Tower Renewal is a program to drive broad environmental, social, economic, and cultural change by improving Toronto's concrete apartment towers and the neighbourhoods that surround them.
Financing Available! City Council approved a pilot program to support residential property owners in undertaking energy efficiency & water conservation improvements. A $10 million envelope is available for qualifying multi-residential properties over the 3 year pilot. Program information including a sample of the Property Owner Agreement (PDF) and Program application forms are now available.
This study follows over 40 buildings participating in the STEP Program to document the benefits of aspects of the STEP program, including on-site assessment, building performance analysis (using utility data) and benchmarking. The report tracks what building owners and managers learn about their buildings and shows how STEP can be used to improve building performance.
This report covers the seven steps in the project: the selection of 10 field test buildings, stakeholder engagement, review of existing conditions, identification and review of strategic options, implementation & monitoring of strategies, post-implementation review and analysis and developing a waste diversion plan.
On a budget of only $2,000 per building, the City of Toronto demonstrates that with adequate promotion and education and incremental infrastructure changes, residents can recycle effectively.
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The Toronto Directory of Green Building Products and Services is now available online as a PDF. A joint project between the Tower Renewal Office and Economic Development & Culture, this directory of Toronto-area firms provides a foundation of information that can be used when designing and undertaking building renewal projects.