ClimateWise Reporting Guide
ClimateWise offers five primary badges and one specialty badge for your business to earn. Each primary badge (Energy, Water, Waste, Transportation and Social Responsibility) offers a menu of strategies for your business to choose from. A strategy refers to a mixture of best management practices, actions, projects, innovative ideas, challenges and educational events. Strategies are divided into the following categories under each badge: Act, Educate and Plan, Quantify and Reduce and Innovate. They are mainly worth 1-3 points each, although a select group of strategies offer up to 10 points for projects that achieve significant greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. To earn a primary badge, you must claim a minimum of 8 points under the badge.
Click on the badges below for more information and resources.
Earning a Level
Your business can earn a level each year based on the total points you achieve across all of the badges.
- Silver: 10-24 total points
- Gold: 25-44 total points
- Platinum: 45+ total points
myClimateWise is the web portal where you report your data as a Partner. Login information will be sent to you once you complete the ClimateWise pledge.
The deadline to report and earn a level is January 31. If you are unable to obtain all your data by January 31, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work with you.
Guiding Principles of the ClimateWise Program
- Points should only be claimed for actions completed within the Growth Management Area of Fort Collins.
- Due to the wide variety of businesses within Fort Collins, ClimateWise recognizes that some businesses might not be able to implement a certain strategy exactly as written. The primary consideration when working to claim points should be to fulfill the intent of the strategy.
- To the fullest extent possible, employees of the business should be aware of involvement in the ClimateWise program. We encourage staff that work on ClimateWise to spread the word and share what badges have been earned with employees.
- For businesses that have multiple buildings within Fort Collins, points can be claimed if at least one building meets the intent of the strategy.
- Report as you go. As your business achieves strategies in the program, use myClimateWise to report and watch your points add up over the year.