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Is your building in cycle 9? You need to read this.
Facade inspections to get stricter – and more expensive – under new DOB rules.
To comply with the Climate Mobilization Act, here are the first steps to cutting building carbon emissions
Supers no longer have to climb up the water tank to take its temperature, thanks to a new tech tool to keep rooftop water tanks from freezing.
The behavior of residents and building management has a big impact on energy costs. How does your building encourage energy saving behavior? A recent article in the cooperator shares some tips on how to encourage occupants to be more energy efficient. Click here to read the article. Share your tips below.
The April edition of The Cooperator listed some tips on common tools and fixes your building staff should be aware of. These tools and tips could save you from unnecessary expenses. How many of these does your building super do/have?
- Use a moisture reader (to detect leaks before opening a wall)
- Portable floodlights with chains (illuminate exterior work areas such as new concrete to prevent vandalism)
- Wire mesh that can be cut to size for drain covers in parking areas (clean weekly to prevent buildup)
- Sandbags for low-lying areas that are prone to flooding (put them out before a big rainfall)
The entire article with some additional tips can be found here.
An interesting read on New York City’s progress to cut citywide emissions from the NRDC Blog.
Source: NYC Walks the Walk on Greening its Buildings | Donna DeCostanzo’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC
No one will argue, NYC contributes a large amount of garbage to our landfills.
But things are changing.
A recent article in The Cooperator outlines what some building owners and residents are doing to reduce the amount of trash from their buildings. And it works! However, from composting to recycling, these programs rely on building owners and managers to provide residents with the necessary access and tools to be effective.
How much trash does your building generate? Do you think any of these programs would work in your building?
For more ideas, read the full article at the Cooperator.