Hiring Environmentalists Is Good for Business

There’s nothing more satisfying than working for someone who shares the same values as you do. It shouldn’t take hard statistics to tell you that when working in a place that shares your passions and concerns, your morale will stay up and motivation will be harder to lose. Well, if a simple statement doesn’t do…

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OPINION PIECE: DESIGNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

We are living in a rapidly changing world. Although some of the concerns we’ve had in the previous generations are still relevant, pressing and very real new problems are quickly creeping up. Despite having the technology, we are not directly putting ourselves close enough to the problem to see it. Complex issues such as global…

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Adding Value to Your Building

It’s no longer a secret that utility costs are rising steadily in Toronto. Let’s say that your condo association can’t effectively manage this crippling trend – what are you going to do? Most importantly, what are some meaningful things that you can do now? One of the best ways to cut costs for your condo…

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SETTING THE MOOD WITH LEDS

Most of us already know about the importance of caring for our environment and are taking steps to integrate environmentally-friendly practices in our lives. Especially in Vancouver, we’ve established a culture of recycling, minimizing waste, and overall, being more mindful consumers. However, some of these steps can be difficult and/or time-consuming, and at times, we…

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Getting rid of the itch in your home

As we have slowly come to learn since the turn of the 21st century, it has become increasingly convenient to live sustainably. Especially in Vancouver, where we live proudly as residents of the Green City, we’ve done some major changes from how we trash, to how we drive, and now, to how we stay warm….

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Helping property managers and stratas find the best local professional services

Procuring services is a critical activity among property managers and condo associations in their day-to-day operations. Finding high quality service providers, communicate with them, managing all of the quotes and related documentation, and negotiate the best price require significant time and resources. FIRMOGRAM is an online service-oriented marketplace that is focused specifically towards solving this…

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Hot condo market big opportunity for landscapers

With new condo properties continuing to pop up all over most Canadian cities, the market for landscaping  these properties is huge – and it’s only getting bigger. The challenge for most small landscaping contractors is getting noticed by either the condo associations or the property management companies that contract services on their behalf. It can…

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