November 17, 2020
Attention Kingston property owners and builders: the City is seeking your feedback on a proposed Green Standard Community Improvement Plan (CIP). If implemented, this CIP would incentivize the construction of new low-impact buildings, and help the City achieve its target of net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040.
The Green Standard CIP would also support:
- Improved building performance, including greater comfort and health benefits for those using the buildings in the future.
- Reduced the impact on energy and water infrastructure.
- Stimulating economic opportunities associated with the products and services required to construct high performance buildings.
- A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)
“This program would offer financial incentives to builders and developers who are investing in measures to significantly reduce or eliminate GHG emissions from new buildings,” says Julie Salter-Keane, Manager, Climate Leadership Division.
These benefits align with Council’s commitment to “Demonstrate Leadership on Climate Action” and to “Strengthen Economic Development Opportunities” as outlined in Kingston’s Strategic Plan (2019-2022).
Get Involved: learn more, submit your feedback, and RSVP!
- Learn more about the Green Standard Community Improvement Plan and provide input by Dec. 1.
- Attend a virtual public meeting on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m., where City staff will provide an overview of the proposed plan and take your questions. Register now.