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In an era where climate change is not just a buzzword but a reality we face, sustainability has become a crucial aspect of every industry. Community management is no exception. Integrating green living practices and sustainable solutions in property management not only contributes to environmental conservation but also offers substantial cost savings for communities. This article explores how property management can embrace sustainability by focusing on trash management sustainable practices and introduces how Strategic and the Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) play pivotal roles in achieving these green goals.

One of the most effective ways to achieve sustainability in property management is through enhancing energy efficiency. This can be achieved by upgrading to energy-efficient lighting, appliances and HVAC systems. Additionally, implementing smart home technologies like programmable thermostats can further reduce energy consumption and costs. 

Water conservation is another key aspect of sustainable property management. Installing low-flow faucets and toilets, implementing drip irrigation systems in landscaping and encouraging residents to adopt water-saving practices are all effective strategies for reducing water usage and costs.

For apartment communities, a Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) is a billing method that allocates utility costs among residents based on an equitable formula, such as the number of occupants or square footage. This system encourages conservation by making residents more aware of their utility usage and its impact on their bills. When applied to water and energy, RUBS can incentivize residents to adopt more sustainable habits, leading to lower consumption and savings for the community.

Furthermore, RUBS is also cost-conscious for community management companies because utility service fees (including Strategic services!) can be passed to residents through RUBS. This will allow community managers to save money while keeping their communities environmentally conscious and clean. (For more information about setting up your community with RUBS, read our e-book.)

Effective trash management is pivotal in sustainable property management. By encouraging residents to recycle and compost, communities can significantly reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills. Furthermore, educating residents about the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling can foster a community-wide culture of sustainability. Using a vendor like Strategic can also help communities reduce the amount of waste around them. Strategic can make sure trash never piles up and any loose trash outside the bins is picked up and properly disposed of. Strategic will also do regularly scheduled Large Item Pick-up. If the items can be recycled or donated, rest assured Strategic will handle them with care and with environmental consciousness.

Sustainability in community management is not just a trend but a necessity. By integrating energy efficiency, utility conservation practices and sustainable trash management  community managers can make a positive difference for the environment and their bottom line. The adoption of innovative solutions like Strategic Sanitation Services and the implementation of a Ratio Utility Billing System further support these sustainability efforts. Together, these strategies and services offer a comprehensive approach to green living in property management, proving that going green is not only good for the planet but also beneficial for your community’s wallet. For more information on how Strategic can help with your trash management needs, contact us today.

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