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.
The Tower Renewal Office is looking for a consultant to undertake building performance analysis and benchmarking for buildings participating in the STEP program. A voluntary information meeting will be held on December 2 at City Hall and the RFP closing date is December 12, 2013. To access the RFP document and details for the information meeting, click here.
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.
Financing Available! City Council approved a pilot program to support residential property owners in undertaking energy & water efficiency improvements. City staff is finalizing the program design. Expected to launch in late 2013. The multi-residential stream of the program has a funding envelope of $10 million over the 3 year pilot for qualifying rental apartment buildings
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.