Making a Big Impact

At Greystar, we strive to make a big impact. Sometimes, making a small impact over thousands of homes creates the biggest returns. We created the Greystar Green Awards to challenge our associates, our owner clients, and our residents to develop more sustainable practices and lessen the environmental impacts at all of our communities.

Besides energy and water efficiency, sustainability practices include reducing waste, recycling and using recycled products, supporting carpooling and alternative transportation, and improving indoor environmental quality.

Committed to Sustainability
Greystar believes that energy management and sustainable practices enhance the financial value of the communities we manage — and help
to preserve the environment for future generations. We are fundamentally committed to minimizing environmental impacts through continuous
improvement of our energy performance and through sustainable operating practices.

Green Living Guide

In partnership with LORD Green, Greystar is pleased to offer this guide full of no-cost and low-cost ways you can go green.
Sustainable September

We celebrate our signature event each year at our corporate offices and communities to promote sustainable living through a
series of small changes that — when done every day — make a big impact. We invite you to explore some of our
Sustainable September activities from the last few years.

@Home Blog

Each month, Greystar publishes tips and other helpful information to support and encourage a green lifestyle. Join us in making the earth a healthier place to live.

Sustainable September
Recycling Contest

St. Tropez Apartments sponsored a Sustainable September contest that challenged staff and residents to think of uses for empty milk jugs. Here are more than 15 great ideas the community implemented throughout the year.

Greystar Green Awards 

Over 700 Communities have participated in the program, with more than 180 communities having earned Greystar Green Awards. Congratulations to all the participants for making a difference.


Greystar Green Awards

Our proprietary Greystar Green Awards program records and quantifies changes made at all of our communities to track how small actions create substantial impacts. An annual survey tracks 107 variables in seven categories:

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Water Consumption
  • Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
  • Community
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Education
  • Required Practices

Energy Retrofits 

There are many ways to save gas, electricity, and water at multifamily communities. Local utility companies across the country have rebate programs for energy-efficient lighting, HVAC, and water use. Some include free labor, which also translates to savings for communities and residents alike. For example, explore the savings these communities receive using the Maryland Quick Home Energy Checkup Program.


Green Sponsor

HD Supply

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors
Valet Waste
Office Depot