Orosz-Fagen Properties is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment, the health and safety of our residents, and the community in which we conduct our business. It is our policy to seek improvements throughout our business operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by:
1. Lights Out
Unplug everything or use Smart Surge Protectors! Most eletronic equipment, including anything that uses a remote control, is designed to consume energy when it is turned off. That “off” setting is actually a “standby”, “phantom” or “idling” mode.
2. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Turn down your thermostat by two degrees in the winter (and up two degrees in the summer). You’ll save 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide this year!
3. Reduce Water
Switch to cold-water washing and save 80% on laundry energy.
4. Energy Efficient
If you wind up buying any small appliance items for yourself, check to be sure they are ENERGYSTAR rated. You may not be able to choose your refrigerator, but you can choose an energy-efficient television, toaster, etc.!
5. Clean Air
Add some houseplants to your apartment. Just two plants per hundred square feet in your apartment spread out over the rooms will clean out toxins in the air better than any air freshener or disinfectant spray will.
Sources: GreenLivingApartments.com and Energy.gov