Green Building

The City of Markham supports environmentally sustainable building technologies and materials that satisfy the Ontario Building Code. Green building features may include:

  • sustainable, durable and low maintenance building design and operation
  • energy and water efficiency
  • attention to indoor and outdoor air quality
  • use of recycling and conservation in building materials and products

Are you thinking of adding green building features into your home?

Building permits may be required.

The Building Code Act and Ontario Building Code control the construction of buildings in Ontario. Property owners must get a building permit before the installation of green building technologies. The Act also requires manufacturers, suppliers and retailers make sure that products comply with the standards prescribed by the building code.

Click the links below for information about permits for projects that bring together these green technologies.