- Quantify. Develop and disseminate a better understanding of District-wide energy consumption, water consumption and greenhousegas emissions to inform more strategic program development, better policy and more meaningful stakeholder outreach.
- Connect. Act as a catalyst, connector and advisor to accelerate the adoption of best practices, conservation program participation and knowledge transfer within the District.
- Collaborate. Convene key stakeholders in the local building sector to help create a more effective building conservation community across all building types in the District.
- Mobilize. Work with District stakeholders to identify systemic barriers to conservation and provide platforms and tools for collective action to overcome them.
To meet Toronto’s GHG-reduction goals, we need significant sector-wide reductions in energy and water consumption and reductions in transportation emissions. The targets for District average reductions are
A defined District creates a sense of identity and allows for recognition of the community for its efficient practices, sound economic investments and market leadership.
2030 District participants understand that by working collectively toward the 2030 District goals they are improving their own assets, and their neighbours’, as well as increasing the entire District’s value in the eyes of the community, tenants and investors.
A District approach recognizes that every property is unique and that each may contribute to the overall goals in its own unique way.
District-scale thinking and aggregated goals also allow for broader support for discussions of shared infrastructure, policy, and programs that meet the needs of the building community in the heart of Canada’s largest city.
The Ontario Association of Architects: www.oaa.on.ca
Sustainable Buildings Canada: www.sbcanada.org
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Toronto 2030 District
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