A Commitment to Sustainability

Harbor Group Management Company is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR®, a program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We are continually adding new initiatives to preserve resources, reduce waste, and protect our planet. Our activities are far-reaching and cross every channel of business.

Here are just a few examples of how we continue to meet the call of our corporate responsibility:

General Sustainability

  • Electronic processing & handling implemented whenever possible
  • Expansion of social media activity, decreasing use of paper & trash reduction
  • Development of outdoor areas for tenant & resident use
  • Encouraging bicycle use by providing bicycle storage facilities
  • Use of green materials – low-flow water devices, low-mercury lamps & Energy Star™ appliances
  • Contracting janitorial services that use certified green cleaners, supplies & equipment
  • Procurement of green soaps, papers & recycled supplies in all commercial properties
  • Use of recyclable packaging
Team member walking their bike to work near Harbor Group Management in Norfolk, Virginia
Harbor Group Management apartment kitchen with energy efficient appliances in Norfolk, Virginia

Energy Efficiency

  • Proactive repair & maintenance
  • Auditing operations & run times for more efficient energy use
  • Engaging tenants & residents with programs promoting energy efficiency
  • Use of model-minders & occupancy sensors in periodically used spaces
  • Conversion to CFL/LED bulbs wherever possible
  • Installation of programmable thermostats, faucet aerators & low-flow shower heads in multifamily properties
  • Installation of aerators, auto flush valves & faucets with reduced flows
  • Use of irrigation control systems
  • Unit upgrades

Waste Management

  • Single-source recycling & sorting to increase quantities of recycled materials
  • Sponsorship of e-cycling events for collection of old electronics, computer equipment & cellphones
  • Lamp/light bulb recycling programs to eliminate hazardous wastes
  • Donation of partially used paint to charitable causes
  • Recycling of oil, equipment fluids, carpet from office buildings & apartments & construction debris from tenant improvements
Resident watering plants in her apartment owned by Harbor Group Management in Norfolk, Virginia
Harbor Group Management apartment bathroom with water efficient appliances in Norfolk, Virginia

Water Utilization

  • Installation of faucet aerators, low-flow shower heads, auto flush valves/faucets & toilet flappers/leak detectors
  • Use of Irrigation control systems (timers, moisture/weather sensor systems) & high efficiency sprinkler heads
  • Active leak monitoring & repairs
  • Engaging residents by promoting conservation
  • Use of native & drought-resistant plants in landscaping
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Working to Protect Our Planet