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

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