Summer is here and in the midst of such heat, next year’s winter heating season can seem distant. However, the best time to manage next year’s heating costs, if you haven’t started already, is TODAY! Most buildings have old and inefficient boilers and heating systems, which creates both unnecessary costs and carbon output, as well as discomfort. Here are some tips on what to prioritize and where to start:
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Working closely with your managing agent is a great start to cutting costs. The managing agent normally has a great bulk program for both electricity and energy purchases, providing an opportunity for their buildings to switch to ESCOs and reduce unit costs. Although cutting the cost of something the building uses and considers a fixed cost is a great start, it is not even half the battle. Here are 10 tips on cutting heating and electric use.
Interview with Green is Good Radio's founder John Shegerian: Operating Buildings More Efficiently with The FolSon Group's Tina Larsson
Tina talks about how apartment buildings, including Co-ops and Condos, need to cut waste in order to keep monthly's in shack. Eliminating waste, thereby running buildings more efficiently, are often results of #greening the building.