Certification Criteria

The properties were scored based on the following criteria:

Energy

  • Collect energy data
  • Monitor energy use
  • Have process to investigate and resolve anomalous energy use
  • Audit for energy saving measures
  • Set back thermostat/refrigerator
    settings on turn
  • Use Energy Star equipment during renovation
  • Use low flow water fixtures during renovation
  • Implement energy reduction measure since 2013
  • Spend $25k or more for energy saving measures
  • Reduce energy consumption by at least 5% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Reduce energy consumption by at least 10% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Reduce energy consumption by at least 20% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Audit for renewable and cleaner technologies (Solar/Cogen)
  • Implement renewable/clean energy
  • Have Energy Star score of 60
  • Have Energy Star score of 75

Water

  • Collect water data
  • Monitor water use
  • Have process to investigate and resolve anomalous water use
  • Water leak detection system
  • Audit for water saving measures
  • Check for water leaks on turn
  • Use Energy Star equipment on rehab
  • Use low flow water fixtures on rehab
  • Implement water reduction measures
    since 2013
  • Spend $25k or more for water saving measures since 2013
  • Reduce water consumption by at least 5% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Reduce water consumption by at least 10% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Reduce water consumption by at least 20% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)

Waste

  • Collect waste data
  • Monitor waste
  • Have process to investigate and resolve anomalous waste generation
  • Audit waste container
  • Reduce waste by at least 5% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Reduce waste by at least 10% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Reduce waste by at least 20% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Provide recycling program
  • Increase in diversion rate by at least 5% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Increase in diversion rate by at least 10% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)
  • Increase in diversion rate by at least 20% (Baseline: 2014 or earliest available)

Sustainability Practices

  • Sustainability Training within 3 years
  • Have supplier sustainability policy
  • Use green products for rehab and turns

Resident Health, Safety and Satisfaction

  • Smoke free property
  • Process to maintain air and
    environmental quality
  • Regular lighting check
  • Customer Loyalty Survey Score of
    at least 45
  • Fitness Center
  • Bike Storage

Sustainability Amenities

  • Zip Car
  • Electric Car Charging

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