Next phase of TowerWise program set to show path to deep building energy efficiency

By |December 14th, 2017|

TAF is launching the next phase of its TowerWise retrofit program. It will include four demonstration sites with different building types, demographics, and ownership structures in Toronto and Hamilton, representing the broader multi-residential sector – including social housing.

Toronto amps up climate leadership with new construction standards

By |October 13th, 2017|

Committee approval for the new Toronto Green Standard, co-developed by TAF together with the City, is a major step forward on the path to near-zero emissions construction. A key element of the TransformTO climate plan, the new standard will reach City Council in November.

The Atmospheric Fund VP Tim Stoate appointed to new Green Ontario Fund Board

By |August 30th, 2017|

TAF welcomes the appointment of its VP for Impact Investing Tim Stoate to the board of the newly-formed Green Ontario Fund. The fund will help reduce energy costs for homeowners and businesses while reducing Ontario's carbon emissions.

Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets

By |August 29th, 2017|

Governments at all levels in Canada are moving toward requiring new buildings to be low-carbon and energy-efficient. But Canada still lacks a comprehensive strategy to achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions from existing buildings. Read the joint media release by Pembina Institute and The Atmospheric Fund.

Toronto renews climate leadership with unanimous TransformTO vote; collaboration key for plan’s success

By |July 4th, 2017|

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), project co-lead for TransformTO, welcomes City Council's unanimous approval of the ambitious climate plan. We now call on the provincial and federal governments to help us refine, fund, and implement it.

New study shows high potential for EV Uptake in Toronto region, but few drivers know about purchase incentives

By |May 30th, 2017|

A newly released study of almost 1,200 drivers in the GTHA shows that a set of misconceptions prevent gasoline-powered car drivers from switching to electric vehicles (EVs).

Financing for energy efficiency retrofits a key Infrastructure Bank opportunity

By |March 21st, 2017|

The nascent Canadian Infrastructure Bank is a golden opportunity to invest in energy efficiency on a large scale. By scaling up retrofits and reducing energy waste across Canada, the CIB would yield a financial and environmental Return on Investment.

Microtransit key to reducing climate pollution from cars

By |December 5th, 2016|

A fast-growing trend called “microtransit”, which includes ride-sharing services, could cut carbon emissions from personal transportation in the GTHA by six per cent, a new TAF-commissioned study found.

Toronto climate action goes regional with provincial boost

By |October 25th, 2016|

The Ontario government is adding $17 million in endowment funding that will expand Toronto’s climate agency. The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) will now serve the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Ontario Climate Change Action Plan to benefit Toronto’s social housing

By |June 8th, 2016|

Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan will include $900 million for energy efficiency retrofits in social housing and private apartments. TAF and TCHC welcome the investment as it will improve living conditions for residents, reduce emissions, and lower utility costs for social housing providers.