Written by Linda Connelly on April 10, 2018
A design committee’s roadmap for tackling a hallway makeover.
Written by Linda Connelly on April 09, 2018
“Gang of Six” comes together to lead tricky hallway renovation.
April 04, 2018
Policing resident conversations usually falls to building management.
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January 16, 2018
The decline of co-ops is visible inside an icon.
January 08, 2018
President's lawyer threatens board with legal action over licensing agreement.
January 04, 2018
Former Church of Christ, Scientist is finally out of legal limbo.
January 03, 2018
Some shareholders downsizing their gargantuan apartments.
Written by Jennifer V. Hughes on March 19, 2013
Like your own co-op or condo over a certain size threshold has probably done, the two-building 110 Riverside Drive complex on West 83rd Street in Manhattan performed its required Local Law 87 energy audit last year. At the same time, its co-op board participated in a New York State program that offers monetary rebates to buildings that reduce energy use by a certain percentage.
In a previous article, we talked about how the board used that as a way to entice shareholders to invest in an energy-saving overhaul, or "retro-commissioning," of its HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and water systems. But what else did the co-op do — and what else would it like to do — to make itself more energy-efficient?
Written by Jennifer V. Hughes on March 07, 2013
Some people see a problem. Others see an opportunity. At 110 Riverside Drive, a block-long, two-building co-op on West 83rd Street in Manhattan, the co-co board of directors found an opportunity to take steps toward "retro-commissioning" — a basic overhaul to ensure your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and water systems are operating efficiently and cost-effectively. And it can serve as a solid, practical reason that co-op and condo boards can use to convince their residents why such upgrades may take some upfront investments but will ultimately save money.
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