How does your city measure up? The first regional emissions inventory is out in the GTHA
9/2018 - Cities bear the brunt of climate change impacts, where climate action can create multiple benefits for our communities. But regional emissions are not decreasing on the scale needed to meet provincial or municipal climate targets. That's why TAF developed the first region-wide emissions inventory for the GTHA. See the full report.
TransformTO Steps: Toronto moves towards Zero Emissions Buildings
10/2017 - As Toronto continues to grow quickly, we need to get emissions from new construction under control if we want to reach our 2050 climate target. That’s Council approval for the Toronto Green Standard 3.0 for new buildings is such an important step.
Left in the dark: Ontario municipalities need energy data for meaningful climate action
8/2017 - A proper carbon emissions inventory is a crucial starting point for city-level climate action. But unfortunately, many cities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), don't have gas and electricity consumption data - but utilities do. That's why TAF asked the Ontario government to make this data public.
Energy Benchmarking & Reporting: TAF presents to Ontario Standing Committee
2/2016 - TAF has supported energy benchmarking as a best practice in the real estate industry for about 10 years. As part of the Building Value project, TAF conducted extensive research and consultation to explore the potential benefits of a municipal or province-wide benchmarking policy. TAF's Director of Policy & Programs Bryan Purcell testified in front of the Ontario Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee on General Government in favour of this policy tool.