Go Green Initiative


At Hirschfeld, living green is a way of life.

We work together with our residents to cultivate a standard of living that promotes recycling and a paperless environment, that saves water and conserves energy.



What Hirschfeld is doing…

Energy Conservation

  • Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs – We use energy efficient light bulbs in apartments and common areas to save on electricity.
  • Water Saving Devices – There are water saving devices in all units to save you money, and our earth’s resources.
  • Recycling Zones – We have recycling centers at each of our communities dispersed throughout the properties. Here you can dispose of your recyclables without sorting, paper, plastics or glass.
  • Energy-Efficient Appliances – As appliances need replacing, energy saving appliances are installed to save you money on your utility bills.
  • Energy Audits – We periodically engage independent consultants to inspect our communities, evaluate our utility consumption, and advise us on what we can do to do more.

What you can do…

  • Lights Out – Turn off all lights when you leave a room. Replace incandescent light bulbs with EPA ENERGY STAR-qualified compact fluorescents (CFL) or light-emitting diodes (LED).
  • Power Down – Home electronics such as computers, TVs and printers use power even when idle. Turn your electronics off or unplug them when not in use.
  • Master the Stairs – At the office, or when you are out…take the stairs instead. You will conserve elevator energy use and get a good workout!
  • Avoid the Rat Race – Instead of driving yourself to work every day, try carpooling, taking public transit or riding your bike.
  • Recycle your Electronic Devices – These devices can be valuable resources for secondary raw materials when recycled; but if they are disposed of in the trash these can be a dangerous source of toxins & carcinogens.  Learn more about the Importance of Electronic Recycling and where to recycle here.


Did you know?

  • Lighting accounts for nearly 25% of total energy costs in the home or office.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs consume 75% less electricity, last 4-15 times longer, and generate 74% less heat than incandescent bulbs.

Save Time.  Save Money.  Save the Planet.