TAF CEO receives Ministerial Award for Environmental Excellence

By |July 6th, 2017|

Julia Langer, CEO of The Atmospheric Fund recently received the Ontario Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence. The award for the life-long environmentalist comes at the heels of last year's award for TAF's TowerWise project.

Province makes historic $17 Million Atmospheric Fund contribution

By |February 25th, 2016|

TAF reacts to the Ontario government's announcement to invest $17 million to expand the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) endowment as part of the 2016 provincial budget.

Pumping energy savings – global heat pump performance review

By |June 9th, 2015|

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.

Follow the leaders – de-carb your money

By |May 26th, 2015|

Big funds are acknowledging the risk of carbon-heavy investments - are you?

Launching Efficiency Capital Corp.

By |April 30th, 2015|

TAF launches a new energy efficiency finance company, Efficiency Capital Corp.

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.

New Toronto bylaw will reveal energy price tags in buildings

By |March 12th, 2015|

Mandatory energy benchmarking for buildings is a key policy for reducing GHG emissions. Toronto is seeking stakeholder input on a benchmarking bylaw.

TAF’s Secret Weapon

By |February 13th, 2015|

TAF's Volunteer Appreciation event.

Sharing TAF’s financing techniques with C40 Cities

By |December 11th, 2014|

I was recently invited to present to the C40 Finance & Economic Development Network to let them know about the finance innovation work being undertaken at TAF.

Climate Week: Solutions lie in the building sector

By |September 23rd, 2014|

This year marks the sixth anniversary of Climate Week, which got off to an extraordinary start with yesterday’s People’s Climate March. In New York City, where most of the climate action is taking place including the UN Climate Summit, more than 300,000 people took […]