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News release: October 3, 2023

The Centre for Community Energy Transformation receives a Canada Clean50 Top Project Award for 2024

BRAMPTON, ON (October 3, 2023) - The Centre for Community Energy Transformation (CCET) is a proud recipient of a Canada's Clean50 Top Project Award for 2024 that recognizes accelerated collaboration towards a job-rich, cleaner, healthier, innovation based low-carbon economy supporting all Canadians.

Project leaders from The Centre for Community Energy Transformation were amongst the 140 past and incoming Clean50 Honourees meeting this past Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Clean50 Summit 13.0" in Toronto, to spend a day amongst peers and colleagues tackling "critical sustainability challenges facing Canada" and vying for the title of "Top Sustainability Project of the Year".

About The Centre for Community Energy Transformation (CCET)

CCET is a community-based not-for-profit organization that will accelerate sustainable energy transformation, working collaboratively with partner municipalities in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, and Peel Region.

Born as a Brampton-based idea and with support from Sheridan College, Peel Region, the City of Mississauga, and the Town of Caledon, CCET has evolved into a region-wide organization that is able to scale quickly, reduce duplication across municipalities and collectively mobilize resources. As part of its support, Peel Region has contributed seed funding towards CCET to implement its mandate and help reach respective municipal community energy goals with an aim to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

CCET will also provide a centre for leadership, learning, and collective experience and act as a support system for residents and businesses - bringing in direct investment and creating jobs.

About Canada's Clean50 Top Project Award

Canada's Clean50 Top Project Awards are amongst the awards announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Canada's Clean50 organization, to recognize the best sustainability oriented projects completed in Canada over the prior two years. Projects are chosen based on a five "I"s criteria: Impactful, Innovative, Inspiring, Informative and readily Imitated. The Top Project of the year is then selected each year at the Clean50 Summit, from votes cast by both incoming and Alumni members of the Clean50.

About Delta Management Group / Canada's Clean50

Leading sustainability and clean tech, search firm Delta Management Group was founded in 2011 and remains the steward of the Canada's Clean50 awards. The awards were created to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders, 10-20 Emerging Leaders and Top Projects from every sector of Canadian endeavor. The firm also annually convenes the Clean50 Summit, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep human caused climate impacts below 1.5 degrees.

As a member of the core project team that strategized with municipal partners and Sheridan College to establish the Centre for Community Energy Transformation, I am extremely proud of contributing to the community vision for a region-wide organization focused on accelerating our collective response to the climate emergency.

Christine Tu, Director, Office of Climate Change and Energy Management, Peel Region

Our focus on accelerating home energy retrofits and district energy solutions will create jobs and invest in the local economy, as well as achieve carbon reduction targets set out by our municipal partners.

Tony Iacobelli, Executive Director, Centre for Community Energy Transformation

Delta's criteria in determining Project awards is to carefully consider a combination of actual measurable impact, demonstrated innovation, and the project's ability to inspire others to imitate it - and the Centre for Community Energy Transformation is a terrific example.

Gavin Pitchford, Chief Executive Officer, Delta Management

Media contact

Genevieve Ricciardella
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.