Case Studies

  • 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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    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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  • Training & Certification

    Southport Aerospace Centre’s sustainability plan takes flight

    Climate Smart offered Southport the opportunity to measure the impact of their operations on the environment, and to increase staff capacity to responsibly manage their assets into the future.

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  • Training & Certification

    Lafarge Canada engages staff in sustainability

    Lafarge has achieved impressive reductions in energy, water and fuel consumption, resulting in reductions to their GHG baseline, and annual utility expenditures. These reductions were not achieved through large scale technological upgrades or capital intensive projects, but through staff engagement and supporting a strong culture of sustainability within the company.

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  • Training & Certification

    Green Coast Rubbish avoids over $70K in waste disposal fees

    Any company can remove and dispose of junk, but Green Coast Rubbish aims to get the job done ethically with as little impact on the environment as possible. An area of key importance to Green Coast Rubbish is the diversion rate of the materials collected from their customers.

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  • Training & Certification

    John Brooks is one of first in Mississauga to become Climate Smart Certified

    After measuring the baseline inventory for its 56,000 foot office in Mississauga and three satellite facilities located in Edmonton, Montreal, and Cambridge, John Brooks developed a comprehensive pipeline for upgrades and retrofits in their Meadowpine facility and introduced a number of operational and behavioral changes to help engage staff in sustainability, and help to reduce energy consumption and reduce its corporate carbon footprint over time in all of their locations.

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