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Better Buildings Initiative

Better Buildings Initiative

Posted on 06. Apr, 2011 by .

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Who knew there was a link between energy savings at your local property management office and job creation on a national level?

Yet President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative connects the two. According to the President, “[m]aking our buildings more energy efficient is one of the fastest, easiest and cheapest ways to save money, combat pollution and create jobs right here in the United States of America.”

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Does Green Property Management Pay Off?

Does Green Property Management Pay Off?

Posted on 03. Sep, 2010 by .

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Even though we haven’t seen lots of mainstream media stories about the benefits of a “Green” approach to property management, the subject is “hot”. Well, maybe not as “hot” as a story about Geothermal Energy or how to install solar panels on your roof to create your own hot water. But the “Green and Clean” consciousness is actually growing more than ever.

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Recycling Resources for Abandoned Property

Recycling Resources for Abandoned Property

Posted on 28. Jun, 2010 by .

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A recurring problem for many property managers today is that the resident moves out but leaves behind this or her household items. This is such a problem in school dormitories that colleges now have year-end auctions just to try to unload the stuff. Amazingly, much of it is perfectly usable electronics equipment, furniture, kitchenware, small appliances and rugs.

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Creating Your Reputation as a “Green” Property Manager

Creating Your Reputation as a “Green” Property Manager

Posted on 27. Apr, 2010 by .

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The smartest tip I can give to a green property manager is to let all your clients and everyone else know that you’re serious about being a green property manager. This sends the message that you care about the properties you manage and the residents that live there. It also tells the community that you run a first-rate property management business, and that’s an important message.

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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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