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

By |January 19th, 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.

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.

Money on the table: Why investors miss out on the energy efficiency market

By |December 31st, 2017|

Energy efficiency retrofits in Canada represent a multi-billion dollar market opportunity, yet investment levels remain low. TAF's latest report identifies three market failures that hamper investment and maps out how to overcome them based on international best practices.

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.

Ontario Construction Report: Next phase of TowerWise features $9 million energy efficiency models

By |December 21st, 2017|

Following the announcement of the new $9-million phase, Ontario Construction Report profiled TAF’s trailblazing TowerWise retrofit program, with new energy and emission targets that align closely with TransformTO.

The Energy Mix: TAF Aims for Deeper Carbon Cuts in Multi-Residential Buildings

By |December 17th, 2017|

TAF Low Carbon Buildings Manager Ekaterina Tzekova emphasizes how deep energy retrofits in the new TowerWise phase will result in economic, environmental, and social benefits.

TowerWise: TAF launches new phase of energy retrofit program

By |December 14th, 2017|

We spend the vast majority of our time indoors, but we rarely make the connection between our activities and the fact that buildings are a major source of carbon emissions. We need to significantly improve the way existing buildings perform – and we need to do it quickly. TAF is doing just that with the next phase of its TowerWise retrofit program.

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

By |December 14th, 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.

Energy efficiency 101: Why do an energy retrofit?

By |December 8th, 2017|

Operating a building is costly – with energy costs usually being the largest variable expense building operators can influence. An energy efficiency retrofit is the best way to reduce these costs. But there are more benefits, our VP of Impact Investing Tim Stoate explains.