TransformTO: Here’s the blueprint to reach Toronto’s climate target

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Toronto shares an ambitious climate target with other world cities like London and Washington, D.C. – reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. But how do we get there? After more than two years, the TransformTO team – consisting of TAF, City staff, and independent […]

Resilient buildings – not just about adaptation

By |October 29th, 2014|

Earlier this month I attended the Green Building Festival put on by Sustainable Buildings Canada. It was a day packed with interesting presentations and discussions on the topic of urban resilience. While the day started with a reminder from Ontario Environment Commissioner Gordon Miller […]

From green buildings to green districts

By |October 10th, 2013|

Last Thursday October 3, I attended the 2013 Green Building Festival organized by Sustainable Buildings Canada. While there were far too many great presentations to summarize here, I’ve picked out a few highlights and themes to share with you.

Thinking beyond buildings

For a festival […]

Exploring the case for (more) District Energy in Toronto

By |June 21st, 2011|

No conversation about urban energy efficiency is complete without mentioning district energy. Toronto has the EnWave district heating and cooling systems downtown servicing dozens of large buildings. Markham’s district heating system is widely profiled and expanding. European examples abound and Vancouver has one in […]