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May 26 2022 Lecture /

TSA Technical Series: Toronto Green Standard Version 4

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Online via Zoom

$15 General Admission, Free for TSA Members using code in April 19 Bulletin

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A virtual lecture reviewing the Toronto Green Standard version 4, from what has changed to resources available and where to find them.

In July 2021, Toronto City Council adopted the updated Toronto Green Standard (TGS) Version 4, a critical component of the City’s efforts to address climate change by achieving zero emissions buildings by 2028 and meet the accelerated city-wide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by 2040. This new version will apply to all new development applications commencing May 1, 2022, with minimum Tier 1 requirements applying to all new development and Tier 2 and Tier 3 requirements applying to projects pursuing the TGS Development Charge Refund Program. TGS V4 includes key changes to requirements of GHG emission, embodied carbon, electric vehicles, water balance, ecology and more. 

But what exactly has changed and what is different between this version of TGS and version 3? Join us for this one hour online lecture as City Planning staff provides an overview of the latest version of the Toronto Green Standard including;

  • TGS overview: what it is? structure? history and achievements? 
  • TGS Version 4 update: what is changing  and timelines  
  • TGS implementation: new documentation and emerging best practices
  • Resources available and where to find them.

 

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About our Speakers

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

Lisa King is a Senior Policy Planner for the City of Toronto, City Planning Division. As a sustainability practitioner for over 25 years in the public and private sectors, Lisa has worked to integrate sustainability principles into land use and strategic planning policy and processes. She specializes in the areas of sustainable design, climate change, energy and resilience policy and standards. She has been central in the development and scaling up of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS), tiered sustainable performance measures for new construction and Toronto’s Zero Emissions Buildings Framework for which she was named to Canada’s Clean50 2018 for contributions to clean capitalism, and the recipient of the Canada Green Building Council’s Government Leadership award. She completed her graduate work in Environmental Studies at Antioch University Midwest, Ohio USA, with a focus on policy and community planning and has an undergraduate degree from Western University in London, Ontario.

Shayna Stott, M.Sc.Pl. City Planning, City of Toronto

Shayna Stott is a Policy Planner with 15 years of experience in the City of Toronto, City Planning Division. Her work centres on the city’s green building policies and regulatory tools implemented through the planning process. This work has included the development and implementation of the Toronto Green Standard and City of Toronto Green Roof Bylaw which was the first comprehensive bylaw requiring green roofs and governing their construction in North America. She is a member of the City of Toronto Green Streets Working Group focussed on the expansion of green infrastructure within public streets. She completed her graduate work in urb, Ohio USA, with a focus on policy and community planning and has an undergraduate degree from Western University in London, Ontario.

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About the Toronto Green Standard

First introduced in 2006, the Toronto Green Standard is Toronto’s sustainable design requirements for new private and City-owned developments. The Standard consists of tiers of performance measures with supporting guidelines that promote sustainable site and building design. Tier 1 of the Toronto Green Standard is required through the planning approval process. Tiers 2 to 4 are higher level voluntary standards associated with financial incentives and verified post construction.

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TSA MEMBERS: This event is free for TSA members using the discount code found in our April 19 e-bulletin! Not a member yet? Membership is open to everyone and you can join here (student memberships are free!).

OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

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This technical lecture is part of the Building, Technology, Science and Technology (B.E.S.T.) Series, bringing affordable, timely and relevant knowledge, skills and tools to the profession as we work together to address the climate crisis.