Planting a small garden is a great way to add colour and life to your balcony, and herb gardens in particular make especially good choices. Compared to vegetables and certain flowers, herbs are fairly low maintenance to grow and do not require an experienced green thumb or special treatment other than regular watering. While most varieties do better in sunny conditions, they are quite robust and m[...]
 
 
 
We know you love your pets and want to keep them safe. With this summer’s scorching temperatures, it’s important to consider keeping your pets safe and cool at home if you’re away from your apartment and don’t have access to an air conditioner. We’ve put together some handy tips that will help you keep your furry friend safe. Trust us, your pet is always wearing a fur coat – they will thank you[...]
 
 
 
We all look forward to summer – the beautiful weather, enjoying the sunshine, sitting on a patio – but summer inside your apartment on a hot day can be rough, especially on your hydro bill. Saving energy applies to any season, and there are small changes you can make that will make a big difference on your next hydro bill. We put together some easy tips for you to follow to keep some cash in yo[...]
 
 
 
Throughout the month of June, LIV Apartments set out a campaign with residents to save energy by making small changes at home. The energy consumption was tracked and compared to that of June 2017. To showcase the savings, LIV Apartments committed to planting 1 tree for every 25000 kWh of energy saved. Together, we were able to save enough energy to plant 150 trees at Forest Ridge Apartments and[...]
 
 
 
CLV Group’s Energy Management team in conjunction with LIV Apartments recently introduced the addition of a cogeneration system to the already impressive lineup of sustainable initiatives. As a leader in energy management within the rental market, the new system will be one of the first in a residential building within the City of Ottawa. The technology will effectively increase energy efficiency [...]
 
 
 
LIV Apartments is committed to operating in an environmentally friendly manner. To help improve our efficiency even more, we're holding a campaign for residents to get involved! For the month of June, we will be tracking our energy consumption, compared to June 2017, to see how much energy we can save as a community. To showcase the savings, we will be planing the amount of trees it would take to [...]
 
 
 
Did you know that CLV Group has an energy management team working towards reducing our environmental footprint and improving the efficiency of our buildings? LIV Apartments underwent a complete transformation to provide our residents with a comfortable and efficient living experience. “Today’s tenants are looking for not just the lowest possible utility cost for their apartment. They also want to[...]
 
 
 
Looking to save on energy costs this winter? Whether you live in a CLV Group apartment or townhome, we’ve compiled our top 10 tips to helping you save this winter! Ensure the dishwasher is full before you run it Remember to always turn off and/or unplug lighting before going to bed or leaving your home Keep your air vents clear of furniture and appliances so that air can circulate m[...]
 
 
 
Montreal attracts floods of tourists each year. And now, more locals are catching on that instead of vacationing elsewhere, they can find all that they need and more to enjoy the summer at home. For some inspiration and ideas on what to do when planning a Montreal staycation this fall, check out some of these popular ideas below. Browse Through the Old Port Markets The Old Port markets are a mus[...]
 
 
 
In honour of Earth Day on April 22nd, we have put together some tips for how you can go green in your CLV Group apartment. Compost Although composting in an apartment can have its challenges, your city may have a program to help you out. Reach out to your city to see how you can get involved. Regrow Vegetables and Herbs Your balcony is a great place to grow vegetables and herbs. If you don’t h[...]