Net Zero New Builds and Retrofits Sharings

Municipalities are advancing net-zero buildings. They are trying to determine what requirements and processes should be incorporated into net-zero building RFPs and what approaches, such as Integrated Design, provide value for advancing net-zero buildings. The below Guide identifies how municipalities are approaching alignment between their corporate energy plan and climate emergency declarations and GHG reductions targets.

City of Toronto Net Zero Case Studies

The City of Toronto, Perkins & Will provided a webinar on the design and tender process for the new Community Recreation Centre and Child Care located in Joyce Trimmer Park. The facility will be the City's first Net Zero Energy and Emissions Community Recreation Centre, and the first in Ontario aiming to achieve the CAGBC Zero Carbon Building Certification. Information includes an overview of the budget journey, and key recommendations for designing and tendering net-zero new builds from lessons learned.

City of Toronto North York Community Centre

The City of Toronto and MJMA, spoke to their feasibility and design about the award-winning design of the new City of Toronto Western North York Community Centre. The presentation highlighted design challenges and solutions, to help make this Canada's first net-zero energy aquatic facility.

City of Toronto Paramedic Station

The City of Toronto, DSAI, gh*3, CAGBC, delivered an informative session about the design of the new City of Toronto Paramedic Services Multifunction Paramedic Station at 330 Progress Avenue. Presenters highlighted the design challenges and solutions in meeting net-zero, CAGBC's Zero Carbon certification.

During the below webinar Barrie, Guelph and Markham shared their efforts on advancing net-zero buildings.

Corporate Energy Managers Network Webinar - July 2021

Dejan Skoric from City of Toronto spoke to the City's net zero buildings and the procurement framework they are using to advance net zero new builds and retrofits.

Additional Sharings

  • Grant Kozlik & Dejan Skoric, City of Toronto, Recoverable Debt
    Financing Model & Mount Dennis Net Zero Emission Building (PDF of Presentation)
  • Christian Tham, Middlesex Centre's Net Zero Energy Municipal Fire Hall (pdf of presentation)