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The Green Tool Box

GCAA's resource for sustainable apartment living information



GCAA wants to promote sustainable living in multifamily housing communities. Our goal is to motivate and inspire action by providing information, education, and resources about being GREEN.


Get your free Recycling tool kit today!

The GCAA Green Committee has partnered with Mecklenburg County to promote its “Re-Learn” RECYCLING Program. Through this program, GCAA members can receive flyers, door hangers, posters, and newsletter articles to help inform and motivate residents about the many ways to live sustainably. These tools are free of charge and allow you to customize the posters, door hangers, and/or flyers with your community's logo!

For more information, please visit or call 704-432-3466

How are apartments going green?

The following list of the most popular "Green" strategies used by apartment owners came from a national survey of 249 apartment executives by J. Turner Research:
Going Green: A Multifamily "Top Five" List
1. Installed low-flow shower heads and toilets 75%
2. Installed compact fluorescent light bulbs 73%
3. Installed aerators on all faucets 66%
4. Implemented recycling program 55%
5. Implemented sub metering system 52%

Want to know what's happening on the national level? 

Read about green/sustainability topics here on the National Apartment Association's website.