2018 September
Focus on... Energy & the Environment

Energy Conservation The Recyclists
2018 September The Recyclists

When it comes to how co-op and condo communities navigate the race to address climate change, a goal like switching to 100 percent renewable energy may seem too tall an order. On the other hand, simply recycling household glass, paper, and …

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Energy Conservation Solar Energy Today
2018 September Solar Energy Today

Energy costs are a major component in any housing environment, and one of the main areas where boards and managers look at to optimize efficiency and save money. One already popular — and growing — alternative to fossil fuels is solar energ…

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Energy Conservation Silencing Leaks
2018 September Silencing Leaks

Plumbing is a minor miracle: clean water, on demand, and at the temperature one chooses in his or her apartment. What would have been the height of luxury just a couple of generations ago is now considered a bare necessity. Miraculous as it…

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Q&A Q&A: Should Board Members Share Complaints?
2018 September Q&A: Should Board Members Share Complaints?

Q.  A unit owner in our condominium reported to the board an alleged violation by another unit owner of the rules and regulations of the condominium association. A member of the board then disclosed to the alleged rule-breaker that a compl…

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