Item - 2017.PG18.3

Tracking Status

PG18.3 - Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 for Capital Projects

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on March 28 and 29, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council direct that the City's Agencies, Corporations and Divisions apply the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 Core performance measures to all new buildings and additions greater than 100 square metres GFA, where technically practical and financially feasible, commencing in 2018 with the ten year Capital Budget and Plan within all procurement processes.

 

2. City Council direct the City's Agencies, Corporations and Divisions to further aim to achieve a net-zero energy/emissions target for all new buildings and additions greater than 100 square metres GFA where technically practical and financially feasible commencing in 2018, with the ten year capital Budget and Plan within all procurement processes.

 

3. City Council direct the City's Agencies, Corporations and Divisions to engage a third party evaluator registered with the City of Toronto to certify that all new capital facilities have met the Tier 2 Core performance requirements.

 

4.  City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Corporate Officer, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation, to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the current practices and feasibility of applying the Green Building Standard for all City capital projects that do not require site plan approval.

Background Information (Committee)

(February 8, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Corporate Officer on Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 for Capital Projects
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-101311.pdf
(February 8, 2017) Attachment 2: Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 for City Agencies, Corporations and Divisions: New Buildings and Additions over 600m2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-101312.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(February 22, 2017) Letter from Andy Schonberger, Chair, Leadership Board and Hazel Farley, Regional Director, Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) (PG.New.PG18.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-67609.pdf
(February 22, 2017) Letter from Julia Langer, Chief Executive Officer, The Atmospheric Fund (PG.New.PG18.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-67572.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council amend Planning and Growth Committee Recommendation 1 by deleting the figure 600m2 and inserting the figure 100m2 so that it now reads as follows:

 

1. City Council direct that the City's Agencies, Corporations and Divisions apply the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 Core performance measures to all new buildings and additions greater than 100m2 GFA, where technically practical and financially feasible, commencing in 2018 with the ten year Capital Budget and Plan within all procurement processes.


1b - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Carried)

That City Council direct the City's Agencies, Corporations and Divisions to further aim to achieve a net-zero energy/emissions target for all new buildings and additions greater than 100m2 GFA where technically practical and financially feasible commencing in 2018, with the ten year capital Budget and Plan within all procurement processes.


2 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That City Council request the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Corporate Officer, in consultation with the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation to report to the Planning and Growth Management Committee on the current practices and feasibility of applying the Green Building Standard for all City capital projects that do not require site plan approval.


Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

PG18.3 - Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 for Capital Projects

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Planning and Growth Management Committee recommends that:

 

1. City Council direct that the City's Agencies, Corporations and Divisions apply the Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 Core performance measures to all new buildings and additions greater than 600m2 GFA, where technically practical and financially feasible, commencing in 2018 with the ten year Capital Budget and Plan within all procurement processes.

 

2. City Council direct the City's Agencies, Corporations and Divisions to engage a third party evaluator registered with the City of Toronto to certify that all new capital facilities have met the Tier 2 Core performance requirements.

Origin

(February 8, 2017) Report from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and Chief Corporate Officer

Summary

This report responds to a request from City Council to undertake a review of the potential application of Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) to all capital projects undertaken by the City's Agencies, Corporations and Divisions (ACDs). As a result of this review, this report recommends that the City's ACDs be directed to apply the TGS Tier 2 Core performance measures to all new buildings and additions greater than 600 m2 commencing with the 2018 ten-year Capital Budget.

 

Toronto is a recognized leader in sustainable development. Since 2010 all City ACDs have been required to meet the Tier 1 TGS performance measures for new capital projects plus additional requirements for green roofs, renewable energy and bird friendly. No other municipality in Ontario requires a minimum green standard for all new development or incents private developers who meet a higher level of performance.  Calgary, Vancouver and Montreal all require higher environmental performance standards similar to Tier 2 for buildings they own and operate.

 

Application of Tier 2 TGS performance measures to the City's own buildings will demonstrate Toronto's commitment to reducing green house gas emissions and continued leadership in green building and sustainable development. Application of Tier 2 will also reduce future operating costs with anticipated payback of 4 to 10 years.

Background Information

(February 8, 2017) Report and Attachment 1 from the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and the Chief Corporate Officer on Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 for Capital Projects
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-101311.pdf
(February 8, 2017) Attachment 2: Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 for City Agencies, Corporations and Divisions: New Buildings and Additions over 600m2
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/bgrd/backgroundfile-101312.pdf

Communications

(February 22, 2017) Letter from Andy Schonberger, Chair, Leadership Board and Hazel Farley, Regional Director, Greater Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) (PG.New.PG18.3.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-67609.pdf
(February 22, 2017) Letter from Julia Langer, Chief Executive Officer, The Atmospheric Fund (PG.New.PG18.3.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/pg/comm/communicationfile-67572.pdf

Motions

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council