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  • Sustainability at the National Apartment Association’s Conference

    As you read a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of green apartment units at the National Apartment Association’s (NAA) annual Education Conference in Boston at the end of June. We had a great turnout for our education session and the conference was pretty informative, so I thought I’d share my experience. Our presentation covered various topics such as what a...
  • Community and Technical Colleges Offer Wealth of Job Talent, Training Resources

    At last month’s education conference in Boston, we served as host for representatives from several community and technical colleges. We invited them to the conference to learn more about our industry and to explore ways in which all of us might work together to train apartment industry employees and to develop a pipeline of skilled talent for the apartment industry. They came from a wide variety...
  • 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...
  • Make the Most Out of the 2012 NAA Education Conference & Exposition by Planning Ahead

    NBC News’ Tom Brokaw and soccer legend Mia Hamm are just two of the speakers that will make the 2012 NAA Education Conference and Exposition one to remember. The conference kicks off next week in Boston. If you’re planning to attend the conference, I encourage you to take advantage of the resources available to you. For first-timers, you’ll find tips for making the most of the conference, such...

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