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Harbor Group Management Sustainability


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:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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