Category: Building Operations

Building Operations
2017 October Board Transparency

Community living – the very basis of co-op, condo and HOA life — is based on the idea of trust. In a community of potentially hundreds or thousands of residents, every resident can’t be involved in the making of every decision. Too many coo…

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Energy Conservation
Energy Equipment Upgrades

Upgrading, retrofitting, or replacing building equipment and fixtures can be a tough sell -- sometimes it's hard to get residents to understand that money spent now can mean even more money saved later. In this quick clip, find out about te…

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Design
2017 September The Challenge of Small Spaces

Unless you call a sprawling Wyoming cattle ranch home, chances are that in your life, space comes at a premium. And while living in close quarters in places like New York City is often fodder for jokes, the problem of not enough space (or t…

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Finance
2017 September Appropriate Use of Common Funds

For the board members and managers handling the successful operation of a co-op or condo community, one of their biggest responsibilities revolves around their fiduciary duties. They are, after all, dealing with people’s biggest assets: the…

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Energy Conservation
2017 September Cleanliness Is... Greenliness?

Cleaning products should, ideally, have one primary function: to make things less dirty. But once one delves deeper into the overall goal, things get more complicated. For instance, what makes something really clean? Does it mean to look sh…

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Energy Conservation
2017 September A Look at Cogeneration

The majority of residential buildings in New York City obtain power from Con Edison or secondary energy suppliers. But in recent years, boards and managing agents have investigated, and in some cases, installed “cogeneration” systems that a…

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