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Energy Efficiency Offerings

Posted By Karen King

Energy efficiency is always a hot topic. Now more than ever, there are programs targeted to our home and condo owners. The LED lighting perks are always one of Karen King & Associates Inc.’s  favourites.
We have been asked about the currently energy savings programs

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New #Calgary #Condominium #Composting Requirement Effective November 1, 2017

Posted By Karen King

Calgary has made its new composting requirements official. Starting November 1, 2017, Calgary condominiums will be required to separate out food and yard waste and provide a collection program for this composting.
More specifically, the City of Calgary has the following requirements:

Provide on-site

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Secure Your Condo! Part 2 of 2 (For Condo Boards)

Posted By josh

For condo boards the onus is on you and your managers to maintain the integrity of the building. This goes beyond the bounds of routine maintenance and reserve fund projects. The following list contains several areas your condo board can focus on to heighten your security

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Secure Your Condo! Part 1 of 2 (For Owners and Residents)

Posted By josh

The cold weather setting in, paired with the hard economic year in Alberta, is causing crime to thrive. Since 2003 crime rates have been steadily trending down. In 2015 we saw the first upward swing in over a decade. The crime severity index states for

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Do You Know Where Your HOA/Condo Fees Are Going?

Posted By Karen King

It’s sad but true. Most owners dutifully pay their obligated fees, but few truly know where their dollars go.
The annual budget is truly important, as it reflects the decisions the condominium board has made. If your condominium fees are too high, this is the first document

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#Parkade #Lighting – #Green #Savings!

Posted By Karen King

Benefits

There are many benefits to improving parkade lighting:

Lower maintenance costs

LED lighting systems are generally maintenance free for up to 50,000 hours of operation
Induction lighting systems are often maintenance free for up to 100,000 hours of operation


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10 Ways to #Improve Your #Doorway

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10 Ways to #Improve Your #Doorway

Posted By Karen King

It is all well and good for me to blog about how to improve your outdoor space in order to increase the value of your home, but it is useless unless I give you concrete examples of how to do this! So here are the top

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The Impact of #Carbon #Tax

Posted By Karen King

Let’s be honest. The carbon tax will increase the utility costs of your condominium significantly. For natural gas it will increase $1.01/GJ in 2017 and $1.52/GJ in 2018. The electrical costs will increase at the generation level as well.
So what can we do about

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Quick Tips to Saving Energy in Condos

Posted By Cole Romaniuk

Why not save more energy where possible to lower your bills and contribute to a greener environment? Here are somethings within your reach to do it.
First, it is important to look around your unit for holes, leaks, and other damages to the unit’s structure

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Condo VS. Individual Insurance – What You Should Know

Posted By Cole Romaniuk

Condo Corporation Insurance:

A Condominium Corporation refers to the collection of individual units and the land these reside on, whereas an unit owner obtains a title to space within a unit
Condo Insurance is regulated by the Alberta Condominium Property Act and Regulations and

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