Condo Law for Albertans is a project of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta (CPLEA) (legal name: Legal Resource Centre), a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people understand the law as it affects their everyday lives. We develop plain language online tools, publications, and presentations to help people recognize and respond to their legal rights and responsibilities.
The Green Home Energy Toolkit provides tools, tests and information to help you understand your household energy use and help you identify some ways to save energy and money.
To sign out the toolkit, visit Edmonton Public Library and place one on hold.In 2015 Consumer Information, Energy Efficiency, Guide Book
The government of Alberta is about to institute a major change in its condominium laws. Along with changes to the law itself, this provides an opportunity to review the mechanism through which Alberta consumers are educated regarding this complex legislation.
This document is the result of a study funded by the Alberta Real Estate Foundation in which the program in Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Alberta School of Business, scanned and examined best practices around the world regarding communicating key aspects of condominium legislation and services to industry participants with a specific focus on condominium buyers and owners.
In 2013 Condominium Legislation, Consumer Information
Condominiums present a unique challenge when it comes to becoming more energy efficient. That’s why the Green Condo Guide was developed. It lays out ways condo boards or condo managers can make their buildings more energy efficient and save residents money. It also includes case studies of condos that have done upgrades and saved substantially.In 2014 Affordability, Consumer Information, Energy Efficiency, Environment, Green Building, Guide Book, Sustainability, Urban Planning
It’s every homeowner’s nightmare: You buy a home, move in, then find out there’s an abandoned gas well beneath, leaking and contaminating your property.
Think it can’t happen to you? It can. According to the Energy Resources Conservation Board in November 2012 over 150,000 abandoned wellsites dotted the Alberta landscape, making it essential that buyers do their homework.
“These nightmares happen because of gaps between what Albertans should know, could know and actually do know about their environment,” says Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel and author of a new Environmental Law Centre publication, What Lies Beneath? Access to Environmental Information in Alberta.
In 2009 Consumer Information, Consumer Research, Environment, Guide Book, Industry Research, Land Use, Policy and Legal
Topics include the affordability and availability of housing and commercial space, homelessness, regional planning, planning for population and demographic changes, and creating engaging public spaces. This issue features case studies from Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Camrose, and Cold Lake, and includes interviews with members of Alberta’s real estate community. A preview version of Curb’s “Boomtowns” issue is available here, and a full version is available through the CRSC website.In 2013 Affordability, Consumer Information, Land Use, Urban Planning
Are you a REALTOR® that has clients new to Canmore? Help them feel more at home: Give them a Sustainable Action Canmore booklet. Hard copies available from the Biosphere Institute.In 2013 Consumer Information, Environment, Land Use, REALTORS® Information, Rural, Stewardship, Sustainability
Green Acreages Guide primer was developed to coincide with the Green Acreages guide. The primer contains introductory information from the guide that acreage owners can use to begin thinking about best management practices.In 2012 Consumer Information, Environment, Guide Book, Industry Education, Land Use, Rural, Stewardship, Water
Formerly the Legal Resource Centre. A series of brochures produced addressing numerous concerns of Alberta Seniors with regards to rental and home ownership. These include Life Leases, Renting out a Room in Your Home, Renting a Condominium, Reverse Mortgages.In 2010 Community Research, Consumer Information, Housing, Policy and Legal
The intent of the recommendations in this report is to ensure that properties used as illegal drug operations produce no adverse health effects or building code implications that will hinder their resale or habitation. This report describes particular contaminants and hazards of marihuana grow operations and methamphetamine labs. Recommendations for education, communication, organization, roles and responsibilities, and reporting are also included in this report.
Grant #: 2009-19
Author: Alberta Real Estate Association
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