What do you think about contracting with an outside firm for superintendent services? Comment below on how your small property fills the role of superintendent.
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We know that disposing of Christmas Trees can mean a big headache for building staff. What procedures are in place for your building?
Some helpful information for tenets and building staff in the following article.
After the first heatwave of the season here are some reminders on the proper installation of Window AC units. Share with your tenants or post information in your building lobby to make sure everyone stays cool and safe.
Last Thursday, the NYC council adopted part of ASHRAE’s newly written Legionella Standard which covers registration and maintenance of cooling towers. Existing cooling towers will need to be registered within 30 days and new towers must be registered prior to becoming operational. All towers will need to be inspected, cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis and each tower must have a maintenance plan.
If your building has a cooling tower visit the NYC Department of Buildings to begin the registration process and learn more about the recently passed legislation.
What do you think of the new legislation? Should all of ASHRAE’s Standard have been adopted?
Urban Green Council launches a new website that lets you track your buildings’ energy improvements.
For buildings that have steam heat, something to keep your eye on.
With the unofficial start of summer just days away and temperatures rising, window air conditioning units will begin to jut from building windows. How are the units in your building installed?
Property managers should make sure that the units are being properly installed and secured to protect pedestrians around their buildings. It is also wise to make sure that the unit has a dedicated outlet with the proper electrical current.
Building managers at a minimum should have set guidelines for residents to follow for installation. For better control, they can offer to install the units for tenants. Property managers will need to determine the best policy for their buildings and tenants to ensure safe installation of these units.
Continue celebrating Earth Day at the Green Festival April 24th, 25th and 26th. Companies and organizations showcase their green products and services.