Peel Region launches Off-Peak Delivery Pilot
7/2018 - TAF, alongside with Metrolinx, will invest in an off-peak delivery pilot in Peel Region that's designed to alleviate congestion, improve business operations, and reduce carbon emissions. Major retailers such as Loblaw will participate in this Peel Region-led project.
Next phase of TowerWise program set to show path to deep building energy efficiency
12/2017 - TAF is launching the next phase of its TowerWise retrofit program. It will include four demonstration sites with different building types, demographics, and ownership structures in Toronto and Hamilton, representing the broader multi-residential sector – including social housing.
The Atmospheric Fund VP Tim Stoate appointed to new Green Ontario Fund Board
8/2017 - TAF welcomes the appointment of its VP for Impact Investing Tim Stoate to the board of the newly-formed Green Ontario Fund. The fund will help reduce energy costs for homeowners and businesses while reducing Ontario's carbon emissions.
Canada’s existing buildings hold key to climate targets
8/2017 - Governments at all levels in Canada are moving toward requiring new buildings to be low-carbon and energy-efficient. But Canada still lacks a comprehensive strategy to achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions from existing buildings. Read the joint media release by Pembina Institute and The Atmospheric Fund.
Toronto renews climate leadership with unanimous TransformTO vote; collaboration key for plan’s success
7/2017 - The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), project co-lead for TransformTO, welcomes City Council's unanimous approval of the ambitious climate plan. We now call on the provincial and federal governments to help us refine, fund, and implement it.
Financing for energy efficiency retrofits a key Infrastructure Bank opportunity
3/2017 - The nascent Canadian Infrastructure Bank is a golden opportunity to invest in energy efficiency on a large scale. By scaling up retrofits and reducing energy waste across Canada, the CIB would yield a financial and environmental Return on Investment.
Ontario Climate Change Action Plan to benefit Toronto’s social housing
6/2016 - Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan will include $900 million for energy efficiency retrofits in social housing and private apartments. TAF and TCHC welcome the investment as it will improve living conditions for residents, reduce emissions, and lower utility costs for social housing providers.