Sustainable King: Green Development Standards

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The Sustainable King: Green Development Standards program has been developed to expand upon the Township's sustainability initiatives. The program establishes metrics that will be used to evaluate the sustainable performance of new development in King Township. The metrics established through this program represent the vision for the Township and the Township’s overarching goal of creating a sustainable, resilient and healthy community for all.

We thank everyone for their feedback and comments. All comments will be reviewed as we prepare the final draft.

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The Sustainable King: Green Development Standards program has been developed to expand upon the Township's sustainability initiatives. The program establishes metrics that will be used to evaluate the sustainable performance of new development in King Township. The metrics established through this program represent the vision for the Township and the Township’s overarching goal of creating a sustainable, resilient and healthy community for all.

We thank everyone for their feedback and comments. All comments will be reviewed as we prepare the final draft.

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    Carbon footprint definition Should it be clarified that the measurement does not include the full chain. E.g. account for fact that X% (??) of electricity in ON is not renewable but gas fired generators. Energy star definition Does this definition “hold” as ON building code changes. 1.6 water quality….nice! 2.3 healthy trees……does there need to be clarification of what is a healthy tree? Specifically to clarify that just because a tree is nearing end of life cycle it is still to be maintained. 2.4 street trees. I like the definition of size by identifying the amount of shade provided after 10 years. 2.7 landform conservation Wouldn’t it be Engineering to review? 3.2 exterior lighting What about simply reducing the number of lights. There seems to be a fashion now for a lot of lights below soffits of new houses. 3.3. energy management 1) I find this a tad confusing as there is also a section on alternative energy systems (1.1) 2) What is the value of developing a strategy? Implementation is required. 3.6 efficient car pooling # of spots with infrastructure for chargers is far too low. 4.2 universally accessible applicable to individual houses??

    Debbie S asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you very much for your questions. The definitions and programs will continue to be updated over time as the requirements of the Ontario Building Code and other policies and procedures change. Please see below for responses to each question:

    1.6 Thank you for your comment!

    2.3 Thank you for your comment. We will provide further clarification for the definition of a "healthy tree".

    2.4 Thank you for your comment!

    2.7 Thank you for your comment, we will add the Township's Engineering and Public Works Department as a "Department to Review".

    3.2 Thank you for this comment. At this time the Green Development Standards Program is  not intended to apply to single family residential developments. This comment will be noted should the Program be expanded in the future. We will review the benefits of reducing the number of lights for other types of development.

    3.3 There likely will be overlap between the metrics for Alternative Energy Systems and the Energy Management Plan. The Energy Management Plan metric is intended to be more comprehensive by providing opportunities for energy conservation and energy sharing to be incorporated. Implementation is currently noted as the "Level 2" metric, this will be further reviewed.

    3.6 Internal discussions have been had regarding this metric and modifications to the minimum target are proposed to increase the minimum requirements.

    4.2 At this time the Green Development Standards Program is not intended to apply to single family residential development so this metric will not be applicable.

    Thank you again for your comments, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or require any additional information.