Exciting news: Toronto’s carbon emissions are declining. What does it mean?
2/2019 - Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory shows how Toronto measures up compared to its goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. Learn more about these significant results and emerging trends from the inventory and how the TransformTO plan is working to address the challenges in TAF’s summary report here.
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.
Towards net-zero communities: Announcing TAF’s new regional grant recipients
8/2018 - In our recent grant intake period, The Atmospheric Fund awarded two new grants to low-carbon projects by the City of Markham and ACORN Institute Canada. TAF has also recruited three new regional practitioners to our Grants and Programs Committee to better represent the new communities we serve.
New TAF research shows big potential for heat pumps – even in cold climates
7/2018 - Our latest research on heat pumps reveals exciting carbon reduction potential. With high uptake from building owners, we could cut almost 1.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions in electrically heated buildings over the next 10 years. See our key recommendations to accelerate heat pump adoption in Ontario.
Energy efficiency leads to job and GDP growth in Canada, new research shows
6/2018 - Investments in energy-efficient buildings result in more local jobs and economic growth across Canada. From retrofits to housing renewal in Indigenous communities, energy efficiency can strengthen our economy and get us closer to a low-carbon future. Read our guest blog by Corey Diamond of Efficiency Canada.
Generation Energy report shows path to Canada’s low-carbon future
6/2018 - How should Canada transition to a low-carbon economy within a generation? 14 thought leaders from across Canada, including TAF CEO Julia Langer, authored the Generation Energy report to the federal government that maps out four critical pathways.
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.
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.