Installing energy- and water-efficient products isn't just good for the environment. It can also be good for your bottom line. Making your property "greener" may help you attract and retain residents, reduce utility costs, and stay competitive with other communities in your area.
Saving Energy Saves Money
Improving energy efficiency in units can pay off over time with satisfied residents and higher retention rates. Adding ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, long-life LED lighting, and programmable thermostats shows your commitment to the environment and can help residents conserve the most energy and save on their utility bills.
To help conserve water, install low-flow fixtures like toilets, faucets, and showerheads throughout your property or facility. Low-flow products are an ideal solution when you want to reduce utility bills, cut back on water consumption, and stay compliant with government regulations. Plumbing products that carry the WaterSense® label have been certified to be at least 20% more efficient without sacrificing performance.
Poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) has been linked to many health issues, since most people spend most of their time inside. Help make indoor living and work environments cleaner and safer for everyone.
Today's residents and guests are much more environmentally conscious, so show them that you support green initiatives. Choosing reusable, reclaimed, and recyclable products helps you meet sustainability goals and may offer an additional value point to customers who care about reducing waste. You can also save money by using products made from postconsumer waste or recycled content.
Hazardous materials are destructive to the environment and harmful to human health. Containing accidental spills and safely disposing of dangerous waste helps protect the health of your employees and may help you avoid costly fines and litigation.
NOTICE: This information was prepared as general reference material only. This summary is not authoritative, as laws can be changed or amended over time. For specific compliance requirements and updates, please refer to the actual code language in your area or consult legal counsel.