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.

Canadian Press: Resale homes should carry energy use label by 2019 – environmental groups

By |August 16th, 2017|

Ten organizations, including the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance and The Atmospheric Fund, want the federal government to implement nearly two dozen policies to cut energy use in commercial and residential buildings - including energy labelling for homes on the market.

Let’s get it right – Ontario’s energy reporting and benchmarking policy

By |April 1st, 2016|

The Ontario government is proving its commitment to large building energy reporting and benchmarking.  Following closely on the heels of the enabling legislation, the Ontario government has proposed draft regulations for its province-wide large building energy and water benchmarking and reporting (EWRB) policy.  TAF […]

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TAF explores low carbon policy approaches

By |April 27th, 2015|

On the heels of recent Provincial policy announcements, TAF reviews the key policies to address climate issues at the local level, including carbon pricing and transit funding.

If you can’t show the savings from energy retrofits, did they happen?

By |June 28th, 2012|

The importance of monitoring and verification (aka M & V) has been highlighted in the recent City of Toronto Auditor General’s report looking at results of energy efficiency retrofits in 89 arenas completed in 2007 at the cost of $9.9M.  The project was designed […]

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