Hamilton’s business community is turning industrial waste heat to energy
1/2019 - The Atmospheric Fund provided grant funding for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to accelerate innovative industrial energy solutions in the Bayfront area. Find out more about how this industry-led project will reduce emissions and increase business competitiveness by optimizing uses of industrial waste heat.
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.
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 […]
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.
Heat pumps: Hybrid dual fuel option offers viable pathway to electrification
4/2018 - Since buildings and homes account for almost a quarter of the province’s carbon emissions, we need innovative low-carbon heating solutions. A new study by MaRS Advanced Energy Center and Enbridge demonstrates that a smart, hybrid dual fuel option offers a viable pathway to electrification for home heating in Ontario.
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.
Seven heat pumps perfect for Ontario homes
3/2017 - Heat pumps, the unsung hero of the energy world, are mechanical devices that can harvest renewable thermal energy for space heating and cooling. They’ve been identified globally as a key solution to building and retrofitting low-carbon buildings, and they help consumers save on energy bills. So why aren’t we seeing wider adoption of heat pumps […]
Breaking ground on gas absorption heat pumps
6/2016 - By upgrading the way these two buildings provide hot water, we can help save 46 tonnes eCO2 every year. Since the release of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, we’ve been hearing a lot about heat pumps and their potential to replace natural gas. TAF has a number of exciting projects underway related to electric heat […]
New video for our TowerWise retrofit project
6/2016 - Around half of Toronto’s carbon emissions come from buildings. That means that improving energy efficiency is key to bringing down our city’s climate pollution. But not all buildings are created equal. A large part of Toronto’s population lives in over 2,000 high-rises that were built between 1950 and 1980. These highly energy inefficient buildings are […]