Toronto amps up climate leadership with new construction standards

By |October 13th, 2017|

Committee approval for the new Toronto Green Standard, co-developed by TAF together with the City, is a major step forward on the path to near-zero emissions construction. A key element of the TransformTO climate plan, the new standard will reach City Council in November.

TransformTO Steps: Toronto moves towards Zero Emissions Buildings

By |October 10th, 2017|

As Toronto continues to grow quickly, we need to get emissions from new construction under control if we want to reach our 2050 climate target. That’s Council approval for the Toronto Green Standard 3.0 for new buildings is such an important step.

New guide for developers offers clear thinking on how to meet new Toronto Green Standard

By |March 6th, 2014|

Toronto is unique among Ontario municipalities in having its own energy and environmental standards for new construction under the Toronto Green Standard (TGS). The TGS first took effect in 2010, and an updated version was adopted by City Council last summer. The new and […]

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Proposed Toronto Green Standard Update a Step Backward for Energy Efficiency

By |June 18th, 2013|

In 2009, the City of Toronto took a leadership position when it adopted the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) for new construction. The TGS reversed a 30-year trend of worsening energy performance in new buildings, and influenced energy efficiency standards across Ontario. Since this policy […]

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The Glass Box and the Toronto Green Development Standard

By |April 2nd, 2013|

The plethora of high-rise condo developments sprouting up around Toronto is raising a growing number of questions, chief among them – are these buildings sustainable? Many of these buildings feature window-wall systems. Basically, while the floors and supports are made of good old […]