Tips and tricks on how to turn your HOA into a Green HOA
There are various opinions out there about what “being green” what really means. What “being green” means to us in the HOA management world is saving our association communities money, while also being environmentally friendly. Here are some tested and tried strategies on how your HOA community can become a Green HOA
Green HOA Tips
Being green starts with using and consuming less and reducing waste.
- E-statements / Email Notifications / Reduce Postage
As you know likely know, HOA and condo associations can rack an expensive administration bill when mailing out community wide notices on a consistent basis. With stamps nearing $.50, you want to be selective about what your community is sending out via snail mail. Obviously things like annual meeting notices and certified collection or violation notices may always have their place for legal and enforcement reasons. But certain notices like newsletters, monthly payment notices, or general community announcements certainly could be sent electronically.
- Water bill / irrigation savings
Almost all associations have some kind or monthly water bill statement. Some high-rise communities can have larger bills, while some of the smaller of HOA’s may only have some light irrigation. Water prices however are rising at a rapid pace all over the country. Monitoring your water bill along with keeping up the latest news concerning water rates will help your association stay on top of this. Make sure you have a licensed irrigation specialist working with your landscaping team setting your irrigation controllers in accordance your local watering schedules and times.