Media advisory

Greening our buildings – Give us your thoughts on green building standards

City building | September 7, 2023

Do you think it’s important that the City works to make sure most new private buildings are energy efficient, don’t create a lot of pollution, and are good for the environment?  If so, don’t miss this opportunity to share your thoughts about Mississauga’s Green Development Standards (GDS).  You can comment on:

  • Performance and resilience: this includes lower energy costs, improved comfort, power during energy outages, and renewable energy use.
  • Climate impacts: including air quality, greenhouse gases and cool temperature materials.
  • Ecology and natural systems: includes tree health, green roofs, biodiversity, and bird-friendly designs.

Buildings are one of the biggest GHG emitters. If we build them better, they will be better for the planet and save everyone money.

Picture of a green roof on a sustainable building

Our Green Development Standards will help our community cut down on harmful emissions and better prepare for climate change impacts. GDS are mandatory and voluntary standards which help ensure new private buildings are good for everyone – nature, people, and our local economy. If you care about our environment, your well-being, and the future of our community, we want to hear from you.

Take part in our GDS survey, tell us your priorities and share your ideas. The survey will be open until October 4, 2023.

We need your help to make our city even better! It’s your city, have your say!

Visit Have Your Say to learn more.

Why are Green Development Standards important?

Extreme weather events and an ever-changing climate need action from many places, people and approaches.

Each of us can make a difference: every person, place and approach is part of the solution.

One of the tools in Mississauga’s toolbox for addressing the climate emergency declared by City Council is The Climate Action Plan that maps out what we need to do and how we need to act.

The good news is that through design, there are ways to significantly reduce emissions and prevent further damage from extreme weather events.  The Mississauga GDS are meant to help private developers when they are designing new residential and office space developments to lower the greenhouse gas emissions.


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