Committed to Sustainability

Camden strives to integrate sustainability into all aspects of its business. CLICK HERE to learn more about our comprehensive sustainability plan.

Environmental Leadership

Camden is committed to the responsible stewardship of the environment by providing recycling bins for our residents and communities, maintaining eco-friendly workplaces and building with energy efficient materials.

We support our employees in becoming LEED-accredited professionals. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a performance-based rating system for green buildings established by the U.S Green Building Council and is the benchmark for green building.

Conserving Resources

  • Use zone heating/cooling to minimize electricity usage
  • Monitor vacant unit electrical usage to conserve energy
  • Model units have light timers installed to ensure only on while apartment is being toured
  • All common area lighting is now fluorescent/LED lighting which uses 25% less power
  • Replaced metal halide bulbs in our parking garages with fluorescent/LED bulbs which uses 25% less power
  • Plants requiring minimum levels of water are used heavily throughout each community's landscaping
  • Installed rain sensors on irrigation systems to ensure watering only occurs when needed
  • We use reclaimed waste water for landscape irrigation of our plants, when possible
  • Energy Star compliant office equipment, where possible

Smart Choices

  • Increased resident communication through email versus printed flyers to help decrease paper usage
  • Established a resident portal, MyCamden.com, which offers online service requests and rent payment options
  • Implemented mobile maintenance app to reduce any need for paper
  • Encourage reusing office supplies to help us in our efforts to go green
  • Build new communities on sustainable sites to protect the land, when possible
  • Recycle computers and monitors at the time of purchasing new ones
  • Annual reports are only mailed if requested by an investor
  • Leverage telecom video conference software to reduce travel-related carbon and fuel consumption
  • Internal servers have been virtualized to reduce our carbon footprint
  • Policies and procedure manuals are no longer printed and can be found online

Eco-Friendly Materials

  • Use OSB sheathing in new construction
  • Use zero and low VOC paints throughout the community to limit toxic chemicals released into the air
  • Install insulated windows in new construction to conserve energy
  • Implement the use of refrigerant for air conditioning that does not damage the ozone
  • Use water heater sensor devices to reduce water heater replacements prior to the end of their useful life
  • Use recycled carpet and carpet padding
  • Recycle tree limbs from tree prunings to use as mulch throughout the community
  • Use grass clipping mulching decks/blades on lawnmowers
  • Encourage/facilitate UBER dropoff/pickup locations
  • Pilot scooter and bicycle rental programs
  • Nearly all of our communities have resident recycle programs

Featured Green Property

LEED Silver Community

Silver Community

Future Plans Include: