Energy Star is a government-backed certification representing energy efficiency and providing a reliable source of information for better decision making. A large array of products can merit the Energy Star certification such as household appliances, lighting, electronics, windows, and heating & cooling systems. In order to be certified, an appliance must be submitted to a variety of tests and[...]
 
 
 
We are proud be a leader in energy economy with the implementation of solar lights in our communities. Three years ago, solar lights were installed in the parking lots and pathways of two of our largest communities: Forest Ridge Apartments & Townhomes and Parkway Park, in Ottawa. Our solar lights store energy from the sun throughout the day and use it when the evening comes to ensure the safet[...]
 
 
 
It is no secret that electric cars contribute to reducing our environmental impact and it is with that in mind that we made available an electric car charging station at LIV Apartments in Ottawa. It was about 3 years ago that the charging station was installed in the parking lot of the property. The EVlink station, a Schneider Electric product, can service two cars at once and is available year-ro[...]
 
 
 
At CLV Group, we aim to reduce our environmental impact through multiple initiatives, in our properties and our offices. Did you know that 10 of our communities across Quebec and Ontario are equipped with a smart thermostat in every unit? That’s a total of 1,995 units! See below a list of the communities in question: - Riviera Apartments (Aylmer, Quebec) - LIV Apartments (Ottawa, Ontario) [...]
 
 
 
Earth Day is recognized worldwide on April 22nd. Let’s do our part in improving our planet! We all know that making an impact on our environment takes more than one day. Try spending the month of April being more environmentally conscious and see if you can instill new habits into your everyday life. Give these ideas a try: • Switch from Ziploc bags and single-use plastics in your lunches to Tup[...]
 
 
 
On Tuesday, November 13th, 2018, the Energy Management team at CLV Group and InterRent REIT held their first ever and first annual Energy Hunt at Forest Ridge Apartments. The Energy Hunt is part of a larger initiative to help educate staff on how to identify inefficiencies at their respective properties and how to deal with them properly. The ultimate goal is to help improve every efficiency am[...]
 
 
 
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[...]