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TAF launches new Building Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator

By |May 29th, 2017|

Cities across Canada want to bring down carbon emissions from buildings. But what's the right policy mix to increase energy efficiency? The Building Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (BEE-Cal for short) gives municipal planners a nifty tool for policy planning around energy efficiency.

National Observer: Stamping out climate pollution in buildings – the challenge facing Canada’s cities

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Canada’s biggest city needs to up its game when it comes to stamping out carbon pollution from buildings, as the latest Stats Canada numbers show a continued increase in multi-residential buildings. National Observer quotes TAF CEO Julia Langer extensively in this article.

Financing for energy efficiency retrofits a key Infrastructure Bank opportunity

By |March 21st, 2017|

The nascent Canadian Infrastructure Bank is a golden opportunity to invest in energy efficiency on a large scale. By scaling up retrofits and reducing energy waste across Canada, the CIB would yield a financial and environmental Return on Investment.

Seven heat pumps perfect for Ontario homes

By |March 8th, 2017|

Heat pumps, the unsung hero of the energy world, are mechanical devices that can harvest renewable thermal energy for space heating and cooling. They’ve been identified globally as a key solution to building and retrofitting low-carbon buildings, and they help consumers save on energy […]

TransformTO Talks: Nurses speak up for carbon reduction and health

By |January 24th, 2017|

Kim Jarvi is Senior Economist in the Policy Department at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). His focus includes environmental, economic, and health policy. Kim sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  This is the fourth interview in our TransformTO […]

Carbon reduction = good health

By |June 29th, 2016|

Just a year ago, the Toronto Board of Health approved a report that promoted an active role for Toronto Public Health in responding to climate change. Part of this mandate included developing an understanding of how measures Toronto might take to reduce its carbon […]

New video for our TowerWise retrofit project

By |June 8th, 2016|

Around half of Toronto’s carbon emissions come from buildings. That means that improving energy efficiency is key to bringing down our city’s climate pollution. But not all buildings are created equal. A large part of Toronto’s population lives in over 2,000 high-rises that were […]

Ontario kick-starts climate action with $325M down payment

By |February 22nd, 2016|

Ontario’s Green Investment Fund is committing $325 million to projects that will reduce emissions, grow the economy and create jobs. In recent weeks, four major announcements have focussed on amping up investment in energy retrofits of homes and social housing, proliferating electric vehicles,  and sparking […]

FCM CEO explains how municipalities are leading climate solutions

By |February 16th, 2016|

Guest blog post by Brock Carlton, CEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Paris for the COP21 conference was the restrained optimism in the meeting rooms.  Sure, delegates were confident that a deal could be reached. But […]

Toronto Community Housing retrofits help residents and the climate

By |October 2nd, 2015|

TAF’s new $4.2 million TowerWise Retrofit Project will finance and implement energy efficiency upgrades in seven Toronto Community Housing buildings across Metro Toronto, Scarborough, Etobicoke, and North York. In addition to expected greenhouse gas reductions of 30%, the project will be complimented by a slew of other benefits.