Canadian cities embrace a more climate-friendly form of cooling
6/2023 - NATIONAL OBSERVER - “By 2025 Toronto Green Standard will be strong enough to ensure most new buildings have heat pumps. For existing buildings and repairs, there’s no such policy requirement, but we want to see heat pumps everywhere possible,” Bryan Purcell
How a downtown Toronto condo defied the odds to save energy and money
5/2023 - TORONTO STAR: “This particular project, we were interested right off the bat because of the emission reduction potential for sure, but also because of this particular use of technology: A drop-in replacement for a chiller really has the potential to scale and we wanted to do what we could to make sure the project was a success,” said Keith Burrows, TAF's Director of Low-Carbon Buildings.
Heat pumps are ready for prime time. Bulk buying can pick up the pace.
5/2023 - One way to get heat pump purchases and installations faster in communities is to aggregate local demand and take advantage of bulk buying strategies, based on a new TAF-commissioned report. TAF Director, Ekaterina Tzekova’s new blog highlights what we learned.
Toronto Housing’s Flagship Green Retrofit to Deliver 70% Drop in Energy Use
8/2022 - THE ENERGY MIX - New TAF retrofit is expected to garner at least $52,000 in annual utility savings, and 196 job years of local employment, establishing a model for other deep retrofits of similar buildings in TCHC’s portfolio and beyond that can be easily replicated.
Putting out the fire: How to cleanly heat a cold country that’s hooked on natural gas
11/2021 - CORPORATE KNIGHTS - Without strong policy signals, utilities continue to invest millions annually in expanding and renewing gas distribution infrastructure, compounding the risk of stranded assets and financial disruptions.