Multifamily Properties Offering Array of Virtual Amenities for Social Distancing

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Tools For Your Super That Could Save You Money

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.

Taking Down the trash!

flickr|David Woo

flickr|David Woo

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.

Choosing the Right Belt

Recently in the news there has been alot of talk about high efficiency motors and optimizing controls. But did you know that a simple O&M measure could increase the efficiency of your belt drive motor?

V-belts are commonly used on belt drives in rooftop exhaust fans, rooftop packaged units and make-up air fans in buildings. A low cost and short payback energy efficiency measure frequently recommended by RO is the installation of cogged belts in place of v-belts. Cogged belts have “slots that run perpendicular to the belt’s length, helping to reduce the bending resistance of the belt. While using the same pulleys as v-belts, cogged belts manage to run cooler, last longer, and increase efficiency by 2% from standard v-belts.”

Give us a call to help you determine if replacing your belts is a cost effective solution for your application.