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Energy Conservation
2014 September Submetering for Savings

Funny thing about human nature—it’s not impulsively "natural" at all. Despite knowing that 1.1 billion people lack clean drinking water and thousands of children die from the diseases in that dirty water, people living in better circ…

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Energy Conservation
2014 September Where Do We Stand?

In the business world, benchmarking is a management tool that is commonly used to analyze where one business stands in comparison to others in the same industry. For example, a doctor’s office might want to benchmark the practice to analyz…

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Energy Conservation
2014 September Top 10 Energy Tips

There’s probably not a condo, HOA or co-op board of trustees that doesn’t worry about money at some point or another, which is why staying on top of the latest money-saving opportunities is vital for any building or community to be success…

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Energy Conservation
2013 September Old Man Winter's Coming

A cold, wet spring turned quickly into a hot, humid summer rife with thunderstorms and localized flooding throughout the northeast. As autumn starts to paint the region’s foliage, community association boards and managers are looking at lo…

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Energy Conservation
2013 September Garbage Can Be Gold

It’s hard to believe that recycling was a pretty novel concept not too long ago, especially for municipalities. In the 1970s and ‘80s, local governments started to establish recycling programs due to rising energy prices and a growing conc…

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Energy Conservation
2013 September Benchmarking and Energy Audits

Baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there.” He might not have said it perfectly, but dear old Yogi had the right idea. Without knowing where y…

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Energy Conservation
2013 September New England Takes the LEED

There are two ways, and only two ways, to balance a budget: increase revenue or decrease spending. Whether you’re the treasurer of a co-op board or the President of the United States, those are the only two levers at your disposal. Energy …

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Energy Conservation
2012 September The Top Ten Hot (and Cool) Tips

Saving energy does a lot more than just reduce a building’s carbon footprint and toxic emissions—going green can save a building some green too. The steps a co-op or condo building can take to reduce energy consumption and save money ran…

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Energy Conservation
2012 September Garbage In, Garbage Out

Not so long ago, trash was nothing more than “used up stuff” and there was little of it. Our grandparents made use of burn-barrels and bottle dumps in the back yard. But that was before packaging became a major business in and of itself…

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Energy Conservation
2012 September Green Pioneers

 The Pinehills in Plymouth, Massachusetts, is comprised of 3,000 condominiums,  custom homes, townhomes, cottage homes and luxury rental apartments on 3,000  acres of land. It might sound like that’s a lot of building that can wreak havoc …

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