Capital Upgrades & Retrofits
While the relevance of geothermal has been percolating for years, the buzz is that more developers are starting to pay attention.
Construction is a billion-dollar industry in Canada. While most large projects at condominiums proceed relatively smoothly, there is always risk of friction for contractors and
The renovation work should aim to improve the property and make it more accessible for residents and visitors.
After 2022, companies must use their own funds to reimburse embedded energy managers, but will be offered “an enhanced level of technical support and resources.” It's a move some see as more short-sighted.
A sustainability plan and budget should be made with the mindset of plan and prevent, instead of react and pivot.
Impacts of the hard insurance market are trickling into condominium corporations across Canada, challenging boards and managers in their wake.
One of the most under addressed issues in aging condos is the fan coil unit. Residents often take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach.
Many reserve fund projects have not been able to proceed this year. Even now as construction has “opened up,” contractors have backlogs that will allow them to complete only some of the previously planned projects.
A promised $2 billion investment in large-scale building retrofits will be central to the Canadian government’s job creation ambitions. Energy efficiency champions have plenty of ideas of how and where the funds could be best leveraged.
Condo corporations are facing new budgeting challenges in 2020. Planning for unexpected and increasing expenses is difficult to anticipate.
With always evolving guidelines and pandemic uncertainty, building resilience in condo communities is more important than ever.
While many condos haven’t yet experienced the major effects of climate change, statistics and case studies foreshadow the impacts that could come.
When most people run for the condo board of directors, the last thing they imagine is a situation where they’re actually running the condominium.
Over the course of the last few weeks, many condo corporations have been asking whether they can defer owners’ common expense fee (CEF) payments or
To plan for electrical system maintenance, it's helpful to understand how power is delivered to and distributed around the building.
If property manager are responsible for taking the meeting minutes, editing and formatting may take a back seat to other priorities.
Market pressure and industry competitiveness could propel accessible commercial real estate in the coming decade, much the way those complementary forces have already bolstered energy efficiency and low-carbon footprints.