How to Think Green in Multifamily This Summer

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What Does it Mean to be Eco-Friendly?

So many of us are working towards a greener world to benefit our environment as found on EcoCult. While there are efforts you can make in your personal life, you can also use your role as a property manager to make sure your community is as sustainable as possible.

Create an Eco-Friendly Community

By creating an eco-friendly community, you will ultimately be creating a better place for your residents and the generations to come. Conserve Energy Future is an informative guide to transitioning your apartment community to an eco-friendly lifestyle. Start with the most obvious and resident-engaging actions.

  • Replace products to conserve energy, especially lighting.
  • Install water-efficient products.
  • Check for water leaks.
  • Weather-protect windows and doors.
  • Recycle old appliances and furniture.
  • Plant trees to deliver oxygen and shade.
  • Engage your residents and implement a community garden.
  • Introduce composting for nutrient-rich, garden soil.

Encourage an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

When transitioning to an eco-friendly environment, engage with your residents by promoting your efforts. Encourage participation to promote energy efficiency, as found on the National Apartment Association (NAA).

As the NAA article shared, “apartment residents are attitudinally more environmentally conscious compared to homeowners.” Give your residents information, as found on Forbes, to help them conserve energy and keep their apartments cooler during the hot summer months.

Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Boost to Your Community’s Value

By investing in energy efficiencies, as found on Forbes, you’re not only having a positive effect on our planet, you are also adding to your bottom line. Not to mention lower utility bills for your residents.

Build a Sustainable Environment to Attract Long-Term Residents

As you build an environmental-friendly community, you will also be attracting residents that will value your commitment to a greener world. At Marquette Management, we’re here to bring the best in apartment lifestyles in and around Naperville, IL as well as other great cities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Texas. 

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