Through the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), the City provides funding, expertise and support to improve the energy efficiency of Toronto’s residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Buildings and Climate Change

Homes and buildings generate about half of the greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto today.┬áTo reduce the worst impacts of climate change, the City of Toronto has a target to reduce GHG emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. To reach the target, all existing homes and buildings in Toronto will need to be 40 per cent more energy efficient, on average, than they are today.┬áLearn more about the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy.

To date, the BBP has facilitated more than 2,800 projects, resulting in 3.8 million MWh in energy savings and 690,000 fewer CO2 emissions.


Energy Efficiency Incentives

Incentives are available to help building owners and design decision-makers implement energy efficiency measures in new buildings or major renovation projects.

Energy Retrofit Loans

All buildings in Toronto can apply for a low-interest loan to fund energy retrofits.

Home Energy Loan Program

Through the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), Toronto homeowners can get a low-interest loan of up to $75,000 to cover the cost of a broad range of home energy improvements.

High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program

The High-Rise Retrofit Improvement Support Program (Hi-RIS) program makes low-cost financing available to apartment building owners to undertake a variety of building improvements.