Many property managers accept high utility bills as a necessary – if painful – cost of doing business. True, we need energy to keep our homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. We’re also fond of our high-tech security systems and all those digital devices that power our 24/7 lives. While energy […]
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Research shows that some tenants are willing to pay more for apartment homes managed by property teams with a focus on environmental responsibility. There are other benefits to targeting the “green crowd” with advertising efforts.
You’ve likely already addressed the main staples of your building’s eco-friendly performance when it comes to energy assessments, water use, and green building principles and general practices. However, many of the little things that really make a green community truly green may still need addressing. Residents across the nation are into trends, and fortunately, being green is a trend – one that’s hopefully here to stay.
Research and development over the past several decades have consistently reduced energy consumption in the US. But, did you know that the National Academy of Engineering predicts we will use almost 70% more energy in 2040 unless we continue to reduce energy intensity sufficiently enough to offset growth and economic conditions?
Are you planning renovations or repairs to your building? If so, it’s a great time to take advantage of innovative ideas that will help you improve your building’s Eco Performance. Here are some things you can do to make your buildings more environmentally friendly.
Energy efficiency and going green continue to be focal points of property owners. While there are clearly environmental benefits to more efficient use of natural resources, there are also significant dollar savings you can realize by improving the energy efficiency of your properties. A good first step is to have an energy audit performed by […]
The environmental benefits to “going green” are well known. For rental property owners and managers there are also significant costs savings to be realized, as well. Here are some areas in which you might consider making green investments and saving money. Electricity Savings Consider tinting windows and planting shade trees. Trees on the east and […]
The imperative to “go green” is becoming more central to today’s property management world. Going beyond a simple moral imperative connected to environmental sustainability, going green is also about the way we do business in general. Of course saving the planet from ecological collapse is vital. On top of this, it’s good to know that […]
Did you know the term going green doesn’t just mean being environmentally conscious, it also means saving money? Who wouldn’t want to do that? All too often, property managers forget that an energy efficient property is the best way to cut costs, add value to a rental space, and appeal to an all new set […]
If you manage a large residential building and are looking for a way to go a little bit greener with the property, then a community garden is a great thing to introduce. It is something that residents will appreciate, since they do not have green space of their own, and it will be beneficial to […]