Capital Upgrades & Retrofits

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Lighting design that illuminates condo security

Lighting design can make a big difference in the safety and security of a condominium.
Commercial refrigeration

How to start an energy-saving campaign

A property manager walks through how condo boards can combat rising utility bills by starting an energy-saving campaign.
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Automated doors aren’t just for accommodation

With automated doors on the upswing, an electrician explains how to successfully manage the installation of operators.
Utility-Costs

Five ways to curb utility costs in condominiums

Coming changes in Ontario are cause for condo corporations to curb their utility costs. An expert shares how, pointing to five energy efficiency retrofits.
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Repairs and maintenance vs. substantial change

Directors have a statutory duty under Ontario’s current Condominium Act to repair and maintain the common elements of a condominium. In complying with this duty, directors
Solar panels

Pros and cons of solar panels on apartments

Solar power generation is a green way to reduce energy costs. But there are pros and cons of solar panels when it comes to apartment buildings.
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Preventing structural damage in parking lots

Insufficient lighting, tight traffic patterns and poor drivers can lead to serious damage in parking lots, and therefore costly repairs.
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The importance of proper fire safety planning

The tragedy in L'Isle Verte, Que. calls attention to the importance of proper fire safety planning and installing prevention systems for all residences.
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LED lighting retrofit

To get the greatest value out of a LED lighting retrofit, ask about a manufacturer’s product testing, quality control and sustainability practices.
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The worry-free way to energy retrofits

An energy performance contract is an agreement between a building owner and an energy service company (ESCO) whereby the ESCO takes full responsibility for identifying, financing, implementing, commissioning ...
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Building automation can save energy

Energy efficiency in highrise multi-residential buildings can be achieved through a variety of retrofits. However, one method that is often overlooked is ...
REMI

Saying goodbye to T12 fluorescents

Since the first Canadian energy efficiency regulation that phased out a handful of inefficient general service fluorescent lamps (GSFL) was introduced in 1995, there has been steady progress in the availability of more efficient lighting solutions ...