Green buildings not only create healthier and safer environments for residents, but they reduce both consumption and costs of energy and water. Buildings staff are essential players in ensuring that buildings stay healthy and efficient through the practice of green operations and maintenance.
While inspiring green behavior changes among residents is important, the training of DC Housing Authority Staff is instrumental in the sustainability and institutionalization of these practices. In the long-term, incorporating green and healthy practices into current operations can help create a more robust property maintenance program, reduce re-work, streamline operations, and assist in staff on-boarding and training.
Green Operations and Maintenance: Check out the following resources for education and training of staff. Property owners, property managers, site supervisors, resident service coordinators, and all staff involved in building operations can utilize these materials.
- Energy and Water Sweep- Training and Checklist
- Green Cleaning- Training and Checklist
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM)- Training and Checklist
- Sample Toxic Reporting Form