The City has developed several programs reduce the environmental impact and costs associated with City operations, and support the achievement of key goals and targets, including Toronto’s greenhouse gas reduction target of 80% by 2050.
A program aimed to reduce the City's electricity consumption during periods of peak demand, which generates revenue and contributes to Toronto’s overall energy security and resilience.
The City has a number of programs and initiatives to reduce energy use in its facilities, improving energy resilience and managing costs.
Renewable energy technologies are required on City-owned buildings and facilities by 2020, where feasible, to support the City’s environmental, energy security, and economic goals.
Waste management initiatives at City-owned facilities divert waste from landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money.