Q&A: Sustainable Operations Practices From FirstService Residential

Kelly Dougherty, director of energy management at FirstService Energy, explains how the company handles expenses and maximizes operating budgets to enhance building efficiencies.

Developing and implementing long-term efficiency strategies to reduce energy use, emissions and costs can be challenging, especially with the legislation changing frequently.

As FirstService Energy’s director of energy management, Kelly Dougherty works with industry leaders and government agencies to keep property managers informed. FirstService Energy is FirstService Residential’s internal advisory subsidiary, created to provide recommendations for energy management strategies that enhance building efficiencies. Dougherty discussed with Multi-Housing News the practices FirstService Energy uses throughout its portfolio, the challenges she currently faces and what she believes will make a difference in the future for property operations and sustainability.

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