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BH Green Conservation Program
At BH, we don’t just talk about going green. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and creating homes that are both financially and ecologically sustainable. Our industry-renowned Green Conservation Program deploys water and energy-saving measures including water-efficient fixtures, energy-saving appliances, LED lighting, solar screens, and irrigation systems and has reduced water costs by 28% and water usage by 30% since October 2017. We strive to practice conservation measures including reducing waste, recycling, and using recycled products.
BH is committed to reducing our water and energy usage and have the following initiatives underway:
BH has achieved a return on investment of 54% on all water and energy savings projects. Projects have been completed in 17 states and at 114 properties.
Through BH’s irrigation management program with Banyan Water, 12 properties were able to save 84,803,000 gallons of water in three years, which is the equivalent of 4,240 pools or the average annual water consumption of 968 Americans.
Water conservation and energy programs are saving an average of $153 per unit per year and 17,090 gallons per unit per year (the equivalent of a swimming pool) and 2,029 kWh per unit per year. BH has also reduced CO2 by 1.4 metric tons per unit.
Avant at Pembrooke Pines was able to reduce water usage by 52,686,000 gallons per year with low-flow toilets, showerheads, and aerators. They also reduced energy usage by 181,055 per year by installing LED lighting. The residents saved $407,618 per year and the property achieved a Return on Investment of 20% in addition to a rebate of $47,500.
Overall, we have seen a 28% reduction in cost and a 30% reduction in water usage for water savings projects with Ecosystems since October 2017.
Water savings projects can include installing low-flow faucets, showerheads, toilets, dishwashers, and washing machines and implementing water-efficient sensor-based irrigation systems.
Energy savings projects can include installing LED lighting, energy-efficient refrigerators, and A/C units, pool covers, solar screens, energy-efficient windows, and installing insulation and sealing leaks.