Tip #70: Show You Care
by Elizabeth Madrigal
Implementing good green management practices will not only reduce utility expenses, but it is a meaningful way to show your residents you care about their health.
An easy, no-cost way to start is with your landscaper, cleaning company, painters and handyman. Require them to perform their duties using non-toxic products, practices and materials.
For example, there are plenty of competitively-priced high-performance, low and non-VOC paints available. Why not use them?
If you discover some of your sub-contractors already use these green products, make sure you let your residents know!
Green management not only increases retention, it improves quality of life for residents and staff.
Elizabeth Madrigal is the Business Editor at GreenLandlady.com. She is a member of the Cascadia Regional Green Building Council, holds a Certified Residential Green Appraiser designation and is a frequent speaker on sustainability and green management within multifamily communities.
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