Category: Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation
2018 September Hidden Energy Wasters

Co-ops and condos routinely undertake major capital projects to improve and update their physical plant with the hopes of both increasing value and cutting expenses. But how about more modest programs to save money in areas that are often o…

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Energy Conservation
Revisiting Passive House Building

In April of 2017, The Cooperator  examined the passive house building standard that, according to the Passive House Institute U.S. website , follows a set of design principles to achieve energy efficiency in a structure–or as the orga…

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Energy Conservation
Reducing Energy Costs

Every conscientious board wants to control costs, while still making sure everyone in the building or association gets the services their monthly fees entitle them to. Here, an energy pro discusses ways that boards can reduce energy costs w…

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Energy Conservation
Switching to LEDs

The days of incandescent lighting are on the wane, and LED lighting is where it's at. Cooler, more efficient, and longer-lasting than most older bulbs, LEDs are even mandated for use in some settings. Here, lighting pros tell what your boar…

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Energy Conservation
Energy Procurement Resources

Even seasoned co-op, condo, and HOA board members can find themselves at a loss when it comes to the complex business of energy procurement. In this short video, an industry pro give a few tips on where boards (and managers) can go to learn…

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Energy Conservation
Installing CHP Equipment

Contained heat and power (CHP) systems are one way for multifamily buildings to reduce both their carbon footprint and their operating costs, but many boards (and residents as well) have concerns about the expense and process of installing …

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Energy Conservation
Energy Procurement Resources

Condos and co-op communities have an array of choices when it comes to how and from where they get the energy that keeps their lights on and climate comfortable. In this clip, an energy market pro gives boards and managers some useful tips …

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