3 Sustainable Technologies to Add to Your Apartment Property
Sustainable technologies have found their way into residential settings in many forms. These technologies are encouraging individual homeowners and renters to take initiative into using these technologies for cleaner energy and money saving on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at 3 types of sustainable technologies that help promote clean and efficient energy in any home or apartment property.
1. Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats, like our version here at Quext, gives operators and residents better customization on the climate control inside community areas and apartment units. Residents have the ability to create schedules with different temperatures throughout the day which can reduce the amount of time heat or air conditioning is turned on. Controlling interior climate in a more efficient way can also mean a lower energy cost.
For operators, management has the same kind of control for community areas around the property. In addition, they have online access to every thermostat around the property in transition times. Reduce the usage of air conditioning in a vacant unit, or warm it up a little before a scheduled tour. Either way, more efficient processes with less energy usage.
2. Energy Efficient Appliances
According to Energy Sage, The average home appliance lasts for 10 to 20 years, and an ENERGY STAR-certified appliance will use anywhere from 10 to 50 percent less energy each year than a non-energy efficient equivalent. Over the 10-20 year lifespan of each type of energy efficient appliance, that is a lot less energy consumption.
Energy efficient appliances can range from refrigerators to laundry machines to lightbulbs. Check out this comprehensive list of energy efficient appliances from Energy Star.
3. Clean Energy Production
As we noted last week, creating clean energy can be one of the biggest difference makers for promoting sustainable practices at an apartment property. Solar panels are around the most common form for residential spaces, but the production and storage reaches farther into EV charging stations, and even energy overproduction that can help out your local power grid. Read our blog from last week to take a deeper dive into addressing the need for sustainable practices like producing clean energy at apartment properties.
There are a lot of simple practices that operators can address to create a more sustainable structure for their apartment properties and these 3 technologies are a great first step.
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