Sustainability Projects & Initiatives
DUKE Heights BIA Sustainability Office
At DUKE Heights BIA we are committed to helping our businesses to succeed in every way. Therefore, we have recently developed a Sustainability Office within our organization. The purpose of the DUKE Heights Sustainability Office is to help transform DUKE HEIGHTS BIA into a more ecologically sustainable business community and support the economic success of all our members.
Sustainability Projects and Initiatives
- Sustainability Survey: The Sustainability Office’s first project was a comprehensive Sustainability Survey completed in July 2016. Through this survey, we received a wealth of first-hand feedback about the ecological priorities and interests of our members. Please contact us if you also want to be interviewed about your Sustainability priorities.
- Green Doors Open 2016: Our first public DUKE Heights BIA Sustainability event was our participation in the upcoming Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) Green Energy Doors Open 2016 on Friday September 9, 2016.
- Street Beautification Projects: DUKE Heights also has several beautification projects slated for the next few years. For example, from 2015 we started tree planting along Chesswood Drive and Sheppard Ave W. We have also begun the planning stages for major beautification work on Finch Ave West with a large emphasis on new landscaping. The goal of these projects is to increase our overall greenspace in DUKE Heights and reduce the “Heat Island” effect, which can greatly impact power use in Summer months.
Be Sure to Check back with us in the coming months for more sustainability projects.