Timeline: Started in 2014, updated in 2018.
Through Measuring Sustainability Performance of New Development, the City of Brampton is promoting a comprehensive approach to planning and designing sustainable communities.
The City of Brampton, in collaboration with the City of Vaughan and Town of Richmond Hill, developed the program to evaluate and score the environmental sustainability performance of new development applications.
It includes a menu of metrics that applicants can select from, with each metric worth a certain number of points. The metrics are organized into four categories encompassing the major elements of sustainable community development. There are three levels of sustainability performance, of which applicants must achieve a minimum threshold score to proceed through the application process.
With over 50 sustainability metrics, developers in Brampton now have a range of options to achieve Brampton’s sustainability thresholds.