Greening City Operations

Renewable Energy

Recognizing the economic, energy security, and environmental benefits renewable energy systems offer, the Toronto Renewable Energy Office supports the City in meeting its mandate of installing renewable energy systems on all City buildings, where feasible, by 2020. The City of Toronto has employed renewable energy technologies for over 20 years and has systems installed on over 50 City buildings and properties.

Renewable Energy Policy for City Buildings

At its meeting of July 16-19, 2013, City Council adopted an update to the Toronto Green Standard. Among the revisions is the requirement for all new City-owned buildings to generate at least five percent of total modeled energy use from renewable technologies.

For more information, see Toronto's Green Standard.