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Greening Condos & Coops
Greening Condos & Coops
Greening Condos & Coops
Greening Condos & Coops
Greening Condos & Coops
Greening Condos & Coops
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Greening Condos & Coops

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A session on greening condo associations and building in Washington DC

A session on greening condo associations and building in Washington DC

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  • 1. Increasing  Comfort,    Lowering  Fuel  Costs   for  Condos  and  Co-­‐ops   Lessons  Learned   A  Presenta;on   By  Robert  Thomason   of  GlobalResourcesNews.com,  Past  president,  present  energy  chair  of  the  Boston  House   robert@globalresourcesnews.com  
  • 2. Introduc;on  •  Inexpensive  energy  lead  to  inefficient  design.  •  Legacy  costs  •  Challenges  can  be  overcome  •  Start  where  you  are,  work  with  what  you   have,  do  what  you  can!  
  • 3. Triple  BoMom  Line   People   •  People  pay  to  be  comfortable.            People  make  decisions     Purse   •  Fiduciary  duty            Money  maMers      Planet   •  Conserva;on  is  cri;cal  to  prosperity.  
  • 4. Take  a  top-­‐to-­‐boMom  approach  •  Know  your  building  systems  comprehensively.  •  Building  components  interact  with  each  other.  •  BaMles  for  energy  conserva;on  are  won  or  lost   by  how  well  all  these  elements  work  together.  
  • 5. The  Tao  of  Hot  Water  •  Hot  water  is  more  than  just  efficient  boilers.  •  Storage  •  Piping  &  Insula;on  •  Balancing  water  flow  •  Pump  efficiency  •  Finding  and  fixing  leaks  •  Energy  Star  appliances  •  Encourage  conserva;on  •  Your  sewer  bill  is  based  on  your  water  bill   Images  from  Crea;ve  Commons   Some  Rights  Reserved:  shower  head  by  anonymousthomas,  yin  yang  symbol  by  DonkeyHotey  
  • 6. Know  your  energy  use   •  Monthly  statements  show  how   much  you  spend  on  u;li;es.   •  DC  benchmarking  laws  will  give   baselines  for  u;lity  use.   •  Pepco  plans  to  provide  a  Web-­‐ based  monitor  of  electric  use.   •  Weekly  manual  readings  help.   Crea;ve  Commons  Some  Rights  Reserved  by  Kai  Hendry    
  • 7. Know  your  associa;on  procedures  •  Reserve  studies  es;mate  life  span  and   replacement  cost.  Focus  on  what  needs  to  be   replaced  soon.  •  Use  the  annual  budget  process  is  to  assess   your  energy  use.  •  Your  bylaws  may  determine  how  you  can  add   new,  expensive  upgrades.  
  • 8. People  Power   •  People  differ  in  a[tude   towards  energy  efficiency.   •  Foster  energy  awareness   among  the  staff.     •  Contract  with  qualified   specialists  to  make  your   building  more  efficient.   Crowd  Some  rights  reserved  by  Andrew  Pescod  
  • 9. Energy  Study  •  Building  systems  are  complicated            enough  to  warrant  special  studies.  •  Engineering  firms  will  do  top-­‐to-­‐boMom  energy   studies.  •  In  addi;on  to  providing  recommenda;ons,  these   studies  also  provide  a  good  basic  overview  of   how  energy  flows  through  a  building.  Directors   and  concerned  owners  are  well-­‐served  to  have  a   holis;c  acquaintance  with  all  the  systems.  
  • 10. Useful  Links  DC  Benchmarking  hMp://green.dc.gov/energybenchmarking  Energy  Audit  informa;on  hMp://globalresourcesnews.com/ashrae2  537  Energy  Conserva;on  Measures  hMp://dailyhomereno;ps.com/energy-­‐conserva;on/  Stories  about  efficient  condos  and  co-­‐ops  hMp://globalresourcesnews.com/focus-­‐condominium    Stay  in  touch:  robert@globalresourcesnews.com    

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