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.
Beyond the commute: Three ways that the King Street Pilot creates more liveable communities
11/2018 - Data shows an 11% increase in public transit ridership in the downtown core; this increase in ridership indicates that the pilot is working for commuters. But is it working for the rest of the community? Here are the top three ways the King Street Pilot contributes to a more livable downtown.
Meet Kaitlin Carroll, 2018’s Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability
11/2018 - Each year, Corporate Knights recognizes the top 30 individuals under 30 years old who are showcasing great leadership on sustainability issues. Congratulations to TAF’s Kaitlin Carroll, a member of our TowerWise team, who is one of the 2018's recipients! Meet Kaitlin and learn more about her passions in our blog.
Breaking ground on gas absorption heat pumps – updates!
10/2018 - You may have heard the hype recently (ok, probably from TAF) about electric heat pumps. They’re a relatively simple technology, low-carbon, and highly efficient – is there anything they can’t do? But not all heat pumps are electric. Back in 2016, TAF installed two gas heat pumps in a large residential complex, one of the […]
What’s in, what’s out? TAF reviews Ontario’s climate policy cancellations
10/2018 - Ontario is hitting the reset button on climate policy. With the old plan out and some high-profile cancellation announcements, there is some confusion about the current status of policies and their implications and opportunities. Here's our review of the policy landscape and opportunities to provide input.
Health impacts of climate change may be the secret to inspiring action
9/2018 - Human health is intimately connected to the environment. That's why we partnered with the Ontario Public Health Association to develop a health-focused communications strategy for climate messaging. Find out more in this guest blog from their Executive Director, Pegeen Walsh.
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.
Asking a good question – weaving threads between Partnership Brokering and The Art of Hosting
8/2018 - Solutions to tough problems like climate change will only come when we take a collaborative approach. Why? Because tough problems transcend any single sphere of interest – in other words, they are “systems” problems. So players seeking to address them must work with others to do so – like it or not. People we like […]