Monday, September 29, 2014

Conservation

Conserving our Resources

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As California experiences the worst drought in years, Affirmed Housing is proud to share that our communities will be making a combined effort to lower their electricity usage by 40% each.  90% of Affirmed Housing properties use drought tolerant plants, energy star appliances and low flow fixtures.  With multiple LEED certified and ‘Build It Green’ rated communities, Affirmed understands the importance of lowering our urban footprint through sustainable and efficient development of housing.  Not only are we encouraging our communities to lessen water use, but we are also educating our office employees on simple ways to cut back water use.  For example:

  • ·         Shut off the water while brushing your teeth- don’t let the water run while you brush, just turn it on and off when you need to rinse
  • ·         Lessen your shower time- don’t just let the water run, aim for 15 minutes or less shower time
  • ·         Be sure to use a hose head when watering your plants or cleaning your car
  • ·         Fix any leaking faucets- don’t let that task fall by the wayside!
  • ·         Wash your pets outdoors, in an area that needs water



For more ideas on easy ways to conserve, visit: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Vermont Villas




 Under construction since March of this year, Vermont Villas will provide 78 permanent apartments for homeless and at risk seniors age 62 and older, who are veterans or disabled.  A combined effort of over 11 financial sources and a development team of at least five organizations, Vermont Villas will target homeless senior Veterans with special needs.  The project will provide offices for resident case management services and engaging community amenities such as a common kitchen, tech stations and areas for community gatherings, fitness and education.  The five story building has 69 one bedroom apartments and 9 large studio apartments.  Vermont Villas is a combined effort between Affirmed Housing and PATH Ventures.