Gauging what residents want and need in a green community is tough. Some residents want solar panels while others prefer to focus on water conservation.
A survey conducted by Strata Research earlier this year found that 77 percent of renters felt green apartments were important. The survey took responses from more than 1,000 renters and was conducted in partnership with HD Supply, according to Kelly Vickers.
Vickers, national director of sustainability for Alliance Residential, says the survey sheds light on green development and what renters expect a green community to have.
Here are the Top 5 features renters considered were essential:
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