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Global Best Practices In Energy Policy & Zero Emissions Building Framework

As part of the Toronto Green Standard update and review, the City Planning Division in partnership with The Atmospheric Fund has undertaken a two-part study on global best practices in energy codes and standards and modelling for energy and GHG reduction targets to a 2030 zero emissions date. The consulting team included Integral Group, Morrison Hershfield and Provident Energy Management. The lead consultant Integral Group worked closely with the City’s expert advisory committee to develop robust and defensible targets and costing for five of the most commonly constructed building archetypes in Toronto. Together Tier 1 through 4 provides Toronto’s proposed pathway to zero emissions buildings.

For a copy of the full Global Best Practices in Energy Policy Study contact Lisa King at

Read the full Zero Emissions Building Framework final report

Toronto: LEED Supplement

Achieving the Toronto Green Standard contributes towards LEED certification. The Toronto LEED Supplement summarizes the similarities and differences between the Toronto Green Standard and LEED Canada NC 2009 rating system and notes documentation accepted by the City of Toronto. For a copy of the LEED supplement email

News Release –  New Performance Standards – January 11, 2018

News Release –  Reduce Emissions in Existing Buildings to Net Zero by 2050 – July 14, 2021

Urban Toronto – Toronto Green Standard: The Force Underlying TransformTO

Globe and Mail – Thinking Outside the Glass Box