Meet Kaitlin Carroll, 2018’s Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability
11/2018 - Each year, Corporate Knights recognizes the top 30 individuals under 30 years old who are showcasing great leadership on sustainability issues. Congratulations to TAF’s Kaitlin Carroll, a member of our TowerWise team, who is one of the 2018's recipients! Meet Kaitlin and learn more about her passions in our blog.
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.
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.
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.