Small scale and community-wide sustainability efforts can have an environmental impact. From simple lightbulb changes to water efficient landscaping, there are many steps an Association can take to reduce their carbon and energy footprint. Performing an energy audit, forming a green committee, and identifying eco-friendly initiatives in capital improvement projects can also foster member engagement … Read More ›
Homeowners are “going green” with small-scale sustainability efforts in an effort to reduce their energy footprint. Wind turbine, rain water collection, and composting systems have become viable renewable, clean energy options. In particular, residential solar technology has gained popularity due to accessible technology, streamlined equipment, and decreased installation costs.
Simultaneously, associations have evaluated how solar technology … Read More ›
Do you have a plan to address bed bugs in your association? These tiny bugs create anything but a small problem if not addressed aggressively and eradicated thoroughly. Though the below discussion is most relevant to large associations, all association board members should take note and consider implementing a bed bug plan to protect their … Read More ›
On December 27, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation (House Bill 4204, now known as Public Act 98-1135) aiming to protect condominium and other community association members throughout the state.
The new law would be effective on July 1, 2016 and introduce an Ombudsperson within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulations. The Ombudsperson’s responsibilities … Read More ›