Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Last July I purchased my first home, and since then I’ve been scouring the place for upgrades that will increase my efficiency to save money long term. I started with easy things like replacing all of the high-flow faucet aerators, swapping out 65 watt incandescent lighting for 9.5 watt LEDs, and replacing the existing appliances from the 90s with ENERGY STAR® qualified models. After all that was...
Monday, June 17, 2013
I am pleased to announce that I will be moderating a very interesting presentation at the NAA Education Conference & Exposition in San Diego. The presentation, titled Creating Desirable Green Apartments Renters Will Pay More for and Demand, will feature Gretchen Ponts of Strata Research, DeeAnne McClanahan of Greystar Residential, and Steve Sadler of Post Apartment Homes, L.P. on Friday, June...
Monday, April 1, 2013
It seems that everyone is taking steps to go a little green. So what’s it mean for property managers? Is it worth your time and effort to promote a green agenda?
For individuals, going green is a personal choice. For some it comes down to situational decisions, “Should I buy my regular detergent or this green one?” For those more committed to the cause it’s a lifestyle choice. And still for...
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Several years ago my Mom and I were each enjoying a McDonalds ice cream cone from the comfort of our Windstar mini-van when a car full of teenage boys pulled up next to us in the parking lot.
A few moments later, the guy in the passenger seat rolled down his window and threw an empty cheeseburger container on the ground.
“Excuse me,” Mom immediately said, pointing to the ground, “but I think...