Jimmy Lu

About Jimmy Lu

Jimmy Lu is TAF’s GHG Quantification Manager.

New TAF research reveals carbon impact of electricity conservation

By |August 24th, 2017|

Quantifying the emissions impact of electricity consumption - and conservation efforts - is crucial for planning climate actions, whether it's a government policy or upgrades and behaviour shifts at home. TAF's latest research greatly improves such quantifications.

ABCs of GHGs: Are we underestimating the impact of electricity conservation?

By |January 10th, 2017|

In order to decide which GHG reduction strategies to pursue, TAF looks at the quantity of reductions each approach has the potential to achieve. Central to these calculations are the emission factors – i.e. how much carbon is associated with each unit of energy […]

ABCs of counting GHGs: Will EVs impact our emissions?

By |May 26th, 2016|

In the first installment of our GHG quantification series, ABCs of Counting GHGs, we looked at different scenarios of mandating net zero buildings.  Now we’ll take a look at how electric vehicles (EVs) can help us achieve Ontario’s ambitious emissions reductions targets, recently legislated […]

ABCs of counting GHGs: Net zero buildings

By |March 16th, 2016|

When you’re in the business of carbon reduction, how do you come up with the data to account for the actual amount of emissions released into or reduced from the atmosphere?  TAF follows a complex greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification process every time we evaluate […]

Greener Design Through BIM

By |December 19th, 2013|

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a leap from construction drawings and Computer Aided Design (CAD). It goes beyond just giving you an idea of which beam goes where and how large the windows will be. BIM is being used to integrate design between multiple […]

Eight Things I Learned from PM Expo

By |December 9th, 2013|

I recently attended PM Expo 2013 which runs concurrently with the National Green Building Expo and a handful of other conferences.

The three day show covers a multitude of topics ranging from energy efficiency products, project management and risk management. Here are just some of the […]

The Next Evolution of Sustainable Transportation

By |October 29th, 2013|

The World Solar Challenge is a biannual competition that tests the limits of sustainable transportation. It’s a multi-day, 3,000 km race between 42 teams from across the world. I recently joined the University of Toronto’s Blue Sky Solar Racing team to document this adventure […]

Electrifying an app-etite for change

By |September 16th, 2013|

On September 7 and 8, MaRS brought together over a hundred participants in its inaugural energy hackathon. The event’s goal was to create apps that leveraged Green Button data to educate, engage, and encourage users to save energy.

The winning app, Barkly, was created by Mariusz […]

First out of the gate: Robert Cooke proves the ESPA has legs

By |August 30th, 2013|

By Ross Powell

Robert Cooke Co-op is one of the first projects being completed under our new and innovative Energy Savings Performance Agreement (ESPA). Construction on Robert Cooke Co-op’s energy efficiency retrofit commenced  in early August, starting with  the in-suite measures (the residents asked us […]