For buildings that are greater than 2000 m² GFA, Tier 1 requires the submission of a Design Development Stage Energy Report prior to Site Plan Approval that demonstrates a minimum level of compliance in accordance with the Toronto Green Standard energy efficiency requirements. An As-Constructed Stage Energy Report is required for Tier 2 or higher levels of performance, based on Issued for Construction drawings and submitted prior to the completion of third-party verification of Tier 2 or better projects.

Planning applications submitted on or after May 1, 2018, must use Energy Efficiency Report Submission & Modelling Guidelines for the Toronto Green Standard Version 3 and report submission requirements. The City’s Environment & Energy Division will review the Energy Reports and determine if the buildings have been designed to achieve Toronto Green Standard energy requirements.

Appendices to the Guideline include Excel Workbooks must be requested from and submitted to the Energy and Environment Division as part of the Energy Modelling Report submission. Contact the Environment & Energy Division to discuss your project in more detail or request the Excel Workbooks.

Projects may be eligible for a financial incentive for the energy savings achieved in the fulfilment of the Toronto Green Standard requirements. The High Performance New Construction Program offers design assistance and substantial financial incentives for building owners and design decision makers who exceed the electricity efficiency specified in the Ontario Building Code.