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Five Ways To Make Your Multifamily Property Eco-Friendly

Five Ways To Make Your Multifamily Property Eco-Friendly

Are you looking for some simple ways to make your multifamily property eco-friendly? Targa Real Estate Services has your back. Here are five simple tips to get you started in the right direction.

1. Provide Recycling Services

Most apartment buildings have trash removal options. Unfortunately, recycling options are far less common, which means that residents who want to be responsible with their waste have to drive their recycling to another location (and probably pay a fee). Make it easy for your residents to take care of the planet by providing recycling services.

2. Invest In Power-Efficient Appliances 

Apartment appliances like washers, dryers, and refrigerators can suck a lot of energy. It might be time to get rid of your old appliances and install some power-efficient ones instead. This will not only make a difference ecologically, it will also reduce your energy bill. Win-win. 

3. Gift Your Resident's With Reusable Items

Show your appreciation for your residents by gifting them items they can use for years in place of disposable alternatives. Travel cups or reusable water bottles, tote bags, soap dispensers, or kitchen towels all make good options. A token like this will improve the earth and improve your relationship with your residents at the same time.

4. Use The Right Paint

Paint is a big deal in apartment buildings since most owners repaint every time a resident moves out. Paint not only has an effect on the planet, it also affects the air quality of the apartment.  Choosing low VOC paint is a good way to care for the world around you and the families living on your property.

5. Send Your Residents' Tips

If you send out a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly newsletter, this is a great place to include some easy eco-friendly tips for your residents. Remind that they can save the planet and save on their energy bill by using natural ventilation and/or heavier curtains to control the temperature in their house (rather than cranking up the heat or AC). Encourage them to use energy-efficient lightbulbs, turn off the water while they brush their teeth, etc. And of course, remind them to use their gifts! 

While you may not be able to incorporate all of these suggestions at once, even one small step toward eco-friendly living can make a big difference when it affects multiple families! For more tips and suggestions, contact us.