When we make our residential communities environmentally sustainable and efficient, we improve the quality of life for our residents, our communities, and our planet. We lead the field in integrating energy conservation into our daily property operations, our development and acquisition strategy, and ongoing staff training and resident education.
Eden Housing pioneered the adoption of green technologies more than 40 years ago. In the 1970s we installed solar hot water systems at Josephine Lum Lodge and Eden Lodge. In the early 1980s, Eden was one of the first affordable housing developers to install double-pane windows—reducing residents’ utility costs and improving their comfort.
Since adopting our Green Initiative in 2010, we have made energy-saving retrofits at more than 70 properties. We have exceeded our energy and water conservation goals, reducing water consumption by 20% and offsetting more than 8 million kg. of CO2 with our solar energy generation.