Category: Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation Here Comes Trouble
2010 September Here Comes Trouble

The vast majority of community association residents are normal folks who wouldn't dream of disrupting life in their building by being verbally abusive to neighbors, blowing up board members' phones and e-mail inboxes with endless comp…

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Energy Conservation Green Myths
2010 September Green Myths

Mom was right. Her admonition to “Turn out the lights when you leave the room!” is as valid today as it was a generation ago. And yet many co-op and condo buildings, while energy-conscious in so many ways, seem to feel it’s better to jus…

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Energy Conservation Seeing the Light
2010 September Seeing the Light

 Lighting in the U.S. alone accounts for approximately 22 percent of all  electricity used, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It is no wonder  that in the current economic and environmentally-sensitive climate a lot of  effort is…

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Energy Conservation Decisions, Decisions
2010 September Decisions, Decisions

Saving money is always a top concern of any association board, but with tough economic times and high fuel prices, saving on energy costs can be a challenge that requires some tough choices. Since 1999, New Jersey businesses a…

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Energy Conservation Keeping Your Community Healthy
2010 September Keeping Your Community Healthy

Board members and association managers have a lot on their plates—maintenance issues, resident complaints, construction projects, and the hundred little tasks that make up the administration and upkeep of a multifamily residential build…

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Energy Conservation Q&A: Collecting from a Bankrupt Owner
2009 Sept Q&A: Collecting from a Bankrupt Owner

Q “I own a condo in Southern New Jersey. An owner in our association is in arrears  of $1,300 on their monthly maintenance and has now filed for bankruptcy. Can we  still put a lien on the owner’s unit? If not, what can we do to recoup…

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Energy Conservation Redevelopment on the Waterfront
2009 Sept Redevelopment on the Waterfront

 Asbury Park, one of the old showplaces of the Jersey Shore and a town that in  its heyday rivaled Atlantic City, has seen its fortunes rise and fall (and rise  again). Once viewed as a city in decline, Asbury Park benefited greatly from  …

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Energy Conservation How To Go Green in Hard Times
2009 Sept How To Go Green in Hard Times

Saving money by going green sounds great, but who has that initial capital in these tough economic times? The average person can’t afford the luxury of buying solar panels or driving a hybrid car, however, there are many energy-saving c…

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