Case Studies

  • Training & Certification

    Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration’s sustainability culture is elevating its industry

    While PPCR was not initially concerned about actively tracking their reductions and data, when they wanted to take their emission reductions seriously, they knew they needed the data to make informed and impactful decisions. By going Climate Smart, PPCR has been able to understand not only the impact their decisions have made, but also what future emissions reduction opportunities are available.

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    Business growth without emissions growth for GCT Canada

    As the largest tenant in the Port of Vancouver, GCT’s marine terminals – GCT Deltaport and GCT Vanterm – are the primary Asia Pacific Gateways for container trade to Canada. As part of its Global Commitment, joining Climate Smart was the next step for GCT to improve its environmental performance while also helping the VFPA to achieve its vision of becoming the world’s most sustainable port.

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  • Training & Certification

    Greater Victoria Harbour Authority targets multiple emissions sources to deliver big results

    GVHA takes climate change and its emissions seriously. As an owner of marine and public amenities, the GVHA understands its important role in not only achieving ambitious reductions of its own carbon and emission footprint, but also facilitating and inspiring other organizations across the harbour and industry in pursuit of their own reductions. The work completed since joining Climate Smart in 2012 has been an important step towards this end.

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    Chandos leads the change in the construction sector

    Chandos is one of the only companies in western Canada that follows the LEED standard for waste management on all construction sites, choosing to recycle on-site because it’s the right thing to do. Chandos has exceeded these standards not just on individual sites but across their portfolio of projects, and in 2019 achieved an 80% diversion rate across the entire company.

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  • Training & Certification

    Colortec Creative's equipment updates lead to big GHG reductions

    Since 2014, Colortec has achieved a staggering 64% reduction in their GHG emissions while maintaining a strong presence in the business community. Colortec has seen an especially impressive amount of GHG reductions from a number of equipment upgrades and changes.

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  • Training & Certification

    Edmonton Convention Centre sets ambitious goal for carbon neutrality by 2050

    With Climate Smart and other sustainability initiatives underway, the Edmonton Convention Centre published an ambitious Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan with a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2035 (from 2018 levels), and a goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. In 2019 it unveiled a $10.3 million dollar atrium revitalization project to showcase Canada's largest building-integrated photovoltaic array installed on the venue’s atrium roof.

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  • Training & Certification

    Aero Mag Reduces its Carbon Footprint at YVR

    Aero Mag Vancouver joined Climate Smart in 2019 as part of Project Green YVR, an initiative that helps Sea Island businesses reduce their waste, water and energy consumption, with the goal to limit their impact on the environment and save money. Aero Mag has achieved an impressive 29% reduction from baseline in fuel GHG emissions intensity (fuel emissions/aircraft de-iced).

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  • Training & Certification

    Left Coast Naturals achieves 12% reduction in emissions while growing their business

    In 2019, Left Coast Naturals achieved an overall reduction of 12% from their 2014 baseline inventory and a 40% reduction in emissions per full-time equivalent employee. Climate Smart data has also been key to demonstrating Left Coast Naturals’ exceptional achievements in the environmental area of the BCorp assessment and ranking in the top 20% of all BCorps as a Best for the World honouree.

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  • Training & Certification

    WN Pharmaceuticals tackles its carbon footprint and more

    Much like pharmaceutical drugs, natural health products may harm the eco-system if improperly disposed of in the landfill. WN Pharmaceuticals operates in accordance with Canada’s Environmental Management Act, and keeps natural health product manufacturing waste out of Metro Vancouver’s general waste disposal facilities. Historically, this was accomplished by sending the manufacturing waste to a facility that would incinerate the material without any energy recovery.

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