Maintenance & Redevelopment

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Maintenance & Redevelopment

OUR COMPANY'S SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS are not just focused on new developments but on improving the efficiency of our properties through our redevelopment program and ongoing property operating maintenance activities. Our efforts are focused on energy conservation, water conservation, and waste management programs. These initiatives seek to lower operating costs, improve the resident's experience, and increase value for shareholders while decreasing our impact on the environment. In 2015, ESS implemented more than 300 sustainable projects at its operating communities.


Gas

ENERGY CONSERVATION


By installing high efficiency boilers and CO systems, we reduce our electricity and gas usage 10-20%.
Electricity

ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING


By upgrading to energy efficient lighting, we reduce electricity usage 20-40%.
Conserve Water

WATER CONSERVATION


To conserve water, Essex has upgraded landscaping to drought tolerant and native species in conjunction with installing rain sensors, matched precipitation nozzles and drip irrigation.
Recycle

WASTE MANAGEMENT


Not only does Essex promote and provide recycling at all of it's communities, in 2014 we implemented a program to increase recycling and reduce the waste stream to landfills. We are able to manage our waste more responsibly thereby significantly increasing the proportion we recycle.