Survey: Eco-Friendly Consideration in Rental Decisions?

Survey: Eco-Friendly Consideration in Rental Decisions?

Colleen Quinn
May 20, 2009

Here at Apartment Therapy, we know many of our readers share our commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling. Many of us insist on eco-friendly goods for our home, from green cleaning products to low-VOC paint. We have posted before about eco-friendly construction materials and processes, but admit those technologies are generally only open to homeowners. Given that so many of us are renters, we thought it might be interesting to find out if our collective rental decisions have been influenced by eco-friendly considerations...

Survey below the jump.

My apartment building recycles of course, but requires that tenants take all recycling to the basement for collection, not an problem for me on the 1st floor, but definitely an issue for some of the older tenants on the top floors. My sister lives just down the street in a much larger building with even more floors, but her building has recycling stations in the trash rooms on every floor. Not surprisingly, her neighbors are doing a much better job separating and recycling than are mine!

Would eco-friendly considerations influence your decision to rent in a given building? Do you look at the recycling setup or ask about low-VOC paints? Feel free to explain your vote in the comments below...

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