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The City of Edmonton invites you to join a group of businesses that are cutting costs by cutting carbon.

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  • Overview

The City of Edmonton is inviting businesses to participate in the Climate Smart program: helping its business community to reduce energy, fuel and waste, along with associated costs.

Climate Smart helps local businesses reduce their carbon footprint while cutting costs. Through three half-day training sessions, our web-based software application, and one-on-one advising, you’ll develop strategies to save on energy costs, improve operational efficiencies and engage employees. Learn more about what we do.

Climate Smart trains key staff and provides businesses with the support to become more competitive in an era of carbon regulation and volatile energy prices. In a collaborative learning environment, your staff will draw on the experience of other businesses and apply tools to measure and profitably reduce your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Learn more about how it works.

Ready to register? Click here to sign up for the Climate Smart program.
  • Program Outline & Benefits

Climate Smart is a comprehensive professional development and training program that includes the following:

  • A series of three interactive half-day training sessions
  • Access to a top-rated, web-based GHG management application
  • One-on-one advising
  • Certification as a “Climate Smart Business”


Training Session 1:
We take complex, global standards and make it simple for you to assess your impact.

  • Map your operations
  • Collect your data
  • Calculate your emissions with our online app


Training Session 2:
We help you plan emissions reductions and forecast the benefits.

  • Identify your best opportunities for reductions
  • Prioritize your strategies


Training Session 3:
We help you communicate your successes and understand how offsets work.

  • Build internal buy-in
  • Steer clear of “greenwashing”
  • Learn about the carbon offset market


Benefits to your business include:

  • Cost savings
  • Brand lift and competitive advantage
  • Employee engagement
  • Competency development
  • Climate leadership
  • Accurate, actionable data
  • Easy-to-use online GHG management tool
  • Access to growing network of Climate Smart businesses
  • Assistance navigating and accessing utility incentives and rebates
  • Read more about the benefits for your business
Climate Smart certified businesses are equipped with:

  • GHG inventories for your business, according to internationally recognized standards
  • Emission-reduction solutions focused on the business case
  • A Climate Smart membership seal and report
  • Marketing and communications on GHG management success
  • Internal capacity building tools for ongoing management of GHGs
  • Data and case studies for bid, tenders, and Requests for Proposals
  • Knowledge of the carbon offset market
  • Featured Case Studies

Read case studies to learn how Climate Smart could save you money
and strengthen your business.
  • Dates & Location

The Climate Smart program includes three half-day training sessions. All sessions are from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Up to two staff members attend all three sessions within a series.

Next Series:

December 12, 2018; January 31, 2019; February 27, 2019

Heritage Room, Edmonton City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB
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  • Discounts and Program Fees

Program Registration Deadline
The deadline to register for the program has been extended until December 7.

Small Business Rebate – Bonus Rebate
Organizations who participate in the Corporate Climate Leaders Program with 75 employees or less and non-profits are eligible to apply for a City of Edmonton rebate to offset the costs of enrolling in the optional Climate Smart Training and Certification Program.

For early-applicants, the Small Business Rebate will be 100%. Eligible organizations (less than 75 employees) and non-profits (of all sizes) who register for the Corporate Climate Leaders Program by October 12, 2018 will receive the bonus rebate for 100% of the annual Climate Smart fee.

To apply for the Small Business Rebate:

  • Complete the online Climate Smart Training and Certification Program registration form and submit payment of your annual fee to Climate Smart
  • Complete the Small Business Rebate Application Form and attach your Climate Smart payment receipt
  • The City of Edmonton will review your application to ensure it is complete and mail your rebate cheque

Note: Steps 1-3 may be completed after October 12. However, eligible organizations must complete the general program registration and consent form by October 12 to receive the bonus rebate.

If you have questions about the program or Climate Smart’s services, please do not hesitate get in touch with Laura De Carolis or Christine VanDerwill, Partnerships & Communications Manager, Climate Smart. We hope you will see value in joining the Corporate Climate Leaders Program.

  • Registration Information

Ready to register? Click here to sign up for the Climate Smart program.

Click here for details on our price tiers, or contact us for further details.