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Avoid Pitfalls – a Planning Guide to...
Avoid Pitfalls – a Planning Guide to...

As the Electric Vehicle (EV) market in multifamily charges up (yes, I am trying to be funny), there are a lot of articles about why you should install and what to consider.  However, none of the articles I am reading seem to look into the future to answer “What happens when your 250 unit property has 100+ Electric Vehicles?”   To go along with that question, here are several other questions or comments that may help you create a strategy to address this fast-approaching reality.  Infrastructure related questions/comments: Can your community continue to easily add additional charger infrastructure (circuits, conduit, charging stand platforms, etc.) when needed or does each... Read more

L.A. is banning most gas appliances in new homes....

Citing the climate crisis, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to ban most gas appliances in new construction, a policy that’s expected to result in new homes...

Saving the environment can save you money....

Americans are becoming increasingly worried about global warming, according to a study carried out by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. This increase in...

How Conservation Can Help the Cost-Effectiveness...

There are many ways to increase the net operating income (NOI) of your property. Across the country, property owners are searching for ways to increase their revenue...

5 Summer Maintenance Checklist Items for...

A surplus of maintenance issues is expected on the first weekend of summer in multifamily communities so beat the calls and requests with this summer maintenance...

How to get an EV charger installed at an...
How to get an EV charger installed at an...

Chalk it up to record-breaking gas prices or the fact that automakers are finally making the kinds of electric vehicles that people actually want to buy, EVs are selling faster than ever before. Zero-emissions cars currently account for 12% of new vehicle sales in California, according to the nonprofit EV advocacy group VELOZ. Still, renters have been slow to buy in. In Los Angeles, nearly 70% of residents lease an apartment or condominium, yet only 14% of EV drivers are renters, according to a recent survey from Plug in America. A lack of chargers at older apartment buildings and condominiums is one major cause, but California renters who meet certain criteria can change... Read more

Steps to Make Your Community Smoke-Free

We’ve already covered how Smoking Is Bad for Business and Why Landlords And Homeowners Should Go Smoke-free. However, a crucial step in creating real change for...

Apartment Owners Lean Into Technology To Meet...

From green rooftops to energy reporting software, technology is playing a starring role in helping apartment owners meet aggressive ESG targets. When BlackRock CEO...

Climate Change May Trigger Significant Shifts in...

Investors must begin to prepare for the possibility of societal and economic disruption fueled by this dimension of climate risk. Climate change may trigger a...

Energy conservation = Cost savings

Are You Transforming Energy Conservation Into Multifamily Savings? Livable strives to promote conservation through billing and education. Our team is dedicated to...