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.

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.

Daily Commercial News: Low-carbon buildings shift requires all governments to step up

By |September 7th, 2017|

Eight months after the adoption of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change it's time to pursue some of the lowest cost, most rapidly achievable ways to reduce carbon emissions - improving energy efficiency in buildings.

The Atmospheric Fund VP Tim Stoate appointed to new Green Ontario Fund Board

By |August 30th, 2017|

TAF welcomes the appointment of its VP for Impact Investing Tim Stoate to the board of the newly-formed Green Ontario Fund. The fund will help reduce energy costs for homeowners and businesses while reducing Ontario's carbon emissions.

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.

Daily Commercial News: Social housing issues beginning to boil over, study finds

By |August 9th, 2017|

Almost 30 per cent of Toronto’s multi-unit residential building (MURBs) stock is social housing and many of those buildings are more than 50 years old and ripe for retrofit. TAF's TowerWise program shows how.

Green building summit pushes the envelope on net-zero carbon buildings

By |June 15th, 2017|

TAF's Building Research Manager Ekaterina Tzekova recently attended the CaGBC's annual conference in Vancouver. Here are her key takeaways. This year’s conference focused on actionable solutions to climate change and included the unveiling of the new Zero Carbon Building standard.