Into the Blue…Diving Deeper for a Sustainable Future

We recognize that respect for the environment is key to property management and apply the following sustainable practices to our facilities management operations.

Peabody Blue

  • Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) Initiative

    The challenge… to save 20% total energy use for our entire portfolio in 10 years
  • Incentives and Rebates

    Partnering with utility providers to maximize equipment incentives and rebates
  • LIMF/LEAN Program

    Partner with LIMF/LEAN program administrators to realize no-cost energy upgrades
  • Energy Star Standards

    Appliances and lighting
  • Thermostat Control

    Installation of programmable and temperature limiting thermostats
  • Upgrade Boiler Controls

    Add outdoor reset controls to existing systems to better manage boiler performance and reduce gas consumption
  • Lighting

    Conversion to LED lighting; bi-level motion-sensing lights in common hallways and stairs

  • Water Conservation

    Ultra Low flush toilets, low-flow shower heads and aerators
  • Eco-Friendly Products and Materials

    – Zero VOC paint for apartment turnovers and common areas

    – Plant and soy-based cleaning products

    – Sustainable wood floorings, floorings from post-consumer recycled materials; fully recyclable

    – Playground surfaces – recycled truck tires

    – Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Cabinets
  • Sustainability Training & Education

    Attend industry conferences; obtaining industry-recognized certifications:

    • NAHMA Certification in Green Property Management (CGPM)
    • US Green Building Council – LEED Green Associate
  • LEED Certification

    Several newly constructed buildings have achieved LEED Silver and Gold certification

Partnerships and Collaborations

ABCD
Action Energy
Better Buildings
Columbia Gas
Energy Star
GE Appliance
HD Supply
Mohawk Flooring
N Star
National Grid
Niagara Conservation
Sherwin Williams
U.S. Green Building Council Member
Water Sense
Wegowise