TAF, Toronto Community Housing launch $4.2 million TowerWise retrofit project

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Seven Toronto Community Housing buildings will see renewal through TAF's TowerWise energy efficiency retrofit program. Through equipment upgrades, energy and water use will be reduced, saving operating costs while increasing comfort and indoor air quality for residents.

New financing company set to invest $100M in energy efficiency

By |April 27th, 2015|

TAF has just launched its first for-profit social enterprise, Efficiency Capital Corporation. The new entity is dedicated to financing debt-free energy efficiency retrofits of large buildings for homeowners. The business model is based on TAF's innovative ESPA financing tool.

Making money by reducing emissions: The dual power of impact investment

By |October 29th, 2014|

Equipped with $27 million in dedicated endowment funding, TAF invests in a broad range of climate solutions to bring down Toronto's carbon emissions. Our media backgrounder highlights our recent investments and how they are paying off - both financially and through lower emissions.

First Green Condo Loan proves green buildings are profitable

By |May 28th, 2014|

Thanks to financing by TAF, the Nuvo II condo tower in Etobicoke was built with a slew of energy efficiency measures in place. The result: 41 per cent lower energy costs compared to its conventional sister building. Two years ahead of schedule, developer Tridel paid the Green Condo Loan back to TAF.

Politicians to tackle traffic woes

By |April 29th, 2014|

Aa majority of residents in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) say they are more likely to vote for politicians who support new, dedicated dollars to get us moving. The good news: politicians from across the region have taken a pledge to just that in office. CivicAction and Move the GTHA, of which TAF is a member, present the survey and pledge results in this news release.

Public support growing for investment in transportation infrastructure

By |April 11th, 2014|

Move the GTHA, a coalition of organizations from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area that includes TAF, has published a new survey. The result: residents across the region overwhelmingly want politicians to invest more in transportation infrastructure to reduce gridlock.

Energi develops first Canadian energy savings warranty

By |March 19th, 2014|

TAF is partnering with Energi, a leading provider of risk management and insurance programs for the energy industry, on an innovative new warranty for energy savings agreements. This enables TAF to conclude energy performance agreements to finance energy efficiency retrofits, for example with Robert Cooke Co-op.

It’s time for action on public transit

By |March 11th, 2014|

On the heels of new research by the Pembina Institute, Move the GTHA is putting pressure on regional politicians to make clear commitments to fund public transit. Instead of vague statements, residents across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area deserve concrete funding plans to reduce congestion and air pollution.

TAF recognized for role in shutting down coal plants

By |February 28th, 2014|

TAF recently got honoured by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance for its critical role in bringing about the Ontario coal phase-out. TAF supported the OCAA-led push to close the coal plants with eight grants totaling $400,00. The successful campaign led to the shutdown of all coal-fired plants in Ontario, savings millions of tons of carbon emissions and drastically improving air quality for Ontarians.

Toronto beats Kyoto greenhouse gas reduction target

By |May 6th, 2013|

According to a new report, Toronto's 2012 carbon emissions are now estimated at 23.2 million tonnes, down 15 per cent from 1990 levels. This is more than double the 6 per cent reduction target established by Toronto City Council in 2007, based on Canada’s target under the Kyoto Protocol.