FRPO’s New Environmental Operating Standards Offers Renters the Opportunity to Play an Active Role in Promoting a Greener Living Environment in their Apartment Community
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 22, 2014 — FRPO (the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario)’s Certified Rental Building Program (CRBP) is now greener and more environmentally friendly.
With the introduction of its new Environmental Operating Standards in Mississauga today at Park Property Management Inc., 2797 Battleford. FRPOs certification assures residents that their apartment home is in the care of property managers committed to environmental activities that support effective energy consumption management and waste management recycling practices.
Park Property Management Inc. became the first property manager in Mississauga enrolled in the Certified Rental Building Program to recertify with FRPO’s new Environmental Standards and to receive official status within the Program. Unveiling FRPO’s “Living Green Together” logo at Park Property’s 2797 Battleford Rd. building in the Meadowvale area of Mississauga were (right to left) FRPO’s President & CEO Scott Andison; Park Property’s Vice President, Residential Property Management Margaret Herd; Mississauga Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito;
and FRPO’s Board Chair Bill Zigomanis.
These new Standards will contribute to creating greener living environments for over 225,000 Ontario residents living in over 950 CRBP-approved apartment communities across the province.
Park Property Management Inc. becomes the first property manager in Mississauga enrolled in the CRB Program to recertify with these new Environmental Standards and to receive official status within the Program.
To celebrate this sustainability milestone, Park Property Management Inc., residents and community leader Councillor Pat Saito gathered at Park Property Management, 2797 Battleford, to reinforce their commitment to environmental sustainability and greener apartment living for residents and their families.
“As the first tenant-focused, quality-assurance program of its kind in North America, the CRB Program assists Ontario residents (tenants) in identifying well-run, well-managed apartment buildings and homes. We are now strengthening that ‘quality’ commitment to Ontario rental-housing consumers with the introduction of 10 new environmental-operating standards. These new standards will set the base-line for environmental-operating practices across our industry,” said FRPO Chair Bill Zigomanis.
Mississauga Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito (far right) congratulated Park Property Management’s leadership for their strong commitment to FRPO’s new Environmental Standards under the banner “Living Green Together” at 2797 Battleford Rd. Park Property Management was the first property manager in Mississauga to achieve Certified Rental Building Program status. Helping pull the cord (l-r) FRPO’s Board Chair Bill Zigomanis; Park Property’s 2797 Battleford Rd. Building Superintendent Thomasina Debi; Property Manager Alpesh Modi; Vice President Residential Property Management Margaret Herd; and FPRO’s President & CEO Scott Andison.
“Within the next few months over 950 multi-residential apartment buildings housing over 225,000 residents will be an active part of this ‘grassroots’ environmental program. This no doubt will contribute to lower energy consumption and create greener apartment communities across Ontario,” he added.
“I am proud to serve a community that strives to live green by practice and example. I applaud the management and residents who are adopting these new standards in order to have greener apartment communities,“ said Councillor Pat Saito. “I would encourage all Mississauga residential property managers and landlords to follow FRPO’s new environmental operating practices.”
“The CRB program’s new environmental-operating standards are an ideal match with Park Property’s goal to reduce our environmental-operating footprint, and to create greener apartment communities for our residents and staff.” said Margaret Herd, Park Property’s Vice President. “We are very pleased to be the first property manager, in the City of Mississauga, to be certified under the new ‘Living Green Together’ standards.”
FRPO’s Director of Certification Ted Whitehead said, “The success of the CRBP’s Environmental Standards depends on our members working effectively together with their residents to strengthen and support a greener environment. By engaging and encouraging residents to do the small painless things to conserve energy, like turning down the thermostat, turning off lights when they leave for work or recycling their garbage and waste correctly – then everyone wins! We can create a culture of environmental caring and greener apartment communities across Ontario.
“Within the next few months, over 225,000 residents living in CRBP apartment buildings will be an active part of this ‘grassroots’ environmental program and this will no doubt contribute to lower energy consumption and create greener communities across Ontario,” he added.