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ZeroHouse: A made-in-Toronto net zero housing solution

January 19, 2018

How can we reduce emissions from new residential buildings while addressing the housing shortage in the GTHA, especially the gap between high-rises and detached homes? The ZeroHouse, co-developed by Ryerson University students and the Endeavour Centre, shows how to address both issues.

TransformTO: Full funding is critical for climate action

Toronto City Hall

January 10, 2018

When it comes to meeting Toronto’s climate targets, words are not enough. We need to invest to achieve our goals, starting now. That’s why the Council decision on the TransformTO 2018 operating budget is so important. Read TAF's letter to the City's Budget Committee.

Picture2050: Today’s photos can show us our future city

January 5, 2018

To create something, you must first be able to picture it. Such visions often sprout from a seed that already exists; something you would like to see grow and expand to reach its potential. This is very much the idea behind the current #Picture2050 photo contest that's inspired by the TransformTO climate plan for Toronto.

TAF in the Media

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

January 4, 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

January 3, 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

December 29, 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.

Media Releases

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

December 14, 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

Urban construction

October 13, 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

August 30, 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.

TAF E-News Archive

80×50 E-News January, 2018

January 11, 2018

From full funding for TransformTO to community benefits, 2018 will be a critical year for climate action in the GTHA. Our January e-news also includes a new TAF report on financing barriers for energy efficiency retrofits and our joint submission on Metrolinx's draft Regional Transportation Plan.

80×50 E-News December, 2017

December 19, 2017

We conclude the year on a high note with the launch of the next phase of the TowerWise retrofit program. Other highlights include TAF's regional outreach and engagement activities, a new GreenON program for home retrofits, and more news on the growing shift to electric vehicles.

80×50 E-News November, 2017

November 14, 2017

There's plenty of news on TransformTO: Toronto's Board of Health calls for full funding for the plan to tackle air pollution, TAF and the City share a prestigious award for the climate change plan, and an exciting TransformTO-inspired photo contest kicks off.

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