Green Development Standards will bring environmental focus to new Aurora, Ontario builds
By Brock Weir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Auroran
As temperatures continue to rise, Green Development Standards will help ensure new builds and re-builds in Aurora are looked at through an environmental lens.
Following Council’s approval earlier this summer, the Green Development Standards (GDS) came into effect this month, embedding “environmental protection into the design and development process in Aurora.”
According to the Town, the GDS provides guidelines that will “help the Town evaluate development applications through the lens of sustainability and climate change, mitigation, and adaptation. It sets expectations for high-performing buildings, community connectivity, and promotes access to low or zero carbon transportation options through a series of requirements related to energy, ecology, water, complete communities, and building materials waste diversion.”