What is sustainability?

    The most commonly adopted definition of sustainability is, "meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs." (Brundtland Report, 1987). This means the actions we take must protect, restore and enhance our natural environment and promote high quality of life today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

    What is the purpose of the green development standards?

    To expand upon the Township's sustainability policies to establish a set of metrics with the purpose of evaluating the sustainable performance of new developments in King Township.

    Why is King Township developing green development standards?

    Green development standards were identified as a priority of the Township's Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), and of the Township's new Official Plan.

    Where do the green development standards apply?

    The green development standards will apply to every Site Plan application submitted to the Township, with the exception of Site Plan applications only for Oak Ridges Moraine Conformity Purposes.