Sustainability

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY

We have implemented many long-term energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives highlighted below.

OUR COMMITMENT

  • MAKE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS
  • INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN OUR BUILDINGS
  • REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION
  • REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION
  • REDUCE CONTRIBUTIONS TO LANDFILLS
  • $20 Million + Investment

    for conversion of 1,500 properties to LED lighting since 2013.

  • “On Demand” Controls

    for “just in time” lighting to minimize energy consumption.

  • Limit Heating

    in the winter to 50 degrees.

  • Limit Cooling

    in the summer to 80 degrees.

  • 5,500+ Higher Efficiency HVAC

    replaced since 2012, 500+ planned for 2018.

  • Install “Cool Roofs”

    to reduce energy consumption by up to 20%.

  • Plant Native Landscape

    to use less water

  • Install Retention/Detention Ponds

    to reduce flooding and erosion of stream banks.

  • Recycled over 3,000 Tons,

    saving 35,900 trees and diverting 10,400 cubic yards from landfills.*

  • Saved 41,650 Trees

    and diverted 8,085 cubic yards from landfills, saved 17 million gallons of water, 10 million kilowatts, and prevented 2 tons of carbon emission in 2019 by selling packaging materials made from 100% recycled paper.*

*As estimated by our third-party vendors using calculations based on industry averages and studies from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.