Toronto-based builder and developer The Daniels Corporation, has unveiled its decarbonization roadmap as it develops Brampton’s largest low-carbon, master-planned community.

The plan includes achieving near-zero, whole-life carbon emissions for all its communities which start development in 2026 and beyond- without the use of carbon or renewable energy credits.

“Internally, we just got to a point where we said, ‘we’ve in the past lead on this issue and maybe today, we’re not doing as much as we can to lead on this issue.’ ” Adam Molson, Daniels’ vice-president of rental communities and sustainability, explained. “So first, it was just how can we lead on this issue? What does even leading on this issue mean?

“It was clear to us that we have a unique opportunity as one of the larger developers in Toronto and in the country, and that our size and skill allows us to think about things a little bit differently, and that we hadn’t necessarily been taking full advantage of that.”

Since its founding in 1983, Daniels has built over 35,000 new homes across the Greater Toronto Area.

The first phase of the 19-acre Brampton community, known as MPV2, is under construction near the Mount Pleasant GO station in city’s northwest. The first occupants are scheduled for 2026.

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