Other Municipalities

The High Performance Development Standard is also referred to as a Green Development Standard by other municipalities and agencies in Ontario. These types of standards have been adopted by many municipalities across Ontario and have been found to be an effective tool in transforming the industry and building capacity to advance the sustainability and resiliency of new buildings. In development of the High Performance Development Standard staff have consulted with colleagues in other municipalities and tried to learn from and align with their best practices.

The table below provides a summary of similar standards across Ontario. In addition, the Clean Air Partnership funded through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities worked with eight municipalities across Ontario, including Ottawa, to develop a Green Standards Toolkit. This toolkit is a useful reference if you would like to learn more about Green Standards in general.

Municipality
Name
Adoption year
Toronto
Toronto Green Standard
2006
Mississauga, Vaughan, Brampton, Richmond Hill
Sustainability Performance Metrics
2018
Whitby
Whitby Green Standard
2020
Halton Hills
Green Development Standards
2014
East Gwillimbury
Thinking Green! Development Standards
2018
Durham
Resilient House Standard
Not yet adopted
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