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ENERGY STAR in the Apartment Industry is Good Business

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In today’s environmentally conscious world, making a statement about energy management or, better yet, having an ENERGY STAR® label can elevate an apartment community to a better light when potential residents are seeking a new place to live or at lease renewal time.

However, under current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines, only certain multifamily properties – specifically high rises – are eligible to obtain an ENERGY STAR rating, that little blue sticker synonymous with lower electric and water consumption. But non-high-rise properties may take advantage of EPA’s energy management program just by enrolling, says Steve Heinz, founder and CEO of EnergyCap, which publishes energy management software. read more →