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Green Financing in Multifamily Housing Grows in 2017

Lower interest rates and larger loans are fueling energy conservation inside multifamily housing operations across the country, bolstering the bottom line of owners and the wallets of residents. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD and the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) offer multiple loan discounts that recognize apartment properties that use less energy. Apartment buildings with energy-saving[]

 

Going Green in Multifamily Construction is Fast Becoming the Standard

The future for going green in new home building and apartment construction looks rosy. Builders and remodelers seem to be shaking perceptions that green building is too expensive and plan to incorporate sustainable construction practices in future homes. Architects and construction companies that specialize in multifamily say it’s not rocket science to go green, and,[]

Energy Efficient Windows
 

4 Ways your Windows can Help Lower Energy Bills

Making Windows Energy-Efficient Approximately one-third of a home’s total heat loss usually occurs through windows and doors, according to the Natural Defense Resources Council. Escaping heat and intrusive cold air in the winter puts stress on HVAC systems, forcing them to run unnecessarily and consume expensive energy. Eliminating energy loss at windows will help better[]

 

Be Seen in Green: The Future of Drought-Tolerant Grass

Preservation of natural resources remains a big topic in multifamily, enough that discussions about reducing energy and utility use typically fill a session or two at education conferences. Not long ago, an industry executive mentioned her company was being a good steward of the environment and eliminating lawns with concrete in the same breath as[]

 

How Multifamily Properties can Save by Going Green

Going green can save some real bucks now for apartments, and more than just on energy bills Developers and investors will be able to cash in when financing multifamily properties that have a green building certification. In February, Fannie Mae announced that it will give discounts on interest rates if the buildings have an energy[]

5 Steps to Successful Multifamily Energy Management Projects
 

5 Steps to Successful Multifamily Energy Management Projects

By following these five steps to planning and implementing successful energy management projects, property management companies can unlock energy efficiency opportunities and see highly dependable returns on their investments.

 

Introducing 2 New Energy Management Buzz Words

While green and sustainability are familiar buzzwords to the multifamily industry, here are a couple of newer terms that property managers, owners, and developers should include in their energy management vocabulary: Resiliency and Flourishing.

 

Energy Management: 5 KPIs that Increase ROI and NOI

Energy management has the potential to save property managers and owners huge sums of money. But before you realize any high-dollar returns on your investments, you need to understand and measure the key performance indicators of any project. Here are five KPIs you should consider measuring.

 

10-Step Energy Management Action Plan for Property Management Companies

An energy management program can be made up of a few large returns, or many small efforts, that produce very big changes in your energy cost bottom line. Here is a 10-step energy management action plan for your property management company to get you started.

 

The Sunny Side of Rainwater Harvesting for Property Managers

When the skies open and the rain pours, apartment properties and property management companies have a perfect opportunity to take advantage of one of Nature’s greatest resources through rainwater harvesting.

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