Category: Energy Conservation

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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Energy Conservation
2012 September Help with Going Green

 With the green movement in full swing across the country, it is not surprising  that incorporating energy-saving efficient measures has trickled into  condominium development and management. Today, many buildings in New England  pride the…

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Energy Conservation
2011 September Valued Volunteers

 Living in a condominium community means working together. Cooperation and a  spirit of volunteerism are visible every day in community gatherings, board  meetings, even in the scheduling of time on the tennis courts. The men and  women wh…

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Energy Conservation
2011 September Life in Litchfield County

 Actors Dustin Hoffman and Broadway composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim call it  home. The late actress Marilyn Monroe did, too, when she was married to the late  playwright Arthur Miller. And actor and comedian Denis Leary lives here too, …

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