Category: Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation The U.S. Green Buidings Council
The U.S. Green Buidings Council

It seems that nearly everything is going “green” these days. Whether it’s the special green issue of a popular consumer magazine, an advertisement for a fuel-efficient hybrid car or a push toward environmentally friendly building materi…

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Energy Conservation Too Much Stuff
2011 September Too Much Stuff

 Sue” is a retired professional who is well-to-do, rarely eats at home and has lived  in her condo for decades. While everything seems perfect from the outside, Sue  is the keeper of a dirty little secret.    When the unit above her…

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Energy Conservation Valued Volunteers
2011 September Valued Volunteers

Living in a condominium community means working together. Cooperation and a spirit of volunteerism are visible every day in community gatherings, board meetings, even in the scheduling of time on the tennis courts. The men and women wh…

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Energy Conservation Green Savings and Incentives
2011 September Green Savings and Incentives

 In an era of tight budgets and growing green consciousness, more co-op and condo  communities than ever before are moving toward energy conservation and  sustainable resources. For residential buildings in New Jersey, an  extraordinary nu…

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Energy Conservation Button Up Your Overcoat
2011 September Button Up Your Overcoat

Winters these days don’t seem to be quite as brutal as they once were, due in part to the fact that in recent years, the Northeast has had more flooding and ice storms than blizzards. But pipes still freeze in the dead of night, and win…

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Energy Conservation The Hot and Cold of It
2011 September The Hot and Cold of It

 Utility submetering is the implementation of a system that allows a condominium  association or other multi-tenant property to bill tenants for individual  measured utility usage by making use of individual water, gas, or electricity  met…

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Energy Conservation Lean and Green
2011 September Lean and Green

 CHP (combined heat and power) is a marriage of electric generation and thermal  power—the use of an engine, usually gas-fueled, to simultaneously generate electricity  and heat. It can be done on a grand scale, as in manufacturing, hospit…

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Energy Conservation The Importance of Mosquito Control
2010 September The Importance of Mosquito Control

 The simple mosquito, while small in stature, has been man’s most persistent and deadly foe. Millions die from malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus and other  mosquito-transferred pathogens every year. Why do mosquitoes bite? Unlike tick…

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Energy Conservation Greening the Garden State
2010 September Greening the Garden State

 In recent years, being green has become more than just a trendy buzzword—for many Garden State HOAs, it’s now a way of life. More and more communities are adopting and implementing  environmentally-sensitive policies, and intentionally us…

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