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Harbor Group Management Sustainability

PRESERVING OUR RESOURCES. PROTECTING OUR PLANET

In order to move forward with our commitment to sustainability, we are continually adding new initiatives to preserve resources and reduce waste. Our activities are far-reaching and cross every channel of business. Here are just a few examples of how we continue to meet the call of our corporate responsibility:

GENERAL SUSTAINABILITY

  • Electronic processing and handling implemented whenever possible
  • Expansion of social media activity, decreasing use of paper and reducing trash
  • Development of outdoor areas for tenant and resident use
  • Encouraging bicycle use by providing storage facilities
  • Use of green materials – low-flow water devices, low-mercury lamps, Energy Star appliances
  • Contracting janitorial services that use certified green cleaners, supplies and equipment
  • Procurement of green soaps, papers and recycled supplies in all commercial properties
  • Use of recyclable packaging

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • Proactive repair and maintenance
  • Auditing operations and run times for more efficient energy use
  • Engaging tenants and residents with programs promoting energy efficiency
  • Use of model-minders and occupancy sensors in periodically used spaces
  • Conversion to CFL / LED bulbs wherever possible
  • Installation of programmable thermostats, faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads in multi-family properties
  • Installation of aerators, auto flush valves and faucets with reduced flows
  • Irrigation control systems
  • Unit upgrades

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • Single-source recycling and sorting resulting in increased quantities of recycled materials
  • Sponsorship of e-cycling events for collection of old electronics, computer equipment and cellphones
  • Lamp/Light bulb recycling programs to eliminate hazardous wastes
  • Donation of partially used paint to charitable causes
  • Recycling of oil, equipment fluids, carpet from office buildings and apartments, and construction debris from tenant improvements

WATER UTILIZATION

  • Installation of faucet aerators, low-flow shower heads, auto flush valves/faucets and toilet flappers/leak detectors
  • Irrigation control systems (timers, moisture/weather sensor systems), high efficiency sprinkler heads
  • Active leak monitoring and repairs
  • Engage residents by promoting conservation
  • Landscape with native and drought-resistant plants