Doing Our Part...

Across the country, we put energy-saving initiatives in motion with the help of our dedicated Green Team. We developed the Green Team in 2012 as a way to highlight our passion for sustainability and the environment. Through our eco-minded initiatives, we aim to cut costs at our communities while attracting residents like you—people who want to heal our planet, and save money doing it.

Wherever We Can

After our utility partner performs an Energy Analysis, our Green Team creates a plan that can reduce energy use and costs at your community. For example, energy-saving features like low-flow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting in common areas, and more efficient HVAC systems can make an enormous impact on bills and natural resources. Whether we take a blanket approach at all of our communities, or have tactics planned just for yours, our Green Team is helping wherever we can.

 
 
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    50,743

    Aerators Installed

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    29,570

    Toilets Replaced

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    39,839

    Shower Heads Replaced

Who is the Green Team?

Our Green Team consists of team members throughout the company, from corporate to the community level. No matter their position, each person serves as an inspiring program ambassador for our Green Initiatives, seeing our strategies through and ultimately making a lasting difference. We’re proud of our accomplishments and will continue to strive towards a greener future for all of us.

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    Richard Stewart

    Green Team Project Manager

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    Nickolas Gates

    Project Analyst

 
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    209

    Properties Completed

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    629,507,005

    Gallons Saved

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    13,117,156

    Kilowatt Hours Saved

Every Drop Counts

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not the small changes you make really matter, consider this:

Each of us uses an average of 100 gallons of water per day – enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses! Just think how much water you can conserve if you become more water wary.

 

Cook Smart

Peel and clean vegetables in a bowl of water instead of under running water.

 

Speak Up

When you see an open hydrant, wayward sprinkler or broken pipe, tell the community team.

 

Test Your Tank

Add 12 drops of food coloring to your toilet tank and wait an hour. Look to see if any color seeped through the tank, into the toilet bowl. If so, you may have a leak. Time to call for maintenance.

 

Shorten Showers

Take short showers instead of baths, and consider using a shower timer. To make it fun, turn it into a game to see who can get the most “squeaky clean” in under three minutes!

 

Tap Out

Instead of letting the tap run until water gets cold, keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator, and use it to refill certified reusable water bottles instead of opting for single­use plastic ones.

 

Tap In

Place a bucket in your shower to capture the water that runs while you’re waiting for it to get hot. Use the water to water plants.

 
 

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” - The Lorax