Empowering Residents and Property Staff to Improve the Performance and Environmental Quality of their Homes, Workplaces, and Communities
A key element of the Big Reach Initiative is the strong recognition that achieving a culture change of proactive resource efficiency requires engaging not only with the built environment but also with the people who live and work in the environment.
Accordingly, SAHF sees engaging residents as partners in our conservation efforts as a key strategy for the Big Reach. Resident engagement not helps to meet our 20% reduction goal, it also strengthens the sense of community at our properties and helps residents build lifelong skills to manage utility costs.
To this end, SAHF developed a Resident Engagement Toolkit and is piloting the approach through intensive implementation at a SAHF member property. SAHF is also a supporting partner to the STEM Energy and Economic Development (SEED) initiative, and is supporting the use of the SAHF Resident Engagement toolkit as part of that initiative.