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Energy efficiency in older stock apartments

Looking for ways to boost energy efficiency in your older-stock apartment buildings? We spoke with Mike Mulqueen, Lead, CDM Business Development (MURB) at Toronto Hydro for insights into the latest incentives and energy efficiency opportunities as we head into 2017.
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Advances in fire alarm technology

Fire alarm technology is an important consideration for any apartment building owner . Tyco's Peter Redfern shares the features and benefits of the addressable fire alarm notification technology used in today's leading systems.
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Best strategies for saving energy

Suneel Gupta, Director of Energy and Sustainability at FirstService Residential Ontario provides key strategies for saving energy in multi-residential buildings.
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Seasonal preventative maintenance tips

Mark Kesseler, Vice President, Construction & Physical Operations at Greenwin, provides the following pre-winter preventative maintenance program tips for property managers.
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Getting the most from your swimming pool

Martyn Knowles, Commercial Sales Manager for Hayward Canada, shares swimming pool design and maintenance tips for apartment building owners.
laundry room

Creating the ultimate modern laundry room

Chris Brick, commercial laundry product and brand training manager at Whirlpool Corporation shares laundry room trends and insights.
energy

Sub-metering and the multifamily space

Peter Mills, Co-CEO of Wyse Meter Solutions, reports on the latest advancements in sub-metering and how it is reshaping the multifamily space.
lobby design

Simple ways to improve your lobby design

Creating an inviting, welcoming feeling is part of your lobby’s job. But, as time ticks on, many building entrances tend took just the opposite: dowdy
elevators

Rising performance demands for elevators

Given the number of tall towers, elevators are more important than ever before. Cliff Ayling, of Ayling Consulting Services, offers important maintenance and safety tips.
modular apartments

The scoop on modular apartment design

Modular apartment design has been one of the industry's trending topics of 2015. To shed some light on this surge of interest, we spoke to Denis Jones, President and CEO of Auctus property fund, Knysna Management Group and Deveraux Developments
Effectively managing rental vacancy

Effectively managing rental vacancy

Andrew Lowe, Director, Residential Real Estate Management, Oxford Properties Group, discusses the art of maximizing revenue and minimizing vacancy loss.
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Engaging tenants in energy-savings initiatives

Randy Daiter, vice president, residential at M&R Holdings provides tips for maximizing tenant participation
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How much insurance coverage is enough?

It’s the age-old question insurance buyers have been asking since the dawn of the industry. How much is enough? The answer can take one of two forms. The amount is either easily determined or impossible to know.
Water

The value of an apartment water audit

What is an apartment water audit and how is it done? Klaus Reichardt of Waterless No-Flush Urinals offers his expert advice.
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How to get rid of and prevent drain flies

How can staff and tenants get rid of and prevent drain flies? Dan McCabe of Magical Pest Control offers his expert advice.
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Building energy audits 101

What do building energy audits involve? Narayana Asogan of New Dawn Energy Solutions explains.
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Prevent flooding caused by snow melt

What steps can property owners take to prevent flooding caused by snow melt? Kevin Wong of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating explains.