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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 energy saving measures including water efficient fixtures, energy saving appliances, LED lighting, solar screens and irrigation systems that have reduced energy costs by 28% and energy usage by 30% per apartment community. We strive to practice conservation measures including reducing waste, recycling and using recycled products.
BH is committed to reducing our water and electricity usage and have the following initiatives underway:
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 programs with Ecosystems are saving an average of $163 per unit per year and 20,148 gallons per unit per year (the equivalent to a large pool).
In the Dallas, TX market, savings are as high as $234 per unit and 27,117 gallons per unit. Silverbrook, a 642-unit apartment complex in Dallas saw a reduction in costs $365,645 or $438 per unit per year after installing low flow faucets and showerheads. They saved 55,383 gallons per unit (or the equivalent of two large pools).
In the Phoenix, AZ market, properties who installed low flow faucets and showerheads were able to save $183 per unit.
Overall, we have seen a 28% reduction in cost and a 30% reduction in water usage. Water savings projects can include installing low flow faucets, shower heads, 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.