumption and What is Driving your Energy Use' presented why submetering tenant spaces is a priority for both tenants and landlords. View Webinar 4 PDF.

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Commercial Building Tenants Webinar- Webinar 3 Highlights

The second in the series was held on May 4, 2022

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The third in the webinar series 'Green Leases: How to Achieve Cost Savings and Sustainability Goals' presented how innovative Green Leases can create win-win agreements for building owners and business tenants to benefit from environmentally friendly upgrades and behaviours. View Webinar 3 PDF. Register for Upcoming Webinars.

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Durham Region Launches Durham Greener Homes

Windfall Centre to Deliver the Durham Greener Homes Program

A new home energy retrofit program for Durham Residents

Access to financing, cash-back rebates, and free expert advice from a Home Energy Coach

On April 28, 2022, Durham Region officially launched the Durham Greener Homes, an initiative inspired by Durham Region's Community Energy Plan to help make energy-efficient, low-carbon homes more accessible to Durham residents. Durham Region partnered with Windfall Centre to deliver the new home energy retrofit program. Read More.

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Commercial Building Tenants Webinar- Webinar 2 Highlights

The second in the series was held on April 6, 2022

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The second in the webinar series "Why Building Tenants Should be Thinking about Climate Risk" informs commercial building tenants (SMEs) on mitigating their cost and supply risks by being more climate knowledgeable .View Webinar 2 PDF. Register for Upcoming Webinars.

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Highlights: A Webinar Series for Commercial Building Tenants

The first in the series was held on March 2, 2022

If you missed the webinar, click links to the PDF and webinar recording below

The first in the webinar series "A Roadmap to Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction - Benefits for Your Business" delved into the influences and trends impacting businesses. The speakers gave insights into how commercial building tenants can collaborate with landlords to achieve a low carbon workplace, modernize lease arrangements, energy-efficient best practices and other important topics. PDF. Upcoming Webinars

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Mayor Bevilacqua Speaks on Award from ClimateWise 2021

City of Vaughan receives the Mayors' Energy Challenge Advocate Award

On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua at Council meeting, announced Vaughan's Award won at the ClimateWise 2021 Achievement Award. He said: I am pleased to announce the City of Vaughan has received the Mayor's Energy Challenge Advocate Award from the ClimateWise Business Network for our dedicated support of the Provincial Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking initiative. More

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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.