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 built between 1950 and 1980.

These highly energy inefficient buildings are prime candidates for energy efficiency retrofits. To demonstrate that you achieve significant energy savings through targetted retrofits, TAF is partnering with Toronto Community Housing, the City’s affordable housing provider. The goal: retrofit seven TCHC buildings as part of the TAF’s TowerWise project. What has the impact been so far? Take a look:

It’s not just about reducing carbon emissions. The energy and water savings lower maintenance costs for TCHC while improving living conditions for residents – from better lighting to improved indoor air and units that are neither too hot or too cold.