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Making Moves Toward Sustainability

Ian Nevarez
April 5, 2016

Of course environmental sustainability is everyone's responsibility. As a housing developer though, our industry has an even greater obligation because it is among the highest energy consuming sectors of the economy.

In an effort to increase the use of sustainable housing practices, HOPE is continuing it's existing "Green" activities and adding additional best-practices to its operations. Our Lawn to Garden (L2G) initiative, in partnership with Rebuilding Together Long Beach and the Long Beach Water Department, is moving forward in 2016. To date we have removed water-thirsty lawns and installed draught tolerant, regional landscapes at five HOPE homes. Additionally, we are in the final stages of negotiation with Solar City on a new pilot project. Contracts are being reviewed to install solar panels on several of our affordable homes. Installation is targeted to begin in May of this year, after which we hope to expand our use of solar power.

 

Both of these strategic moves save energy and decrease our environmental impact while also lowering utility costs for our tenants and long-term expenses for HOPE.

 

Both of these strategic moves save energy and decrease our environmental impact while also lowering utility costs for our tenants and long-term expenses for HOPE.

 

Home Ownership for Personal Empowerment Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization and relies on the generosity of donors to sustain its mission and programs.  (EIN# 33-0618316)