Financing Energy Efficiency: 3 buildings, 3 solutions

By |April 23rd, 2012|

With over 50% of Toronto’s GHG emissions resulting from energy-use in buildings, financing energy efficiency in the built environment has become one of TAF’s core priorities. While capital costs are sited as the number one barrier to energy efficient buildings, there are financial solutions […]

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CMHC Launches Condo Energy Efficiency Loan Insurance

By |January 30th, 2012|

A well planned energy efficiency retrofit will pay for itself. That’s why the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has launched a Multi-Unit Condominium Energy-Efficient Improvements insurance product. This new product is intended to expand access to financing for energy efficiency improvements to common […]

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How to Build a Green Condo Part II: “Tunneling through the cost barrier”

By |November 21st, 2011|

Thanks to the Toronto Green Standard, Toronto has the most progressive energy efficiency standards for new buildings in North America. Yet even these ambitious standards only scratch the surface of what is achievable at zero incremental cost!

Sound hard to believe? The trick is taking […]

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Energy savings guaranteed

By |November 1st, 2011|

What’s it going to take to get building owners to plug the energy holes in their buildings?  Well, access to capital to finance building upgrades is a good starting point.  But lenders are leery because most lack experience with energy retrofit projects.  So despite […]

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Energy Performance in Condominiums

By |July 6th, 2011|

The Toronto Atmospheric Fund’s TowerWise Program recently put 50 Toronto condominium buildings to the energy test.  We contracted Mann Engineering to conduct energy audits of condominiums participating in our Green Condo Champions project.  Participating buildings ranged in age from two to 40.  What we […]

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