Did you know that smart property management practices can actually significantly contribute to sustainable living in apartments? Implementing green property management tips benefits the environment and can also lead to greater cost savings for the property owner and residents.

Here are some of our suggestions on the best ways to promote sustainability in your apartment community.

Energy-Efficient Lighting

You can start by installing energy-efficient LED or CFL bulbs in the common areas of the community and encourage the residents to do the same in their units. Also, consider motion sensor lighting in shared spaces to ensure the lights are only on when actually needed.

Appliance Upgrades

Invest in Energy-Star-rated appliances for all common areas and recommend that residents do the same if they are not already provided. Encourage that all appliances are regularly maintained to ensure they continue to operate as efficiently as possible.

Water Conservation

You can install low-flow faucets, shower heads, and toilets in common areas. If there are any leaks, be sure to address them promptly to minimize damage and water wastage.

Waste Management

Implement a comprehensive recycling program for your residents. You can provide designated bins for all recyclables, compost, and regular waste in the common areas. You can also take the time to educate residents about proper waste disposal practices.

Green Landscaping

When upgrading current landscaping, choose native and drought-resistant plants to reduce water consumption. You can also implement a rainwater harvesting system for irrigation.

Smart Thermostats

Install programmable thermostats in common areas. This helps to optimize heating and cooling schedules within the community. You can also install these thermostats in each unit.

Community Engagement

Foster a sense of community by organizing events that promote sustainable living. You can provide residents with educational materials and workshops on the best green living practices.

Electronic Communication

Opt for electronic communication, such as online newsletters and rent payment options, to reduce paper usage.

By incorporating these green property management tips, your apartment community can contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly living environment while also appealing to environmentally conscious residents.

For more information on how to attract the right residents for your apartment community, contact Occupancy Solutions, LLC today.