Waterfront Toronto releases updated Green Building Requirements (V3), includes embodied carbon reporting

Version 3 of Waterfront Toronto’s Green Building Requirements have been released. They include an enhanced focus on low-carbon materials:

  • New buildings will be required to use more sustainable building materials, including 50% recycled metal in steel and rebar, low-carbon concrete (with 25% Supplementary Cementing Materials), or timber products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.
  • New buildings will also disclose their embodied carbon content, reflecting the emissions associated with the extraction, manufacturing and transportation of materials, and the construction of the building itself, using the Canada Green Building Council’s lifecycle analysis process.