Sustainable Biz Canada: TowerWise helps fund four Toronto multi-res energy retrofits

By |January 4th, 2018|

TAF is working with Natural Resources Canada and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to help fund energy retrofits in four Toronto and Hamilton multi-residential properties.

Mechanical Business: $9 million project to improve residential energy efficiency in Toronto and Hamilton

By |January 3rd, 2018|

TAF's TowerWise project demonstrates deep energy retrofits in multi-residential buildings, such as low-income housing, in Toronto and Hamilton. Energy efficiency in older buildings will reduce urban carbon emissions and help meet our TransformTO goals.

Construct Connect: Energy eff iciency a focus in next TowerWise phase

By |December 29th, 2017|

Across four demonstration sites, the new phase of TAF’s TowerWise retrofit project will show that deep energy savings of 40 per cent are financially and technically feasible - thanks to funding from IESO and Natural Resources Canada.

Ontario Construction Report: Next phase of TowerWise features $9 million energy efficiency models

By |December 21st, 2017|

Following the announcement of the new $9-million phase, Ontario Construction Report profiled TAF’s trailblazing TowerWise retrofit program, with new energy and emission targets that align closely with TransformTO.

The Energy Mix: TAF Aims for Deeper Carbon Cuts in Multi-Residential Buildings

By |December 17th, 2017|

TAF Low Carbon Buildings Manager Ekaterina Tzekova emphasizes how deep energy retrofits in the new TowerWise phase will result in economic, environmental, and social benefits.

CBC Here and Now: Ontario’s new ethanol plan is one step towards reducing transportation emissions

By |December 5th, 2017|

As part of its efforts to increase fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions from transportation, the Province of Ontario plans to double the amount of ethanol in gasoline by 2020. On CBC's Here and Now, The Atmospheric Fund CEO Julia Langer explains why this policy change could turn out to be a useful step in tackling Ontario's emissions and help achieve our TransformTO climate goals.

Toronto Star: TTC plans to buy first electric buses, targets emissions-free fleet by 2040

By |November 8th, 2017|

A report for the TTC board recommends buying 30 battery electric buses by 2019, at a cost of up to $50 million. Electrifying the city's transit fleet is a key part of the TransformTO climate plan, the article points out.

Toronto Star: Electric cars, bike lanes among ways to reduce Toronto’s air pollution – new report

By |October 27th, 2017|

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health estimates dirty air causes 1,300 premature deaths and says vehicle emissions are the reason. The report by Dr. Eileen de Villa calls for full funding for TransformTO - a recommendation adopted by the Board of Health.

Condominium Manager Magazine: Energy Retrofits – Lower Your Operating Costs Through Debt-Free Financing

By |October 1st, 2017|

Condominium Manager Magazine: TAF VP Tim Stoate explains how energy savings performance agreements (ESPA) for energy retrofits can help lower operating costs.

National Observer: Who hid the electric car?

By |September 12th, 2017|

Across the country, Canadians eager to buy an electric vehicle can't find one. That's why a number of organizations - including TAF - are promoting a new campaign called The goal: to get federal rules in place that give all Canadians a broad choice of EVs.