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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If you’re a board member of a coop or condo building, you and your board undoubtedly work hard to represent your fellow owners. While owners want you to maintain your shared home at the lowest cost possible, the primary board and management responsibilities are the management of day-to-day operations, as well as special requests and emergencies. This leaves very little extra time to devote to serious cost cutting.
The Folson Group was consulted about reducing waster costs in an unconventional way for Unfixing "Fixed" Costs by Marianne Schaeffer and Habitat Magazine. We discussed a technique that is incredibly affordable and results in substantial savings for any Coop or Condo where water is included in the resident's monthly fees. Link to article here. Please like, share and comment!
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.
Cut your co-op monthlies: 5 ways to 'tackle' building costs
by Leigh Kamping-Carder of BrickUnderground.com
Conventional wisdom says that almost all of a co-op building’s expenses—about 90 percent by one estimate—are fixed, leaving shareholders little say on how their monthly maintenance fees are spent, and little room to save.
But that’s not necessarily true, says Tina Larsson, co-founder of the FolSon Group, a consulting firm that helps co-op and condo boards lower their expenses. A former Wall Street