The STEP Program –Toolkits – Water
Brochure for residents that gives quick and easy tips on how to save water, protect the home and the environment.
This website provides information on developing a water efficiency program and other water saving tips for businesses.
The City of Toronto has developed a comprehensive Water Efficiency Plan that allows the City to cost-effectively reduce current water use, water loss, and reduce wastewater flows.
Total Pages: 86
For more information about the City of Toronto's water efficiency programs, please contact:
Water Efficiency Programs
275 Merton St
Toronto, ON M4S 1A7
Tel: 416-392-7000 (General Inquiry Line)
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Simple steps to save water inside the home and out.
This study examines the Tower Renewal pilot sites and identifies options for effective stormwater management and run-off reduction for existing apartment properties.
Total pages: 47 (see Chapter 3 for possible strategies)
The Wet Weather Flow Management Guidelines provides a practical working aid in the review and approval of stormwater management plans for new development or redevelopment. It also identifies performance objectives for runoff from new development sites with respect to controls in peak flows, flood management, water quality and water balance (or annual runoff volume).
Total pages: 117, See Table 1 on pg 5, Appendix E1 and Appendix F
Toronto Green Standard: For mid to high-rise Development (buildings with 4 storeys or more)
The Toronto Green Standard (TGS) is a two-tier set of performance measures, with supporting guidelines, for sustainable site and building design for new development. Its purpose is to promote site and building designs that address air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, water quality and efficiency, solid waste and ecology.
Total pages: 20
This document has been developed by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) as a tool to help developers, consultants, municipalities and landowners understand and implement sustainable storm water planning and practices in the CVC and TRCA watersheds.
Total pages: 300, Chapter 4
The manual provides technical and procedural guidance for the planning, design and review of stormwater management practices. It is important that the manual be viewed as a tool for understanding the performance requirements of stormwater management projects and not as a rulebook for all stormwater management solutions.
Total pages: 21
The resource clarifies the method to determine the minimum flow rate of a WaterSense-labelled faucet or faucet accessory
Total pages: 3
The specification is designed to ensure both sustainable, efficient water use and a high level of user satisfaction with flushing performance.
Total pages: 14 (read pp. 1, 2, 6, 8)
This specification is designed to ensure sustainable, efficient water use and a high level of user satisfaction with showerhead performance.
Total pages: 11 (read pp. 1, 2, 4 – 8)
The Residential Clothes Washer Initiative: a case study of the contributions of a collaborative effort to transform a market
This report is intended to help the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and its members review the effects of the Residential Clothes Washer Initiative and identify CEE's contributions to increasing the availability and penetration of resource-efficient clothes washers in the North American market.
Total pages: 53 (read pages: 29 – 30)
This list is based on the 2011 CEE Residential Clothes Washer Specifications. The list is updated monthly. See the CEE website (www.cee1.org) for the most recent listing.
Total pages: 12
The Multi-Unit Residential Clothes Washer Replacement Pilot project was developed and administered by City of Toronto staff from the Works and Emergency Services Department and the Toronto Community Housing Corporation.
Total pages: 60 (read pages 4, 15-16)
This resource outlines strategies for reducing runoff volumes on apartment tower sites.
This backgrounder provides an introduction to green roof infrastructure and describes how to implement and market a green roof and includes three case studies.
Total pages: 22 (read pages 5, 9)
A case study of the conversion from 13-litre toilets to six-litre models to lower water bills.
A case study of the conversion from 13-litre toilets to six-litre models to lower water bills in a 20 story building.Back to top