Say YES to greener buildings
Send a letter to your city councillor to let them know you choose low-carbon, affordable, quality buildings.
Dear Councillor [Name – check your municipality’s website]
Buildings are responsible for 45% of the carbon emissions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. As we continue to grow, it is crucial to get emissions from new construction under control to meet our 2050 climate target.
Adopting strong, mandatory green development standards for new buildings is the most powerful climate action we can take to curb increasing emissions.
Mandatory energy efficiency performance standards are an opportunity for this municipality to reach our 2030 climate commitment. Stronger standards would contribute to our economic prosperity, environmental health, cultural vibrancy and social well-being. New buildings approved today will be part of our town for the next century. Building healthy, resilient, efficient buildings now is far more cost effective than retrofitting them down the road.
I/we strongly support our municipality adopting strong green development standards with mandatory energy performance targets as a key pathway to a healthy, net-zero future.
[Your Organization/ Your Name / Address]