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January 16, 2017

What About Asset Value?

The movement towards buildings that are designed with occupants and the environment in mind is at full force, but how tangible are the benefits from an asset management perspective? In 2012, the Institute for Building Efficiency, an initiative of Johnson Controls, found that the benefits of a green building extends beyond lower energy bills. Green…

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February 4, 2016

The Cost of Water Waste

High volume water leaks often come from toilets. They are hard to detect and are usually caused by worn or misaligned parts. A toilet that continues to run after flushing could be wasting 20-40 litres of water per hour – that’s 175,000 to 350,000 litres per year, enough water to fill a swimming pool, and…

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August 28, 2015

Water is Life

How long could you survive without water? You could probably survive a few weeks without water for cooking, but most people wouldn’t survive for more than 3 days without water to drink. After all, our bodies are made out of approximately 65% of water. As of January 2015, at least 1,838 drinking water advisories were…

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March 19, 2015

Running a Water Efficient Pool

Everyone’s pool is a different size and cleanliness varies – but every time you backwash your filter, you’re using between 570 to 1140 litres of water. A pre-filter for your pool’s skimmer basket will reduce the frequency of backwashing by filtering out very small particles of pollen, bugs, and debris. This will help your pool become…

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September 2, 2014

How to Increase Water Efficiency & Lower Utility Bills

As a property manager, why should you care about water efficiency? One reason is that it’s good for the planet. The other is that it’s good for your bottom line. The fiscal, environmental, and moral reasons for water efficiency and conservation are clear enough, so this post will cover the steps for making conservation a…

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