At Eenhoorn, we aim to reduce our environmental impact and maximize our social influence by implementing sustainability initiatives at our properties to create a healthier environment for residents, employees, and the Earth as whole. We believe that with properties across the country, even the smallest changes can make a substantial difference. Our multifaceted approach to sustainability makes Eenhoorn a leader in the residential housing and property management business.
We Encourage our Residents to Participate in Our Sustainability initiative By:
Reducing Their Impact
In 2019, we met our goal to retrofit all our properties with LED lighting, replacing tens of thousands of incandescent lightbulbs with high efficiency LED bulbs. Many properties have also been furnished with energy saving appliances such as high efficiency washers and dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Cutting back on water usage is a simple step for our residents, with many of Eenhoorn’s properties now equipped with low flow shower heads and toilets, and faucet aerators.
We have “rolled out” a resident bikeshare program at multiple properties, which allows residents to use provided bikes to get from Point A to Point B, or to enjoy a ride around town without generating emissions from a standard vehicle. Additionally, we are in the process of installing Electric Vehicle charging stations at applicable properties.
Growing Their Own
Many of the fruits and vegetables at the grocery store are shipped from hundreds of miles away. To offset this impact, we offer community gardening at Windridge Apartments (MI), Pineridge Apartments (MI), Wellington Woods Senior Living (MI), Arrowhead Apartments (MI), Westminster Meadows Senior Living (MI), Briarwood Apartments (MI), Rosewood Senior Living (WI) and The Inn at Woodbridge Senior Living (CA) where residents can be involved in an on-site growing space that provides seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We provide all the plants and materials necessary, so residents can learn about being more self-sustaining while meeting their neighbors, discovering new foods, and enjoying the outdoors.
We donate a portion of every MI property application fee to the Arbor Day Foundation, contributing to the millions of trees planted in “neighborhoods, communities, cities, and forests throughout the world to ensure a greener and healthier future for everyone.”
Upon moving in, we educate our residents on the simple steps they can take to reduce their environmental impact, including tips on thermostat use habits, water consumption, low-waste laundry tips, and more efficient lighting use. Our Property Managers are always looking for innovative ways to make properties more sustainable and actively encourage resident feedback and ideas.
Some of our other sustainable amenities:
Building Envelope Sealing
Efficient Water Heaters
Improved HVAC Function
Digitally Programmable Thermostats
Rain Sensors in use with Irrigation System
We Are In This Together
At Eenhoorn, in addition to encouraging sustainability with our residents, our staff are committed to reducing their impact at home and at work. On-site management offices are equipped with direct-plumbed water dispensers and compostable cups – a plastic-free, fresh drinking water option for office employees and visitors. Our Support Center office in Downtown Grand Rapids reduces landfill waste by offering mixed recycling and compost collection through a local vendor. We also engage in a staff-wide Earth Week Challenge every year to encourage environmentally friendly changes at home and educate one another on new ways to live sustainably.
Do you have an idea of how we can make one of our properties more sustainable? Contact Us here!