Business Insider: ecobee donates over 700 thermostats to Toronto Community Housing to improve sustainability and resident comfort

By |January 24th, 2018|

TAF teamed up with ecobee on the TowerWise program to improve resident comfort, reduce emissions, and identify best practices in retrofits across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The newly installed smart thermostats make intelligent heating and cooling decisions to reduce energy waste and offer real-time insights to identify other opportunities for future improvements.

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.

COMPASS: Better buildings through streamlined energy reporting and benchmarking

By |October 15th, 2017|

Energy modelling helps gauge and improve a building’s energy performance before it’s actually built. TAF recently supported the development of a new tool that will help compare and share such energy modelling data across Ontario.

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.

TransformTO Steps: Toronto moves towards Zero Emissions Buildings

By |October 10th, 2017|

As Toronto continues to grow quickly, we need to get emissions from new construction under control if we want to reach our 2050 climate target. That’s Council approval for the Toronto Green Standard 3.0 for new buildings is such an important step.

No buildings left behind: A near-zero emissions future for Canada’s existing buildings

By |October 6th, 2017|

Canada has to include existing buildings in its transition to a low-carbon future. Research from The Atmospheric Fund and the Pembina Institute outlines a comprehensive national strategy to make our existing building stock energy efficient.

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.

Policy Options: Governments need to act on energy-efficient buildings shift

By |September 7th, 2017|

The shift to ultra-energy-efficient and low-carbon homes and buildings will help Canada reach its 2030 climate target under the Paris Agreement as well as its longer-term decarbonization goals. It will also reduce energy costs for Canadians, TAF CEO Julia Langer and Pembina Institute's Director of Buildings and Urban Solutions Karen Tam Wu emphasize in their submission to Policy Options.