Warmer months are a great time to reassess disaster readiness for “predictable” condo emergencies. The time to start preparing for these risks is always now
The City of Toronto is cracking down on bylaw infractions concerning the co-mingling of garbage and recycling in bins put out for municipal pick-up at multi-residential properties.
Several seasons of wear and tear can impact the efficiency of a condominium’s in-ground irrigation system. How maintenance can help lower water bills.
In recent years, property owners and managers may have noticed that the line paint in their parking lots is fading more quickly.
Window replacement can be expensive, involved and intrusive. It's important to answer four questions before beginning this kind of project in a condo.
An energy reporting requirement for large buildings is likely coming to Toronto. The only question is: Will it come from the city or from the province?
After smoking, radon exposure is the next leading cause of lung cancer. An expert walks through radon testing and mitigation strategies.
Talking to tenants and using social media are useful strategies to get occupants working toward the same energy-efficient green building plans.
Grey water recovery systems are starting to gain traction in commercial and multi-residential buildings because of their ...
Building management needs to understand what conditions are necessary for mould growth, so it can ultimately prevent it.
Here are seven strategies to reduce energy wastage.
Delays in the rollout of many of the OPA's CDM programs have now necessitated a one-year extension to what was ...
Most building managers keep track of the cost of their energy bills. However, few pay attention to how much energy ...
The process of adding solar panels to a building's roof or adjacent land can be made much simpler and less expensive than what is probably thought.
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 ...
Improving the sustainability and energy efficiency of condominiums is not new. However, in terms of the most important and new energy-saving measures, it comes down to making small changes and sticking to simple solutions.
An energy audit is the logical first step in helping to reduce a facility’s utility costs and carbon footprint, and justify capital expenditures. Here are 10 things every building manager should know before embarking on an energy audit.