According to the AMLI Residential’s 2018 Sustainable Living Index, 84% of those who responded believe that global warming/climate change is real. No matter the generation of the respondent, the results were rather consistent with this shared belief. With these staggering numbers, it’s no wonder that the terms “going green” and “green living” are quickly propelling into the limelight of the multifamily industry.
Multifamily Executive reports that 83% of apartment residents believe green living is beneficial for their health, and 59% would pay more to live in a green and sustainable community.
So if green living is not only important to residents but can also mean more revenue for your property, the question arises: Why isn’t this at the forefront of your efforts?
A major step in green living is becoming LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. This certification addresses several areas of potential waste and improvement of processes in a community by creating a green culture among the residents.
Other smaller steps can include promoting recycling programs with the residents and reducing the amount of paper usage in the office (if it can be stored, signed, delivered digitally – it should be).
Even better, begin your green dynasty with digital parking permits. Of course we’re a little biased, but digital parking permits are just that – digital. There are no plastic hang tags that can be harmful to the environment, no paper permits, just data. These permits are monitored with our LPR app, which also eliminates the need for single purpose LPR cars and lets you use the smart device that you already have in your pocket (smartphone or tablet).
So if you haven’t begun going green, now is the time!