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Regional Updates

TAF's TowerWise retrofit program enters exciting new phase

The TowerWise program will soon be extended to four additional multi-residential buildings in Toronto and Hamilton

Buildings are the largest source of carbon emissions in the GTHA, so how can we improve their energy performance quickly? Over the past years, TAF’s successful TowerWise retrofit program demonstrated how to slash energy costs and emissions in multi-residential buildings by 20-30 per cent. But we love a challenge, so now we are aiming for 40 per cent reductions in the next project phase, thanks to funding from Natural Resources Canada and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Check out our blog, media release and backgrounder for more info.

Broadening our scope: TAF starts regional outreach

TAF is presenting our regional strategy at the December TAF Board of Directors meeting.

Over the past months, TAF staff and advisors criss-crossed the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), leading a series of focus groups with stakeholders across the region. The insights we gained from these community climate leaders will help TAF prioritize granting streams, outreach activities, and communications for the region. We will release our regional outreach strategy in early 2018. In the meantime, check out our blog.

Ontario homeowners to benefit from energy efficiency rebates

Homeowners can soon save big on insulation, heat pumps, and other retrofit measures.

Ontario homeowners can soon receive thousands of dollars in rebates for energy efficiency renovations and retrofits – financed by cap-and-trade proceeds. Under the new Green Ontario Fund program, incentives range from up to $7,200 in rebates for new insulation, to up to $5,000 for new windows, and up to $20,000 for new heat pumps. GreenON also offers a $100 rebate for smart thermostats and free energy efficiency consulting. Details here.

TransformTO

Picture2050: Submit your photos of a climate-friendly Toronto

Submit your photos for the Picture2050 contest!

How do you picture Toronto in 2050? Help us visualize a green, healthy, equitable future through photo submissions and you could win $200! The Picture 2050 photo contest is inspired by TransformTO, the City of Toronto’s climate plan that TAF co-developed. Snapshots of sustainable buildings, thriving parks, and other best practices from today can help show what a climate-friendly Toronto looks like. The deadline has been extended to January 12

It's high time to prepare for the electric vehicle revolution

Toronto must prepare for the electric vehicle revolution

The signs are unmistakeable. The World Bank will soon stop financing most oil and gas projects; a sixth of global vehicle sales could soon be electric; and a fierce competition is underway for the electric trucking market. Ontario and the GTHA must get ready for electric mobility or risk falling behind, German expert Christian Hochfeld warns in his recent guest blog for TAF. Electrifying transportation is crucial for meeting the TransformTO 2050 climate goals.

TAF Updates

Last call: TAF is looking for a Renovation Project Manager

TAF is seeking an experienced construction project manager.

Are you an experienced renovation project manager? TAF is undergoing an interior renovation of our office, and we need your help to coordinate the implementation process while keeping our programs and projects humming along. Please respond to our Request for Quotations by Friday, December 22.