Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to going green, says a representative from Post Brothers Apartments. In fact, living in an apartment in and of itself is a good place to start, because apartments have many qualities which make them more environmentally friendly than houses. For starters, apartments house more people per square mile than individual houses, meaning they take up much less land. They can also be heated and cooled using less energy.
Apartment buildings also tend to repair appliances when they can be repaired, rather than throw them out, resulting in fewer appliances in landfills and fewer resources used in the manufacturing of new products. Finally, apartments tend to be located in more heavily populated areas, so residents are sometimes able to walk to work, to school, or to parks; public transportation routes are also likely to be more accessible, and using these can save large a mounts of energy, fuel, and money. Read more