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|Number of high-rise buildings in Toronto||1,892|
|Ranking in North America - greatest number of high-rise buildings||2nd|
|Estimated number of modern 'slab' residential high-rises in Toronto||1,200|
|Tons of CO2 these buildings emit annually for space heating||700,000|
|Typical energy use & related GHG production per unit||92 GJ, 4.7 Tons C02|
|Percent more CO2 emissions per square metre than a detached home||20%|
|Amount by which Tridel Verve "green" condos reduce these emissions per unit||2 tons|
The TowerWise program focuses on improving the energy efficiency of Toronto's high-rise condominium and rental apartment buildings as a way of reducing emissions from a sector that produces 40 percent of Toronto's residential emissions. With more than one-third of Toronto residents living in high-rises of more than five storeys, addressing the energy usage of these buildings is key to reducing residential emissions. Toronto Atmospheric Fund's TowerWise program aims to work with building owners, managers, and developers to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of both newly built structures and existing buildings.
TowerWise Energy Efficiency Action Committee (TEEAC)
The TowerWise program is an umbrella for bringing together many interests -- from condo builders and owners to rental high-rise managers and residents. Helping us with this are our TEEAC members. The TEEAC group is also an important channel for getting the word out about the advantages of retrofits and green building practices and we will be working together on a number of educational initiatives, including webinars (web-based seminars) and conferences.
If your group or association is interested in joining the TowerWise project and assisting with improving the energy efficiency of high-rise buildings in Toronto, please contact program manager Bryan Purcell at 416-393-6358. If you'd like to be kept informed about TowerWise events, information resources and best practices, please subscribe to our e-newsletter.
Tower Renewal Project
The Tower Renewal Project is an ambitious project to modernize Toronto high-rises built in the 1950s, '60s and '70s. Click here for more information on the Tower Renewal Project
Image courtesy of Tower Renewal
Thanks to the following for their invaluable support of the TowerWise project: