Omaha ranks on green-friendly apartments list - Omaha.com
Published Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm / Updated at 2:32 pm
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Omaha ranks on green-friendly apartments list


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Here’s a nifty non-Super-Bowl tidbit that puts Omaha in the same game as Seattle and Denver.

All three places were ranked among the Top 10 metro areas for green-friendly apartments. Omaha finished in fifth place, behind Seattle (No. 1) but ahead of Denver (No. 9).

Apartment Guide, using its data base, ranked metro areas according to the percentage of apartment properties classified as green communities. Green communities provide offerings such as LEED certification; energy-efficient windows, lighting and plumbing; and drought-resistant landscaping that reduces water waste.

Also in the Top 10: San Antonio, Austin, Phoenix, Dallas, Tucson, Raleigh and San Francisco. Apartment Guide offers a few tips to save money and help the environment.

* Turn down the heat on your thermostat when you leave home. You could save up to 15 percent by turning the thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours.

* Check weather stripping around doors and apartments; buy or make draft stoppers.

* Use insulated curtains and heavy area rugs to keep heat inside a home.

* Caulk and seal gaping holes between plumbing pipes and the wall.

* Clean the furnace and change filters.

* Prevent frost from forming on windows by running a dehumidifier at night.

Contact the writer: Cindy Gonzalez

cindy.gonzalez@owh.com    |   402-444-1224    |  

Cindy covers residential and commercial real estate, economic development, tourism and hotels, and immigration issues related to businesses.

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