Crunching the numbers: Financial analysis on boiler replacement
11/2018 - What if we told you that even though your boiler has two years left of life, now is the right time to replace it? Tim Stoate, TAF VP of Impact Investing, crunches the numbers and provides a financial analysis for costing energy efficiency measures like a boiler replacement.
More than meets the eye: Don’t let simple payback steer your retrofit decision
5/2018 - Simple payback is often used to determine the attractiveness of an investment - but is it shortchanging you on your energy retrofit decision? Tim Stoate, TAF VP of Impact Investing, explains why you should consider additional financial analysis to make a more informed building retrofit decision and ultimately generate more cash.
Energy efficiency 101: Why do an energy retrofit?
12/2017 - Operating a building is costly – with energy costs usually being the largest variable expense building operators can influence. An energy efficiency retrofit is the best way to reduce these costs. But there are more benefits, our VP of Impact Investing Tim Stoate explains.
Smoothing the potholes and making strides with energy retrofits
6/2015 - What do Harbourfront Centre, six YMCA buildings, and an Etobicoke housing co-op have in common? Each of these Toronto buildings is shaving $25,000 a year off their energy bills– without the owners putting up any capital. A Recent Toronto Star article highlighted TAF’s innovative non-debt financing for retrofits called the Energy Saving Performance Agreement, or […]
A critical moment for efficiency finance
6/2015 - The energy efficiency sector may face significant hurdles, but the market is quickly maturing as it addresses climate change, energy security concerns, and utility costs. Last week, I joined hundreds of colleagues from the public and private sectors, eager to accelerate investment in efficiency. We convened for the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (E2F2), hosted by ACEEE in San Francisco.