New TowerWise video shows the importance of energy retrofits
6/2018 - Buildings are the largest emissions source in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area; that's why our TowerWise program improves the energy efficiency in our buildings. The Atmospheric Fund’s new video shows the importance of energy efficiency and building retrofits to achieve our climate goals - check it out.
Corporate Knights: Breaking the gas habit
4/2018 - Did you know that two-thirds of the energy used to heat Canadian buildings and homes is from natural gas and propane? In this article, Bryan Purcell, our Director of Policy & Programs, discusses why a transition away from natural gas is necessary to meet our climate goals and what TAF is doing to accelerate this transition to net-zero buildings.
Overheating no more: How smart thermostats improve the lives of over 1,300 residents
2/2018 - TAF's TowerWise project provides multiple benefits through energy retrofits such as jobs, health, and comfort. Smart thermostats give residents control over their comfort in a way that also maximizes the performance of these existing buildings - a win-win solution for building residents, carbon emissions, and energy savings.
Business Insider: ecobee donates over 700 thermostats to Toronto Community Housing to improve sustainability and resident comfort
1/2018 - TAF teamed up with ecobee on the TowerWise program to improve resident comfort, reduce emissions, and identify best practices in retrofits across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. The newly installed smart thermostats make intelligent heating and cooling decisions to reduce energy waste and offer real-time insights to identify other opportunities for future improvements.
Ontario Construction Report: Next phase of TowerWise features $9 million energy efficiency models
12/2017 - Following the announcement of the new $9-million phase, Ontario Construction Report profiled TAF’s trailblazing TowerWise retrofit program, with new energy and emission targets that align closely with TransformTO.
TowerWise: TAF launches new phase of energy retrofit program
12/2017 - We spend the vast majority of our time indoors, but we rarely make the connection between our activities and the fact that buildings are a major source of carbon emissions. We need to significantly improve the way existing buildings perform – and we need to do it quickly. TAF is doing just that with the next phase of its TowerWise retrofit program.
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.