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Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) invites you to join a group of local businesses that are cutting costs by cutting carbon.

Generously sponsored by:

Vancouver International Airport

  • Overview

The Vancouver Airport Authority is committed to being a leader in sustainability and supporting a culture of engagement and connectivity – that’s why we are inviting Sea Island businesses to participate in Project Green YVR. One of our initiatives in 2018 is to continue the Climate Smart program, which helps businesses to improve their energy, water and waste footprints while reducing those associated costs. Climate Smart consists of small-group training sessions, expert one-on-one advising, and customized reporting and analysis.

This collaboration with Sea Island businesses will support targets and strategies established in YVR’s Environmental Management Plan including:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 33% over 2012 levels by 2020
  • Reduce water consumption by 30% over 2012 levels by 2020
  • Increase terminal waste diversion to 50% by 2020
  • Improve ecosystem health

Together with Climate Smart, YVR will help Sea Island businesses reduce their carbon footprint, waste emissions and water usage, while cutting costs. Through three half-day training sessions, Climate Smart’s 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 Climate Smart.

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 and water usage. 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


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.

Session 1: February 11, 2020
Session 2: March 10, 2020
Session 3: April 7, 2020, followed by a celebration lunch.

Vancouver Airport
Richmond, BC

Click here for a map and directions.

  • Registration Information

With generous support from Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), up to 10 Sea Island businesses have the opportunity to become Climate Smart certified for the first time at no cost, for a limited time only.

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

Contact Christine VanDerwill at Climate Smart for further details.
For questions directed at YVR, email