Properties

SUSTAINABILITY

The Housing Partnership Equity Trust’s nonprofit partners are recognized leaders in providing services to their residents. Programs are tailored to each property and its residents, and are designed to expand residents’ educational opportunities and financial security, provide access to health and wellness resources and services, build community, and connect them to safety net resources.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Using Energy Star appliances and fluorescent lighting on replacements exclusively. Submetering, where the owner pays the cost of electricity for resident usage.

WATER SMART

Retrofitting apartments with low-flow faucets and shower heads. Using water efficient irrigation as replaced. Replacing laundry room washers with low-flow equipment. Submetering of water, where the owner pays the cost of water for resident usage.

RECYCLING

Implementing recycling programs in each location. Recycling construction waste, where renovation work proceeds. Using recycled content in new concrete and other areas, where appropriate. Providing a green lease rider, establishing resident commitment to comply with recycling and other sustainable site initiatives.

HEALTHY KIDS

Using only low VOC paints, sealants and cleaning products in operations, along with carpets that meet CRI Green Label standards and kitchen cabinets that meet low formaldehyde emissions standards. Installing fire extinguishers (wood frame buildings) and CO detectors in every apartment. Assuring appropriate playgrounds on properties with children.

REPORTING/RESPONSIBILITY

Implementing energy tracking and reporting software, including Energy benchmarking report cards. Downloading to Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Calculating site and portfolio carbon footprint. Providing residents with website information on sustainable practices in the home. Issuing an annual sustainability report.

SMOKE-FREE INITIATIVE

Implementing a smoke-free initiative at properties, as appropriate.

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