The Conservation team helps lead Toronto Community Housing to a more sustainable future.

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    What does the Conservation team do?

    Toronto Community Housing is the second-largest social housing provider in North America and one of the largest employers in Toronto. This puts us in a unique position to help support the City's climate change goals. Established in 2020, our Conservation team helps lead the organization to a more sustainable future. The Conservation team focuses on:

    Staff education

    • Ongoing learning and educational sessions
    • Checklists for responding to tenants' utility-related complaints
    • Building utility reports

    Tenant education

    • In-suite electricity use and monitoring and education
    • Thermostat use education
    • Community-specific programming

    Green Office

    • Green office performance ratings for tenant service hubs and TCHC offices
    • Collaborate with vendors to promote the purchase of eco-friendly office supplies
    • Green office educational programs

    Waste Program

    • Illegal dumping monitoring
    • Create a standard of procedures for the waste management program
    • Waste enclosure signage
    • Waste kits distributed to tenants
    • Sharps disposal program

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    To foster a culture of conservation at Toronto Community Housing, the Conservation team is implementing several initiatives and programs. 
    These initiatives and programs will help:  

    • Toronto Community Housing meets its commitment to reduce energy consumption by 25 per cent by 2028 
    • Support the organization in water consumption, electricity, natural gas and waste reduction 
    • Educate tenants and staff on behaviors that will improve tenants' quality of life while also decreasing utility consumption  
    • Educate tenants and staff about how to utilize new energy-efficient equipment and capital upgrades 
    • Ensure all tenant-facing capital investment measures include conservation education and training opportunities 
    • Limit savings erosion of capital investments through training and education 
    • Engage tenants in incorporating conservation into the community

    Looking for tips on how to make more sustainable choices at home and in your community? Explore educational guides, watch videos and more.

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