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Green Initiatives

Our continued commitment to sustainability spans over 40 years when in 1970 the founding partners installed solar pool heating at several Los Angeles apartment communities. Today, our portfolio embraces the many wonderful benefits we receive through our mindful investment and social commitment to sustainability. We are proud to say we have reduced our carbon footprint in many ways over the years. Some of our more recent efforts include:

Paperless Processing:

  • Company goal to go completely paperless by 2020
  • We are proud to offer a completely paperless Resident Portal, allowing for both online and mobile check-free processing, maintenance requests, new and renewal lease documents all for the purpose of reducing paper consumption at our communities

Renewable Energy:

  • EV Charging stations at select communities
  • Installed solar thermal pool heating at 24 communities
  • Installed solar thermal hot water heating at 26 communities maximizing natural gas savings
  • Installed over 3,000 solar electric panels at 26 communities offsetting approximately 75% of the portfolio's electric usage

Energy Conservation:

  • Currently retrofitting all community common area, subterranean and underground garage lighting with LED 
  • All communities offer a Mohawk Smart Strand eco-friendly carpet with 0% moisture absorption that is certified Green Label Plus
  • All communities offer comprehensive waste removal and recycling solutions that prevent emissions of greenhouse gasses & water pollutants

Water Conservation:

  • Continued investment in drought-tolerant landscaping with irrigation control measures to reduce water consumption
  • All washing machines are equipped with technology that is Department of Energy compliant for energy & water standards
  • Continued replacement of shower heads, aerators, faucets, and toilets designed to achieve higher efficiency & performance
 
  • Green Building
  • Energy Efficiency
  • EV Charging
  • Recycling
  • Walkability
  • Eco-Tech

We are proud the City of Los Angeles recognizes Berglas & Garfield as a Los Angeles Certified Green Business