Green Your Home
Homes and buildings account for about half of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Toronto today, and waste accounts for more than 10 per cent.
To meet the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets in the TransformTO Climate Action Strategy, here’s what we need to do:
- By 2030, all new buildings will be built to produce near-zero GHG emissions.
- By 2050:
- 100 per cent of existing homes and buildings will have been retrofitted to improve energy performance by 40 per cent
- 95 per cent of waste will be diverted from landfill.
The following programs and incentives will help you do your part to #TransformTO.
Home Energy Loan Program
Thinking of renovating your home? Save energy, money and more with a low-interest loan from the City. Eligible improvements include energy-efficient furnaces, windows, doors and insulation.
Eco-Roof Incentive Program
Need a new roof? Incentives are available to help fund the installation of green roofs and cool roofs on Toronto’s homes and buildings. Eco-roofs can reduce your energy use, reduce stormwater runoff, cool the air and more.
High-rise Retrofit Improvement Support
Financing is available to help apartment building owners to undertake improvements that reduce energy and water consumption. Competitive rates and terms of up to 20 years are available.
Better Buildings Partnership
Through its Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), the City provides expertise, resources and financial assistance to help building owners, managers and developers create buildings with high energy performance and low environmental impact.
Recycling, Organics & Garbage
Solid Waste Management provides innovative waste management services to residents, businesses and visitors within the City of Toronto, creating environmental sustainability, promoting diversion and maintaining a clean city.
Clean Toronto Together
Join in on Toronto’s annual spring cleanup. Be a part of the thousands of residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups who help to remove litter and keep our city clean.
Trees are beautiful, and they contribute to a healthier, more livable city by:
- producing oxygen
- absorbing pollutants
- reducing stormwater runoff
- providing shade and cooling, which reduces energy use
- enhancing neighbourhood property values; and
- improving well-being.
The City aims to plant 120,000 trees in 2018 to support its goal of increasing Toronto’s the tree canopy coverage from 27 per cent to 40 per cent.
Here’s how you can help: