Tag Archives: Water Efficiency

Turning Over a Green Leaf

Turning Over a Green Leaf

Posted on 22. Jun, 2011 by .

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By taking steps to reduce the water and energy used by homes, management may be able to extend the life of existing systems, attract conscientious, green renters and increase operating income.

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Apartment Communities Are Going Green

Apartment Communities Are Going Green

Posted on 29. Nov, 2010 by .

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Here are some bullet point tips to help you go green at your apartment community. These ideas only scratch the surface, but every little bit helps!

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Water and Energy: An Intimate Connection

Water and Energy: An Intimate Connection

Posted on 11. Nov, 2010 by .

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With over 30% of U.S counties projected to suffer severe water shortages by 2050, it seems prudent for independent rental owners and property managers to consider upgrades to fixtures and faucets to help ensure supplies well into the future. Reducing water consumption has the added benefit of lowering charges for sewage, electricity and other fuels used for pumping and heating the water.

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A Drop Saved Is A Drop Earned: Helping Residents Conserve Water Helps You

A Drop Saved Is A Drop Earned: Helping Residents Conserve Water Helps You

Posted on 06. Jun, 2010 by .

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Many people have heard of the term ‘peak oil’, but most are unfamiliar with a new concept called ‘peak water’. This refers to the practice of using more fresh water than the natural water cycle can provide. Peak water is currently resulting in fresh water shortages across the United States.

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A Comprehensive Drought Tolerant Landscape Plan

A Comprehensive Drought Tolerant Landscape Plan

Posted on 11. May, 2010 by .

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Water management districts across the United States are enacting mandates to encourage water conservation. Landscaping often accounts for up to 30% of a property’s water consumption, but with proper maintenance and planning a green property manager may be able to bring that percentage closer to zero.

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Green Home Certification Programs

Green Home Certification Programs

Posted on 13. Apr, 2010 by .

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In most markets it may be difficult to justify the return on investment for green home certification for existing houses, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something to be learned from these programs.

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