benefits of eco-friendly propertiesEco-friendly living is becoming more popular. People today realize that there are many benefits that come along with living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Many people today are also looking for properties that implement eco-friendly practices. Being green is a trend that will hopefully be here to stay. Below is a list of some of the ways that properties can be made eco-friendly and how they can benefit tenants:

Energy-Efficient Fixtures And Appliances

Many properties today are built with energy-efficient appliances and fixtures. Older properties are also being upgraded with energy efficient appliances and fixtures. Moving into a new place can be quite expensive. That is why tenants are trying to trim their expenses wherever they can. Tenants love properties with energy efficient fixtures and appliances because it helps them save money on their energy bills.

For example, energy efficient kitchen appliances can use up to 37 percent less energy than traditional kitchen appliances. The dishwasher and refrigerator use a significant amount of energy. That is why people who have energy-efficient appliances in their kitchen can end up saving a lot of money.

Additionally, many energy efficient appliances are designed to produce less heat. This makes it easier for one to keep their homes cool during the summer months. Therefore, energy efficient appliances not only help people save money, but they can also make it easier for people to keep their homes comfortable.

Green Pest Control

People who are trying to live an eco-friendly lifestyle do not like pesticides. Not only are they concerned about the health effects of pesticides, but they also do not like the smell of them. That is why many people are choosing properties that have green pest control. Green pest control is much better for the environment and one’s health.

Recycling And Waste Reduction

Recycling is one of the simplest things that can be done to protect the environment. Many people are looking for a place that provides recycling bins to their tenants for no extra charge. This makes it a lot easier for people to recycle. Communities are focusing a lot of attention on waste reduction in order to protect the environment. Tenants who are environmentally-conscious want to live in a place with free recycling bins. It makes them feel like they are a part of the solution. That is why many rental companies also have a waste reduction and recycling program.

Green Cleaning

Many rental companies offer periodic carpet cleaning for their long-term tenants. Green carpet cleaning is becoming more popular. Eco-friendly people do not want their carpet cleaned with harsh chemicals. Additionally, many rental companies are also using eco-friendly products to clean the rental office and common areas. This appeals to many potential tenants.

Green Outdoor Lighting

More properties are featuring compact fluorescent light bulbs and timers. Lighting is necessary because it helps keep people safe at night. Compact fluorescent light bulbs and timers also appeal to tenants because they do not want to see valuable resources wasted. Many property managers are taking the steps necessary for making their property greener. A greener property helps attract tenants who are looking for a property that is more eco-friendly. Managers are encouraged to promote their community’s eco-friendly features in their advertisements.

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