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Save Green by Going Green

Solar Panels at the Greenhouse tied into house lighting grid to provide energy efficient solutions for common hallway and stairwell lighting. White Rubber Roof reduces both building cooling loads and the urban heat island effect.

High Efficiency (HE) Washers - High-efficiency washers (HE) feature technology that helps to reduce the amount of water and energy needed to do a load of laundry. They use up to 80% less water than traditional, top-loading washers, deliver 65% energy savings and can wash more laundry in one go than traditional machines. (High Efficiency Front Loading Washers available at Greenhouse, Grove Annex, Warehouse, Greek, Beta Bridge & Beta II)

LED Lights - LED (light-emitting diode) is a highly energy efficient lighting technology and has the potential to fundamentally change the future of lighting in the United States.  They use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting. Widespread use of LED lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2027, widespread use of LEDs could save the equivalent annual electrical output of 44 large electric power plants (1000 megawatts each), and a total savings of more than $30 billion at today's electricity prices. (Interior & Exterior LED Lighting retrofit is standard on all CBS Rentals apartment buildings)

What is LEED? Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design is an internationally recognized green building certification that recognizes performance in energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction and stewardship of resources and their impacts

Low Flow Toilets – Replacing older inefficient toilets (6 gallons/flush) with WaterSense labeled models, the average apartment can reduce water used for toilets by 20%-60% - nearly 13,000 gallons of water savings every year! (WaterSense 1.28 gallons/flush toilets available in Greenhouse, low flow 1.6 gallons/flush toilets available at Grove Annex, Warehouse, Greek & Beta II)

Low VOC Paint – Volatile Organic Compounds, or VOCs, readily vaporize into the air. When they enter the air, they react with other elements to produce ozone, which causes air pollution and a host of health issues including breathing problems, headache, burning, watery eyes and nausea. Some VOCs also have been linked to cancer, as well as kidney and liver damage. Standard paint can have VOC content as high as 380 grams/liter, however CBS Rentals only uses low VOC paint (Behr Premium Plus Ultra) which has a maximum VOC content of 50 grams/liter. (Low VOC paint standard at all CBS Rentals apartment buildings & houses)

Recycling – Single Stream Recycling at All Apartment Buildings through Time Disposal. (Recycling available at Dovecote, Grove, Grove Annex, Warehouse, Greenhouse, Dinsmore Row, Greek, Beta Bridge, Beta II, Wedge, Monroe Hill, Meriwether & Maywood)

Recycling Service is standard at All CBS Rentals Apartment Buildings. Recycling Containers are serviced by Time Disposal.

SEER Rating on HVAC - The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER rating, measures your air conditioning system’s energy efficiency by calculating the cooling output divided by the amount of electric energy input. The higher the SEER rating, the greater energy efficiency of your air conditioning system. (13 SEER at Greek, Warehouse, Grove Annex & Greenhouse, 14 SEER at Beta II)

Energy Star Appliances – Home appliances including clothes washers, dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators will account for 20% of your home’s total electric bill. Energy Star appliances, certified by the U.S. Department of Energy, will use anywhere from 10%-50% less energy each year than a non-energy efficient equivalent. (Energy Star Appliances available at Greenhouse, Grove Annex, Warehouse, Greek, Beta Bridge & Beta II)