Solar energy is among the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy sources available. Ginkgo is leading the industry in progressive energy options with our first installation of solar panels to generate power for common spaces at Aurora Apartment Homes in Charlotte.
Take a deep breath and enjoy smoke-free apartment homes at all Ginkgo communities. While all of our communities offer smoke-free apartments, our Charlotte communities have taken it a step further and are smoke-free certified.
In 2018, Ginkgo Residential reduced our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1,042 metric tons. That is the equivalent of 221 passenger vehicles driven for one year, 117,216 gallons of gasoline, or 125 homes’ energy use for one year. Ginkgo had a total annual resident electricity savings of over $962K across our portfolio.
Through our renovation program, we seek to improve the energy efficiency of our apartment homes through a variety of improvements, including insulation and energy-efficient fixtures. This provides a healthier living environment and lower utility bills for our residents.
Utilizing innovative techniques and regional expertise allows us to add value, increase occupancy and stimulate rental income. In collaboration with our accounting, training and full-service marketing departments, our teams focus on providing excellent customer service leading to an optimal investor experience.
Our service team, manages all aspects of quality control, preventative maintenance and standardization. They manage all design and redevelopment projects and oversee implementation of our green initiatives.
Our asset management team develops a business plan for each community and continuously monitors progress through execution. The primary goal is to maximize NOI, appreciation and asset value. We thrive on seizing opportunities in high-growth markets that align with our organization’s vision.