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 […]

Breaking ground on gas absorption heat pumps

By |June 22nd, 2016|

By upgrading the way these two buildings provide hot water, we can help save 46 tonnes eCO2 every year.

Since the release of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, we’ve been hearing a lot about heat pumps and their potential to replace natural gas. TAF has […]

Solar EV station proves the power of local climate action at York U

By |December 2nd, 2015|

Guest blog post by Jose Etcheverry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University



As world leaders meet in Paris to negotiate solutions to climate change, what are communities doing on the ground to find practical local solutions to a global problem?

Fossil-fueled transportation is […]

Closing the loop – local geothermal heat pump performance

By |August 18th, 2015|

Homes and businesses in the Greater Toronto Area are experiencing deep energy savings by harvesting ground heat with geothermal heat pump (AKA geoexchange) systems. With energy savings of 30-70% and 20-95% for space heating and cooling respectively, it is no wonder this emerging technology is experiencing increased interest across Canada.

Canadians are “technology optimists”

By |January 21st, 2014|

“Our general default on technology is that it’s a good thing…we see technology as a way to eventually solve our problems related to health and the environment” says Nik Nanos, chairman of Nanos Research.  A late-November Nanos Research/Policy Options poll explored how Canadians perceive the […]