At Home Apartments is committed to providing a quality living experience for our residents while promoting an eco-friendly environment by increasing energy efficiency at all of our communities. Our Green Initiative is to reduce our carbon footprint. We are united through thoughtful responsibility. We believe that it is our collective responsibility to preserve our planet through conservation of our natural resources.
In 2016 we took a bold step into solar thermal systems. A 148 kilowatt (kW) solar project was installed at CityVue Apartments in Eagan. (See the installation time-lapse video below.) The addition to the parking ramp roof was the largest investment in renewable energy at any multi-family housing site in Minnesota. We’ve installed more than half a megawatt (526kW) on the roofs of garages and buildings at the price of over $1.6 million. It could collectively power roughly 140 apartments.
One At Home green living initiative that truly sets us apart from other rental communities is smoke-free apartments. We offer smoke-free living at most of our properties with the desire to make your living experience more enjoyable. We cannot guarantee the availability of apartments in our smoke-free buildings; and at this time not all buildings are smoke-free. We ask you to inquire with leasing agents at the community you are interested in.
- Installing low flow shower heads and toilets
- Using LED lighting in building common areas
- Offering bike parking and storage
- Mounting photo eyes for all exterior and common area lights
- Using technologically advanced boilers for heating
- Providing Recycling Centers at all of our buildings
Going The Extra Mile...
Transportation and housing are the top two sources of CO2 emissions. Our industry is ripe with opportunity to play an important role in reducing emissions. This is why our urban properties are located near transportation hubs. And because we own our buildings, when replacing building materials we look for environmentally friendly and energy efficient upgrades like thermal paned windows and insulated white membrane roofs for maximum seasonal efficiency.