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The Benefits Of Going Green

The Benefits Of Going Green

Posted on 22. May, 2013 by .

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Today, a record number of property management companies are experiencing the benefits of going green. The Green Property Management Course, offered by The National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) is designed to provide property managers with the training required to obtain the Credential for Green Property Management (CGPM).

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Shop Locally, Think Sustainably, and Manage Environmentally

Shop Locally, Think Sustainably, and Manage Environmentally

Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by .

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These are mainly good times for property managers. The number of new residents needing rental housing is increasing, rents are rising, and vacancies are filling up. On top of that we learned today (11/10/11) that the average rate on 30-year fixed mortgages fell below 4 percent for just the second time in history. Freddie Mac said the rate on the 30-year fixed loan fell to 3.99 percent, down from 4 percent last week. Five weeks ago, it dropped to a record low of 3.94 percent, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Increase Your Energy-Saving Awareness and Green Profits Will Follow

Increase Your Energy-Saving Awareness and Green Profits Will Follow

Posted on 14. Dec, 2011 by .

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As Property Managers, we are often measured by how we get along with our clients and residents. More and more we are also judged by the example we set as the “stewards” of the buildings and grounds that compose the properties we manage.

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Sustainable University 101

Sustainable University 101

Posted on 12. Oct, 2011 by .

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What do college campuses generate? Students. And what do students need? Rental housing.

This is certainly not news but what you might not know is that college and university campuses nationwide are implementing strategies to be more sustainable.

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Teaching an Old Dog a New Trick

Teaching an Old Dog a New Trick

Posted on 07. Jul, 2011 by .

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After reading about Max the Labrador, I’m thinking about introducing a new twist to our family walks. Max, who was rescued by his family from Orphans of the Storm, has learned how to recycle alongside his human family members. He actually fetches recyclable trash and helps his humans collect an enormous volume of litter by week’s end.

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Going Green Is Not “All Or Nothing”

Going Green Is Not “All Or Nothing”

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by .

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Your green journey depends on many factors — job, family, hobbies, personal values, physical abilities and many more. In that way, eco-consciousness is more of a spectrum.

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Keeping it Clean with Green Cleaning Products

Keeping it Clean with Green Cleaning Products

Posted on 01. Jun, 2011 by .

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Today, many people are voting with their dollars and buying more green household cleaning products. Choosing green cleaners is a great way to go green at the property management office and in your home.

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How Do You Vet Prospects for Eco-Consciousness?

How Do You Vet Prospects for Eco-Consciousness?

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by .

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First contact launches the screening process – green or otherwise – of potential tenants. Use this initial exchange, be it in person, by phone or via email, to highlight a few key green assets of your property. Even if the prospect isn’t entirely green-savvy, they will be put on notice that green principles rate high with you.

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Defining Green

Defining Green

Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by .

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Green to me is more about personal responsibility, weighing my own needs against the needs of those around me and the planet and seeing the big picture.

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Calculating the Value of a Green Tenant

Calculating the Value of a Green Tenant

Posted on 16. Mar, 2011 by .

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How do you calculate the value of an eco-conscious tenant? It goes well beyond a timely rent payment — a tenant can easily pay rent on time, while destroying your property from top to bottom.

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GPM Electric Vehicle’s Charging into the Future

GPM Electric Vehicle’s Charging into the Future

Posted on 16. Feb, 2011 by .

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The future is here when it comes to electric vehicles or EVs with several models now available to consumers. As gas prices continue their inexorable rise, property management professionals will have to contend with the demands of these new EV owners. The most obvious demand will be a need to access charging infrastructure; in other words, a place to plug in.

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Green Credentials for Property Managers

Green Credentials for Property Managers

Posted on 26. Oct, 2010 by .

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There has been a growing demand for green real estate that has initiated a market change from the ground up. More and more residents are choosing to live in green properties when given the option. Having a green certification helps you distinguish yourself as a leader in today’s competitive environment. In this way, becoming credentialed in green property management is attractive to tenants and owners alike.

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8 Ways You Can Run a Greener Property Management Business

8 Ways You Can Run a Greener Property Management Business

Posted on 17. Aug, 2010 by .

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You have probably heard that being “green” is a valuable marketing tool for property managers to use in order to attract new business and retain residents. However, maybe you don’t know where to begin? Below are some specific things you can do to green your office and your properties that will help the environment while saving you money long term.

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Survey Results: Going Green in the Property Management Industry

Survey Results: Going Green in the Property Management Industry

Posted on 21. Jul, 2010 by .

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In partnership with the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) we recently surveyed a group of residential property managers to better understand if and how they are using the green movement to grow their business. Here are the results.

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“Green” Property Managers Prepare to See the LED Light

“Green” Property Managers Prepare to See the LED Light

Posted on 29. Mar, 2010 by .

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The $100 billion global lighting industry is going through a radical change. New residential, office and retail buildings are abandoning fluorescent lighting in favor of LEDs, or light-emitting diodes. These tiny, energy-efficient, long-lasting and amazingly bright points of light are being inspiring companies like GE and Philips to shift production from incandescent bulbs to LED.

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What Exactly Are We Conserving? A Deeper Look at Green

What Exactly Are We Conserving? A Deeper Look at Green

Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by .

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For lots of reasons, more and more people are becoming interested in the environment – some from an altruistic motivation, others from a purely economical or utilitarian perspective. However, the reality is that we, the people the-world-over, have wholly abused our local ecologies…

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Renewals that Go Green!

Renewals that Go Green!

Posted on 11. Mar, 2010 by .

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One of the top trends for this year, much like last year, is “Being Green”, but being a little green isn’t enough. Now you’ve got to try to be greener than the guy down the street. Luckily, despite Kermit’s mantra, it is getting exceptionally easy to be green!

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