Category: Energy Conservation

Energy Conservation
2012 September Green Pioneers

 Going green doesn’t have anything to do with choosing a natural paint color for your kitchen, or  planting a new bed of romaine lettuce in your community garden. But the phrase  can have many different meanings and can be done across a br…

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Energy Conservation
2012 September Help with Going Green

The 14th Street Townhomes, a 36-unit Pompano Beach condominium built in 1991, doesn’t have a vast expanse of grass. It occupies less than five acres of land, yet in 2008 it began saving 5,000 to 10,000 gallons of drinking water a year b…

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Energy Conservation
2012 July Going Green

 If your association is thinking about taking a more natural approach to its  landscape, giving up toxic chemicals in favor of organic solutions, consider  yourself special.    According to Ian Orlikoff, owner of Eco Logic Land Care…

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Energy Conservation
2012 July Caulk it Up

 With the possible exception of fire, nothing is more damaging to residential  buildings and the property of their occupants as leaks. Whether it’s a torrential deluge from the upstairs neighbor’s overflowing bathtub or a slow, seeping lea…

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Energy Conservation
2011 September Q&A: Strictly Confidential

Q When a management agent of a condominium receives a complaint from a homeowner  about another homeowner, is management allowed to tell the homeowner the name  of the complaint? Is this ethical and is there a real estate rule about how  …

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Energy Conservation
2011 September Q&A: Non-Paying Board President

Q Can a condominium owner be elected president if they have a lien on their condo due to not paying some of their maintenance fees due to the condo?Is this a conflict of interest? —Concerned Condo Owner A “As a result …

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Energy Conservation
2011 September Q&A: Jettisoning a Bad Board?

b>Q We are a group of majority unit owners in a condominium having problems removing  the board of managers – who are not complying with the bylaws. We, as the majority owners, have signed  a petition to vote them out. We did everything nec…

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Energy Conservation
2011 September Florida's 2011 Legislative Roundup

 One of the most apt descriptions of politics theorizes that it’s really all about who gets what, when, and how. With the 2010 elections having  delivered Republicans supermajorities—veto proof power—in both of Florida’s Legislative chambe…

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Energy Conservation
2011 September Aiming for Green

 It seems that nearly everything is going “green” these days. Whether it’s the special green issue of a popular consumer magazine, an advertisement for a  fuel-efficient hybrid car or a push toward environmentally-friendly building  materi…

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Energy Conservation
2011 September Helping Hoarders Clean Up

Sue“ is a retired professional who is well-to-do, rarely eats at home and has lived in her condo for decades. While everything seems perfect from the outside, Sue is the keeper of a dirty little secret. When the unit above her…

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