Performance measures to divert waste going to landfill and use sustainable building materials.
Multi-Residential Curbside with 9-30 units: Provide a shared access central waste collection and waste diversion space that is within 100 m of each unit, and located either on the ground floor or one level below grade. The space must also be as equally convenient for the disposal of garbage, recycling, and organics.1,2
Provide a ventilated internal space, external to the living area and on private property, for the storage of separated recycling, organics, and garbage generated between collections. Materials must be consistent with the City of Toronto’s waste diversion programs. Minimum floor space requirements are as follows:
Provide separated cabinet space in all kitchen suites for segregated collection of: recyclables, organics, and garbage.3
(Refer to Specifications & Resources 1,2,3,4,5,6)
1) Maintain existing structural elements (walls, floors, roofs, and envelope):
Maintain the existing building structure (including floor and roof decking) and envelope (the exterior skin and framing, excluding window assemblies and non-structural roofing materials) for at least 30% of the project completed floor area.
2) Maintain interior non-structural elements
Use existing interior non-structural elements (e.g. interior walls, doors, floor coverings and ceiling systems) for at least 30% of the project completed floor area, including additions.
Low Embodied Emissions Materials
Conduct an Upfront Embodied Carbon Assessment for the structure and envelope in accordance with GHG 3.1.
Ensure at least 25% (by cost) of the total value of permanently installed building products meet the requirements for at least two of the responsible extraction criteria identified below. 1,2,3
Manage construction and demolition waste in accordance with O. Reg. 103/94, as amended: Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Source Separation Programs. 1,2
(Refer to Specifications & Resources 3,4,5)
Waste Management Plan and Report: All projects must develop and implement a construction and demolition waste management plan and divert at least 75% of the total construction and demolition material from landfill: diverted materials must include at least four material streams.
Generate less than 100 kg/m2 of construction and demolition waste through reuse and source reduction design strategies. Salvage or recycle renovation and demolition debris and utilize waste minimizing design strategies for new construction elements. Track all materials generated by the project from start of construction through project completion to determine the project’s total waste generation. Include all waste and diverted materials in the calculation of total project waste. Exclude hazardous materials and land-clearing debris from calculations.