Ice Dams: Getting to the Root of the Issue

With winter storm season in full swing, it's a good time to think about dealing with recurring and damaging ice dams.  Ice damming is a common issue for multifamily building owners in colder climates, especially in regions that have older building stock. But ice dams are a preventable and solvable problem.

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Top 5 Links For Green Geeks

Fun fact: today is National Pie Day. Enjoy! But if you don't feel like indulging your sweet tooth, instead here are five links that will satisfy your hankering for building science. So peruse away, give some feedback, and be sure to share with friends at this weekend's parties.

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Green Property Management: Cleaning Products for Multifamily Buildings

Multifamily property owners and managers may not realize the impact that cleaning products have on the environment and their tenants. Certain processes and ingredients can significantly impact indoor air quality and the health of residents. It's important (and easy!) to educate yourself and your residents on the benefits of green cleaning.

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America's Most Energy-Efficient States

Although America is not listed as one of the 10 most energy-efficient countries in the world on the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, what it does have are some promising states that could lead the way in making the U.S. more energy efficient. Today, we take a closer look at some U.S. states and see how they are becoming pioneers in energy conservation.

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Free Energy Benchmarking for Affordable Housing!

If you are an owner or manager of affordable, multifamily housing, you know too well that the sector is often overlooked by efficiency programs, despite lacking the financial resources to invest in building improvements. In fact, according to a 2013 study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), reducing electric consumption by 15% and natural gas consumption by 30% (reasonable targets for comprehensive retrofits), the U.S. could save $3.4 billion per year in utility costs in the multifamily and affordable housing stock.

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Investment-Grade Energy Audits 101

An energy audit is an examination of a building for energy efficiency improvement purposes. Through analysis of energy usage, building characteristics, weather data, and the typical usage of the building, an energy audit uncovers energy conservation opportunities.  These measures are then assessed to identify savings and improve the quality of life within the building. See if an investment-grade audit is right for you and explore the alternatives.

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WegoWise Shares 5 New Year's Resolutions and Links

Whether you want to be a more informed citizen or just want to kill some time before 5:00 on a Friday, here's a look back at some of our favority energy efficiency resolutions and links.  So peruse away, give us some feedback, and be sure to share with others to make 2015 our "greenest year" yet.

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Energy-Efficient New Year's Resolutions

It's resolution time again, and in addition to “hitting the gym” and “eating more kale,” how about making 2015 the year that you positively impact the environment? Here are some resolutions and tips that will get your home, office, or rental property operating as efficiently as you plan to in the new year. 

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10 Things Your Boss Expects You to Know About NYC Benchmarking

New Year's Eve is right around the corner. And 2015 will bring many things including fresh resolutions, new opportunities, and your Local Law 84 (LL84) compliance deadline. Dazzle your boss by getting a jump on what you need to know about LL84 heading into the new year.

While the due date isn’t until May, now's the perfect time to prepare for the compliance process. We know that LL84 compliance can be confusing. In fact, research finds that 20% of the reports submitted have errors. But complying also provides valuable information for property managers that leads to real energy reductions and savings. So if compliance is your responsibility then WegoWise is here to help!

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