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  • Recycling E-Waste in Your Multifamily Community

    According to the EPA, e-waste (electronic waste) amounted to 2.37 million short tons in 2009. The same year, only 25 percent of e-waste that was ready for end-of-life management was collected for recycling.  Hazardous materials, like mercury, lead, and cadmium, contaminate soil and water, and many states require that e-waste is processed and disposed properly. Many residents have lots of e-waste...
  • Improving Rents with Green Apartment Units

    In 2011 HD Supply Facilities Maintenance commissioned Strata Research to perform a survey to determine whether there is value for property owners in making their apartment units more efficient. Most owners recognize the value of sustainability in common areas where they pay consumption bills; however, in-unit upgrades are often ignored because most renters pay their own electric and water bills...
  • Greening Your Tradeshow Booth

    It’s that time again—tradeshow season! Exhibitors can easily take advantage of implementing eco-conscious practices at tradeshows, sending a powerful message to all attendees. Here are a few useful tips to help you succeed: The BoothBuild an exhibit that lasts. When purchasing your booth and display items, ask yourself this question: Can I reuse any of this? Think about the banners you’re...
  • Does Green Pest Management Exist? The Answer is Yes

    Pest control is a touchy subject, especially when it comes to multifamily properties. An even more sensitive issue revolves around the methods used to manage pests. Many property managers and residents do not prefer the use of traditional pesticides. So how can you to get around that issue and still keep your property pest-free?   Why not try implementing “green” pest management practices?  ...

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