WVH Energy Committee-Meeting May 9th

WVH Energy Committee

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM , 700 Washington Street (WVH Building Management Office)

AGENDA:  Window Presentation: Sprice Contracting/PellaWindows    •  PSD Introductory Meeting/Next Steps    •  WVH Heat Pump Project/Status   •  Energy Committee/Shareholder Communications

All interested shareholders are encouraged to attend

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Energy Audit-

WVH Energy Committee Shareholders,
The WVH Energy Committee has completed interviews with three (3) very qualified and viable companies for a full comprehensive Energy Audit. The process has moved to selecting one of the following candidates for submission to the WVH Board of Directors for contractual Agreement. The three (3) candidates are: Continue reading

RISE TO THE FUTURE A development reflection by Joe Nardelli

A development reflection by Joe Nardelli
November 11, 2011
Hello fellow residents of the WVH. I hope you will accept this late response to the
“Interim” First Open Informational Meeting held by the new Executive Board in
September. I found it to be lively, pointed and a stride into a hopeful future for WVH
residents in terms of representation of our shared interests and equities. Politics as
usual were set aside (almost). That was refreshing. And in case you didn’t hear I
would like to share a point I made that evening.
I spoke briefly on the topic of our future, specifically regarding all of the repairs that
are projected, happening now, or soon to be taken on by management. As I sat there
I calculated in my mind the costs of all of the projects Continue reading

Transition Meeting Proposed-Joe N.

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if a transition meeting has yet been scheduled with Douglas Elliman and Gail Davis? I understand Gail Davis has generously volunteered her time to bring the new “manager-to-be” up to speed and I was wondering if anyone from the Energy Committee will be attending? I was also wondering if anyone from the Board will be attending the transitional meetings Are these meetings open? Are they being coordinated by Douglas Elliman or the Board? Is Douglas Elliman the only source for managers recommendations for our complex? Big questions, I know. But I was curious… Can I attend the meetings as a shareholder? Or are any other shareholders interested in attending? I think it would be a fantastic opportunity to learn the inner-working of WVH from the ground up. I’ll be happy to take notes and share with our entire community. Anyone else think so? Thank you Gail for all the years of hard work you put into WVH!!! Joe Nardelli

Winterizing your air conditioner sleeves-A.Quinn

Winterizing your air conditioner sleeves:If you have old (original) air conditioner sleeves, there is a supply of outside covers which WVH has in storage and which you can access. (Last year’s estimate from management was that about 200 were available). I trust one may timely get them by calling management office. 212-255-2035.

If you have new Friedrich sleeves, the old covers won’t fit/work. You can order the following from Ann at
Johnstone Supply, 718-545-4896.  This is the distributor Friedrich recommends.

Outer panel – metal – $31.11 + tax and shipping.
Inner panel (which is for an empty sleeve (no AC unit in it): laminated cardboard – 10.00; metal $25.56 (+ tax and shipping)
Note:  The laminated cardboard outer panels are no longer available.

Both Ann and a gentleman with whom she works said that, as an aesthetic choice, they would go with cardboard inner (of course with metal outer) if one has an empty sleeve.

Instructions for installing new Friedrich outer panels: Continue reading

Obama speaks of WVH (well sort of)

In a wonderful Email sent by neighbor Aysha, it shows even Pres. Obama is for better windows and better insulation..he even calls it “sexy”. So c’mon WVH don’t we want to be sexy? It’s time to throw some of our hard earned money to keep us sexy warm in the winter and sexy cool in the summer. Enough talking about “duct taping windows” or “putting old plastic bags over the sleeves” its a shame to even let neighbors have to resort to such things…really duct taping? nice…..it’s time to demand proper windows and insulation. Thanks Aysha!! Great Job!!

To view the video here is the link: Pres. Obama and WVH