TAF launches new Building Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator

May 29th, 2017 | By |

Cities across Canada want to bring down carbon emissions from buildings. But what's the right policy mix to increase energy efficiency? The Building Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (BEE-Cal for short) gives municipal planners a nifty tool for policy planning around energy efficiency.


We’re hiring: Building Environmental Researcher

May 3rd, 2017 | By |

Are you a researcher or engineer with a passion for climate action? Do you have a degree in engineering or applied science? Here's an exciting opportunity to join our TAF building energy efficiency research team.


TransformTO: Here’s the blueprint to reach Toronto’s climate target

May 2nd, 2017 | By |

Toronto shares an ambitious climate target with other world cities like London and Washington, D.C. – reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. But how do we get there? After more than two years, the TransformTO team – consisting of TAF, City staff, and independent […]


Collective impact: practitioners share their insights

April 28th, 2017 | By |

If the problem is big, think big – and bring together partners from different sectors. Complex problems like climate change require leadership from a diverse set of partners: from government leaders to community organizations and businesses. But how can we create a collective impact […]


Resilience in 2050: An interview with futurist Sanjay Khanna

April 4th, 2017 | By |

Sanjay Khanna is a futurist, speaker, and thought-leader who sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  This is the fifth interview in our TransformTO Talks series with multi-sectoral experts.


TAF: Can you tell us about your current work and interest in the topic […]


Financing the 21st century: How to follow the money in a low-carbon economy

March 22nd, 2017 | By |

In the lead up to the GLOBE Capital leadership summit, CEO Mike Gerbis reflects on the challenges and opportunities for investors in today’s low-carbon economy. For two decades Mike has advised Canadian corporations, institutions and government on how to create long-term value by addressing […]


Seven heat pumps perfect for Ontario homes

March 8th, 2017 | By |

Heat pumps, the unsung hero of the energy world, are mechanical devices that can harvest renewable thermal energy for space heating and cooling. They’ve been identified globally as a key solution to building and retrofitting low-carbon buildings, and they help consumers save on energy […]


Five principles for unlocking Ontario’s green bank success

February 22nd, 2017 | By |

When the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan landed last spring, a notable element was the commitment to establish an Ontario green bank to support deployment of low-carbon solutions. Since then, speculation has swirled: what role will it play? How will it be structured?  Why […]


Connecting the dots: carbon reduction and other public goods

February 15th, 2017 | By |

What if Toronto’s bankers, nurses, and social housing providers all agreed on the same pathway forward for the City? It’s difficult to imagine; working within an increasingly complex system, policy priorities are often in competition with one another. Cyclists and drivers compete for street […]


What single action could transform urban transportation in the GTA?

January 26th, 2017 | By |

What single action could transform urban transportation in the Toronto region?

That was a question posed yesterday morning to a panel assembled by the Transit Alliance focused on greening up Toronto.

As we continue to struggle with the seemingly unsolvable problems of transit funding, planning, and […]