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. To 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. Learn more about the City’s TransformTO Climate Action Strategy.

To date, the BBP has facilitated more than 2,600 projects, resulting in over 4.6 million MWh in energy savings and eliminating the equivalent of 810,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

 

Energy & Water Reporting and Benchmarking

Information on the new regulation designed to help building owners and managers improve their building's energy and water efficiency.

Energy Retrofit Loans

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

Better Buildings Navigation & Support Services

A service that helps building owners, operators and property managers navigate the process of improving the energy efficiency of their buildings.

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.

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.