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The Role of Technology in Community Associations

The Role of Technology in Community Associations

  It’s Friday evening at 10 pm and your phone rings. It’s the emergency answering service with a report of an active leak damaging multiple units. Facing the prospect of a long and difficult night ahead, you think to yourself, “there’s got to be a better way.”...

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Reduce Gas Bills with a Boiler Outside Air Reset

Reduce Gas Bills with a Boiler Outside Air Reset

  Boiler rooms are "oubliettes," which is a French word for "places of forgetting," as Malagant describes to Guinevere in the 1995 Connery-Gere classic, "First Knight." And if you think that reference is dated, check out these pics to prove that some boiler rooms...

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Energy Efficiency and its Effect on Affordable Housing

Energy Efficiency and its Effect on Affordable Housing

According to the U.S Department of Energy, “Thirty-five percent of all households now rent, and more than 60% of all rental housing, totaling 30 million households, is in the multifamily sector.” (1)   Many of the more affordable multifamily properties were built...

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Using Energy Efficiency to Save Money and the Planet

Using Energy Efficiency to Save Money and the Planet

Change is Coming for Common Ownership Communities The District of Columbia and its surrounding counties have ambitious energy management plans to “decarbonize” and dramatically reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. They are actively working to meet these...

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