According to a survey of 200,000 apartment residents conducted by the National Multi Housing Council and Kingsley Associates, 71% expressed interest in green considerations for apartment living. For 23% of respondents, green practices were a basic requirement in choosing an apartment community.[find-an-apartment]
Apartment Guide has assembled the top cities with apartment communities which actively support green living. According to our data, more apartments in these ten cities offer a combination of apartment options with LEED Certification, energy-efficient windows, lighting and plumbing, and drought-resistant landscaping to help use water more efficiently.
If you value an apartment living experience that embraces conservation and green living, you're sure to find a home you'll be proud of in one of these cities!
Top Ten Metros for Green-Friendly Apartments
LEED, "leadership in energy and environmental design," is perhaps the most well-known and regarded certification for declaring green-friendly building design. Apartment communities which earn this designation have placed considerable effort and expense into creating environmentally-friendly places to live.
Check ApartmentGuide.com to discover apartment communities in your area which are green-friendly. When you search by city, click "More Options," then select "Green Community" to bring up the list!
Methodology: Apartment Guide looked at their data for the top cities with the most properties noted with green communities. Properties listed on Apartment Guide as green communities provide offerings/certifications such as LEED certification, energy-efficient windows, lighting and plumbing, and drought-resistant landscaping to reduce water waste.
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