Tag Archives: Green
Posted on 19. May, 2015 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
While many property managers have consciously made changes in their daily habits to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint, are you doing as much as you can to make your office a little greener? If you feel like you’d like to make a greater environmental impact, here are some suggestions to try in your […]
Posted on 07. May, 2015 by Vanessa Naranjo.
Improving energy efficiency can save property managers a ton, but deploying a solution can be a costly. As a result of this “upfront investment of traditional sub-metering” many property owners put off executing a plan. That was the motivation behind the creation of the Power Patch. Multifamily Executive recently shared a post detailing how the power patch […]
Posted on 14. Feb, 2013 by Mary Girsch-Bock.
While there are several long term investments you can make to reduce your carbon footprint such as installing low flow toilets in each apartment, or xeriscaping the lawn to reduce water consumption, there are several easy, inexpensive things you can do to conserve energy and leave the environment just a little bit cleaner and your carbon footprint a little bit lighter.
Posted on 04. Aug, 2012 by Bryan Ives.
We work with many property managers that are constantly looking for ways to reduce their dependence on paper in order save money, time and the environment.
Posted on 10. Nov, 2011 by Jennifer Newton.
College and university campuses are increasingly defining sustainable practices for their campus communities. This is, in turn, raising the bar for students’ off-campus expectations.
If your property is near enough to a campus to provide housing to students or staff, take a moment to assess any green attributes that could be leveraged to attract eco-conscious tenants. If you discover your property doesn’t have much to boast about, let this exercise be an incentive to you to explore adding a few green assets to your property.
Posted on 13. Sep, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
In California, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed the Renter’s Right to Recycle Act, requiring landlords to offer recycling bins and services for cans, plastic and paper in complexes with five or more apartment units.
Posted on 28. Jun, 2011 by Marc Courtenay.
Summer time is prime time to remember both electricity and water conservation ideas. If your residents use electricity as the main energy source for their air conditioning and food preparation needs, there are effective ways to save both energy and money.
Posted on 13. May, 2011 by Aimee Miller.
Anyone who lives in a house or apartment has to pay energy bills. Not only can these bills be expensive, you only find out what you owe after the month is over. Now homeowners and renters can use home-electricity monitors to watch energy use and see what it costs in real time. The device is hooked up to the breaker box and from there it wirelessly transmits the data to a display unit.
Posted on 29. Mar, 2011 by Marc Courtenay.
There might not any “free lunches”, but hundreds of utility companies around the nation are offering free consultations and reviews on how to stop wasting both energy and money. The idea is to figure out how to use less energy and yet make your rental properties more comfortable for residents at a meaningful saving in costs.
Posted on 10. Nov, 2009 by Marc Courtenay.
The smartest tip I can give to a “green” property manager is to let all your residents and prospective residents know that you’re an environmentally-thoughtful manager. This sends the message that you care about the properties you manage and the well-being of the people who rent or lease those properties. It also tells the community […]
Posted on 08. Oct, 2009 by Marc Courtenay.
The “science” of being an effective Residential Property Manager changes with the times and the priorities that our society establishes. Part 1 of this article covers ways in which property managers attract and retain residents with green incentives. Today’s homeowners and home-renters are motivated to save energy and be “earth friendly.” That is why the […]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by Marc Courtenay.
There has never been a better time for creative ways to attract and retain the kind of residents you want to rent or lease your properties. Appealing to thoughtful, conscientious and responsible people is actually easier than you think. When I was a practicing counselor (I have an M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in […]