Partner Initiatives

The Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) is a multi-agency program, led by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). The program was developed to provide the data and analytical tools necessary to support broader implementation of sustainable technologies and practices within a Canadian context. Technologies evaluated under STEP are not limited to physical structures; they may also include preventative measures, alternative urban site designs, and innovative practices that help create more sustainable and livable communities.

Our Chapter is a proud partner of Race to Reduce, a cutting-edge initiative of Greening Greater Toronto, where tenants and major office landlords collaborate to improve air quality and reduce energy use.

This four-year race challenges participants to reduce total energy use by 10% in the Toronto region by 2014. In keeping with their vision, Race to Reduce stresses collaboration, action and innovation. The challenge is easy to join, simple to manage, and landlord and tenant efforts are recognized with annual awards celebrating successes in a range of categories, including participation and performance. Learn more and join the race!