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The Top 8 Ways Property Managers Can Save Money (Infographic)

Saving money on utilities is always on the mind of every property manager. Here are the top 8 ways you save money every month on energy costs.

The Top 8 Ways Property Managers Can Save Money

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  1. Replace Landscaping with Drought-Tolerant Alternatives
  • Replace the grass with drought-tolerant ground cover, plants, and shrubs
  • Fill in areas with quality artificial plants and trees
  1. Switch to Water-Conserving Products Indoors
  • Choose ultra-low flow toilets
  • Install faucet aerators
  • Replace worn out appliances and equipment with water-saving models
  • Choose recycled water-cooled or air-cooled equipment
  • Turn off dishwashers when not in use
  • Only wash full loads of dishes and laundry
  1. Upgrade to LED Lighting
  • LEDs last about 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs
  • Save an average of $295.74 every year with LEDs
  1. Prioritize Lighting Depending Upon Occupancy Times and Zones
  • Choose “economize mode” lighting at night
  • Automate controls to light only areas with employees and vehicles
  1. Switch to an Automated System with Programmable Thermostats
  • Monitor the heating and cooling schedules based on outside temperatures
  • Automate when heating and cooling systems are turned off
  • Select zones to heat and cool
  1. Upgrade and Tune-Up Heating and Cooling Systems
  • Replace 10-year old heat pumps and air conditioners
  • Check filters for dirt build up
  • Fix air duct leaks
  1. Observe, Identify, and Make Adjustments to Working Environments
  • Find efficient ways to improve day-to-day working processes
  • Adjust the way staff uses various appliances throughout the day
  1. Make Energy-Efficiency Your Facility’s New Culture
  • Ask staff to keep lights off when not is use
  • Create a plan to reduce water and power usage
  • Give incentives to employees for coming to you with energy-saving ideas

Start implementing some or all of these tips today, and start saving at least 3-6% every month on your building’s energy costs.

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