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Residential windows have an anticipated service life in the range of 35 to 45 years but may require replacement in half of that time if problems develop. The timeframe is the same for new windows or windows installed 20 years ago, and depends on the quality of the design, fabrication, and installation.
Live-in superintendents in multifamily buildings continue to have little protection in Ontario law. Earlier hints that the provincial government might move quickly to guarantee entitlement to the minimum wage, overtime pay, set working hours with food breaks and public holidays proved unfounded when proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) were introduced, in Bill 148, in June.
As a multi-residential rental building ages, maintenance costs rise and landlords are increasingly faced with the challenge of keeping costs down while adhering to the expectations of today’s green tenants. One way to reduce energy costs while protecting the environment is solar power generation. But there and pros and cons of solar panels when it comes to apartment buildings.
Small and medium sized businesses in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick have been promised about $155 million to cushion the initial shock of fuel surcharges when the first phase of the four-year incremental rollout of carbon pricing begins next spring.
Individuals and families in rural Alberta will soon have access to modular housing via a new government-funded shipping container project developed through the Alberta Rural Development Network.