2016

Ontario Association of Architects – $31,629
New Construction Energy Benchmarking Tool Development: Development of a tool that will automate the reporting and aggregation of data available in energy models, to inform the design processes of new buildings and enable the tracking and analysis of performance trends across all new buildings.

Environmental Defence – $300,000
Locking in Ontario’s Clean Economy: Provision of input into key aspects of Ontario’s climate plan implementation and creation of widespread support to ensure the plan’s successful long-term durability.

Pembina Institute – $188,800
Piloting a Neighbourhood Freight Forum in Toronto: Establishment of a Neighbourhood Freight Forum (NFF) with the Duke Heights Business Improvement Area, and application of learnings from this pilot to develop a framework for enabling NFFs across Toronto.

YMCA of Greater Toronto – $30,000
Embodied Carbon in Construction Materials: Performance of a life cycle analysis (LCA) on two YMCA developments to help inform lower-carbon material selection and to educate Toronto’s design community and building owners regarding the potential of LCA to lead to lower-carbon buildings.

Pembina Institute – $23,325
Strategic Planning for Tracks and Grids: Development of a strategy for reducing GHG emissions from the transportation sector.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – $244,715
Evaluating Low-Carbon Technologies and Best Practices in the Built Environment: Evaluation of up to four technologies which demonstrate a strong potential to reduce GHG emissions in Toronto.

Toronto Region Board of Trade – $30,000
TRBOT Energy Working Group Formation: Consideration of GHG emissions and targets in the context of the TRBOT’s work to secure a sustainable, secure, and affordable supply of energy for the Toronto region.

University of Toronto – $140,000
Quantifying Toronto’s Transportation GHG Emissions: Development of an accurate and up-to-date estimate of GHG and air pollution emissions related to road transportation, with a view towards assessing the possible policy and program options for reducing these emissions.

2015

Plug’n Drive – $70,000
Factors Shaping Electric Vehicle Ownership, Drive Patterns, and Behaviours: Research into the factors that drive the uptake of electric vehicles in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, and the development and promotion of evidence-based recommendations based on these factors.

Toronto Environmental Alliance – $99,823
Engaging Torontonians in Creating a Low-Carbon Future: Research into leading civic engagement methods from around the world and piloting of the most promising methods to create broad public support for low-carbon policies in Toronto.

City of Toronto – Environment and Energy Division – $100,000
Transform TO – Modelling a Low-Carbon Future:  Undertaking of integrated, long-range greenhouse gas scenario modelling to better understand how to achieve Toronto’s deep carbon reduction goals, and how these required actions interact with other city goals related to public health, prosperity, and social equity.

City of Toronto – Environment and Energy Division – $192,375
Energy Reporting and Benchmarking for Large Buildings: Support of activities related to the start-up and initial implementation of an Energy Reporting and Benchmarking requirement for large buildings in Toronto.

MaRS Cleantech – Advanced Energy Centre – $20,000
Developing Standards for Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Research into the feasibility of developing a Canadian version of existing US-based standards designed to increase investment in energy efficiency retrofit projects, drawing on the expertise and experience of the Investor Confidence Project.

2014

Evergreen – $90,000
Move the GTHA Phase II: Continued delivery of backbone resources to support a cross-sector collaboration which promotes the need for increased public investment in regional transportation infrastructure.

Evergreen – $20,000
Tower Renewal Showcase: Concept development proposal to develop costing scenarios and a detailed business case for using infill developments to finance tower retrofits.

Pembina Institute – $76,200
Location Efficient Development: Development of a strategy to promote location-efficient development in the Greater Toronto Area.

Environmental Defence – $300,000
Ontario and the Clean Economy: Development and implementation of a bold provincial climate change strategy to support Ontario’s 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Project Neutral – $15,000
Measuring and Strengthening the Impact of PN’s Neighbourhood Climate Action Model: Design of an evaluation strategy to assess the greenhouse gas impact of Project Neutral’s work and develop clear metrics to inform its future interventions.

2013

City of Toronto – Environment and Energy Division – $200,000
Live Green Toronto EcoEnergy Pilot: This three-year pilot will target 1,000 single-family homes and 100 multi-unit buildings to undertake energy retrofits using a new property-attached financing mechanism (Local Improvement Charges, or LIC) that will use a City-managed revolving loan fund to finance approved home retrofits with repayments made via property tax bills.

Toronto Centre for Active Transportation – $10,000
Dedicated Investment in Active Transportation: Preliminary research and outreach to consider ways to provide dedicated investment in active transportation infrastructure in the GTA.