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Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority invites you to join other tenants at the Port of Vancouver that are cutting costs by cutting carbon.

Generously sponsored by:

Port of Vancouver

  • Overview

Our vision is to be the world’s most sustainable port. To help us meet this vision, tenants at the Port of Vancouver are invited to participate in the Climate Smart program: helping them to reduce energy, fuel and waste, along with associated operating 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.

Click here to find out more about which port tenants have participated and how Climate Smart has benefited their business, and to see stories, impact metrics and reporting.

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

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

Upcoming dates to be announced shortly

  • Discounts & Match Funds

With generous support from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Port of Vancouver tenants have the opportunity to become Climate Smart certified at a discount. Port of Vancouver tenants qualify for a funding opportunity of up to 50% of training costs, on a first-come-first-serve basis.

  • Registration Information

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

Contact Christine VanDerwill at Climate Smart for further details.