New in Homes: Five ways TransformTO will change the building industry
10/2017 - Changing the way we build and operate our buildings is a big part of decreasing carbon emissions under the TransformTO climate plan. The key reason behind this is that Toronto's buildings account for a whopping 53 per cent of our emissions. TransformTO outlines strategies for both existing buildings and new construction.
TransformTO Steps: Toronto moves towards Zero Emissions Buildings
10/2017 - 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.
Net-Zero Toronto Laneway Housing Concept Wins International Design Competition
9/2017 - Climate innovation made in Toronto: Students from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto recently took the grand prize at the U.S. Department of Energy’s fourth annual Race to Zero Design Competition — with a design for a net-zero laneway house.
Toronto Star: City council unanimously passes TransformTO climate plan
7/2017 - The Toronto Star reports on the momentous City Council decision that renews Toronto's climate leadership. The Council vote comes after over two years of consultations, in-depth modelling, and expert input, co-led by TAF and City staff.
Toronto renews climate leadership with unanimous TransformTO vote; collaboration key for plan’s success
7/2017 - The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), project co-lead for TransformTO, welcomes City Council's unanimous approval of the ambitious climate plan. We now call on the provincial and federal governments to help us refine, fund, and implement it.
InsideToronto: Ambitious climate change plan gets approval from Parks Committee
5/2017 - Toronto’s Parks and Environment Committee has recommended going ahead with an ambitious climate change plan that would cut the carbon footprint of public housing, transportation and new development by 2050, Metroland Media reports (InsideToronto).
Toronto Star: Councillors’ plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions will create more walkable and transit-focused communities
5/2017 - TransformTO has received approval from the City's Park and Environment Committee. Jim Baxter, Director of the City's Environment and Energy department, walks the Star through the plan to get carbon emissions to 80 per cent below 1990 levels by the year 2050.