Thoughts? Have you implemented any measures to protect your building from storms?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Public Housing Agencies were presented with a proposal in November to end smoking in public housing facilities. Currently, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is reviewing comments and requests for additional resources and time to enforce the proposed ban before finalizing the law.
Will this be a trend? Do you want your building to go smoke free? A recent article in the cooperator examines the topic in depth. What do you think?
Click here to read the article in The Cooperator.
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