Live Green, Live Lindy
The Lindy Communities proudly provides environmentally friendly living reducing our collective carbon footprint and resident utility expenses. Through efficient central boilers, central heating and air conditioning, windows, and solar panels, resident gas heat and hot water often average under $25 monthly! And Electricity at every community comes 100% from Wind Power.
Eco-Friendly Solar Panels
Lindy Communities boasts more solar panels than any competition. Residents of Eola Park, Fountain Gardens, Gateway Towers, Longwood Manor, Sedgwick Gardens, and Academia Suites enjoy hot water supplied by the Sun, collectively saving enough Natural Gas “to replace over 1,500,000 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.”
“Nine commercial size solar hot water systems were installed on Lindy properties and were estimated to save about 33,000 ccfs of natural gas per year. This is equivalent to zeroing out natural gas emissions from about 41 Pennsylvania households. Hat’s off to Lindy Properties for their attention to smart energy saving strategies and to environmental preservation.”
Alan Rushforth, Rushforth Solar
Upon completing the nine separate solar panel systems, Lindy Communities was honored with the 2010 Green Power Award by the Citizens for Pennsylvania Future (Penn Future).
Electricity Generated by Wind Power
Every Philadelphia and suburban Lindy Community supplies Electricity Generated, 100%, by renewable Wind Power. This includes every Common area, Amenities, office, and exterior lighting. More impressive, wind power also generates 100% of all the electricity for every apartment at the Towers at Wyncote, Meadowbrook, Park at Westminster, Haverford, Longwood Manor, Bromley House, Mt. Air Place, Sedgwick Gardens, Academia Suite, Regency House, York House, and York North.
Collectively, Lindy Communities in the Philadelphia area and NY office campus generate by renewable wind power, 74 Million kilowatts of electricity. The chart below illustrates what 74 Million kilowatts translates into.
Energy Efficient Equipment
Every Lindy Community with Central Heat and/or Central Water is Supplied by the State-of-the-Art Lochinvar Boilers. Modern windows, advanced boilers, new central air and heating equipment, proper insulation, LED lighting, water conservation, trash recycling, collectively offer Residents a living green, carbon footprint sensitive lifestyle.
Every Lindy Community experienced savings of Natural Gas, Electricity and Water consumption. Some at Eye-popping levels. Apartment natural gas bills, including for winter heating, average under $25 a month! City officials pushing Greening have responded that $25 monthly is not possible. BUT IT IS TRUE.
Lindy Communities eco-friendly apartments include:
- New Exterior and New Common Area LED lighting- throughout every community.
- LED light bulbs in almost every kitchen and Bathroom.
- Water saving toilets, kitchen and bathroom aerators, saving shower heads, and energy efficient washers.
- Recycling in Every Community, recycling papers, plastics, bottles, and cardboard.
- Energy Star Appliance Packages.
- Environmentally green approved Low Voc paint.
- Lindy Communities promotes use of sustainable products.
- Energy efficient Central Air Conditioning. When comparing to prior experiences, residents are amazed by their savings.
- To save trees, residents receive emails including monthly statements and can easily make payments online.
At Select Communities:
- Community Gardens
- Vehicle Chargers for Electric Cars
- Car Sharing
- Healthy Food options at Vending Equipment and Every Center
- Fitness Centers, or access to, at Every Community
- Bicycling Sharing Services
Lindy Communities reduces the construction and renovation impacts on land consumption and ecosystems.
Lindy Communities recycles to minimize waste through improved planning and awareness with our residents encouraged to participate in a robust recycling effort.
To increase recycling and minimize the need for virgin resources, Lindy Communities has initiated at every one of our communities at recycling program for handling cardboard, metals, plastics, glass and paper.
Sustainable Supply Chain
Lindy Communities supports sustainable procurement practices by considering the materials, logistics, and performance of all purchases.
To reduce emissions pollution from transporting goods, Lindy Communities limits the number of vendors from which our communities source materials, with an emphasis on local suppliers. This results in fewer trips to and from distribution centers and fewer emissions produced to bring the products to our communities.
To decrease the amount of disposable products, Lindy Communities avoids the use of foam products.
Outreach and Education
Lindy Communities promotes sustainability through education and communication partnering with local utilities, suppliers of high-efficiency commercial products and installers.