Measuring the sun: new City project will inform future solar projects

By |October 18th, 2013|

Guest post by Joel Arthurs, Energy Management Analyst, City of Toronto

You may know that the City of Toronto is home to several solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, some of them receiving financial benefit from the Province of Ontario’s feed-in-tariff  program. Aside from earning revenues, these […]

Wood-framed buildings: a small building code change could have a big impact

By |July 11th, 2013|

Bill 13, An Act to Amend the Building Code Act, 1992, passed its first reading in the provincial legislature on February 27, 2013. This unassuming private member’s bill, introduced by Nipissing MPP Victor Fedeli, proposes changing Ontario’s Building code to allow wood-framed construction in […]

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.

Design first, talk later

By |January 12th, 2012|

I thought that I had pretty much already learned how to talk at about two years of age, but last night I started the journey anew during a workshop offered at the Ontario College of Art and Design – part of their twice-monthly Design […]

In Memoriam: Jack Layton

By |August 22nd, 2011|

This is an excerpt from a message that TAF’s former Executive Director, Philip Jessup, sent this morning to TAF staff, volunteers and friends. Phil and Jack worked closely together for many years making Jack’s vision for  a green, healthy and prosperous city a reality.

Jack Layton’s […]

What’s the next innovation for EVs?

By |July 8th, 2011|

While we’re at the beginning of the electric vehicle revolution, there’s already a great deal of activity planning the next phase of innovations to support EVs and their drivers. From commercial developers to academic researchers to backyard enthusiasts, many great minds are working to […]