The Sustainable New Communities Program encourages and evaluates the sustainability performance of new development. It is a critical tool to facilitate and accelerate the delivery of complete communities that address the global climate emergency, as well as long-term economic, environmental, and social benefits for Brampton.
The Sustainable New Communities Program is a point-based system in which development proposals earn points for achieving specific criteria (metrics) organized around the categories of Built Environment, Mobility, Natural Environment & Open Space, and Infrastructure & Buildings. Proposal are required to achieve a minimum score (within the Bronze threshold).
Launched in 2015, a comprehensive update to the Program was recently approved, and will apply to new planning applications submitted as of July 1, 2022.
The Sustainable New Communities Program is a collaboration between the Cities of Brampton, Markham, Richmond Hill, and Vaughan.