Getting to Low Carbon Buildings: The New TGS & Zero Carbon Standard

Date: June 13, 2017 
Time: 7:30-9:30AM 
Location: Territories Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St West, Toronto, ON (Map)


7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
8:00 – Speaker Presentations
9:00 – Networking


Across Canada, policies and programs that focus on reducing carbon emissions from the building sector are being advanced. This breakfast session spoke to what we doing to champion the move to lower-carbon buildings and support Canada’s efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.

During this session, guests heard Lisa King present an overview of the two-phase study undertaken by the City of Toronto and The Atmospheric Fund to develop Toronto's new Zero Emissions Buildings Framework which sets out a performance pathway to near zero emissions by 2030 for Toronto's major building types. The presentation focused on energy, resilience, GHG and cost benefits of high performance buildings and updates to the Toronto Green Standard.

Mark Hutchinson introduced CaGBC’s new Zero Carbon Building program, the first of its kind to make carbon reductions the key indicator for building performance. Designed to be broadly applicable, the program focuses on annual verification of emissions while including targeted design criteria for new construction.


Lisa King, M.A. City Planning, City of Toronto

Mark Hutchinson, Vice President, Green Building Programs, Canada Green Building Council 

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