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 […]
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 […]
City Council has just committed to implementing an Energy Reporting and Benchmarking policy for large buildings, a long-awaited victory for one of TAF’s key policy initiatives. Energy reporting and benchmarking is high on the list of strategies to reduce urban emissions, as 37% of […]
Heating homes and buildings account for over one third of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from natural gas-burning furnaces and boilers. Achieving Toronto’s 2050 climate targets will require transitioning from natural gas to cleaner technologies, which has motivated TAF to explore the performance of heat pumps.
Mandatory energy benchmarking for buildings is a key policy for reducing GHG emissions. Toronto is seeking stakeholder input on a benchmarking bylaw.
On December 22, 2014, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) quietly issued a new regulatory framework to govern natural gas
Our summer intern, Nicole Langballe, wrote this guest blog about her time with us at TAF. Nicole is now a graduate student in the engineering program at University of Toronto.
I just concluded my six-week internship with Toronto Atmospheric Fund before heading back to school this […]