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Paramount Properties is committed to ensuring our apartments are as eco-friendly as possible, but we've included some simple ways that you can green your apartment.

There are many ways to reduce your environmental impact when living in an apartment. Adopting a more ecofriendly lifestyle minimizes your carbon footprint, while saving you time and money. Paramount Properties is committed to ensuring our apartments are as eco-friendly as possible. Whether you are a student, professional or a mature apartment seeker, here are some simple ways that you can green your apartment. 

Energy Savings = Cost Savings 

  • Check your apartment for drafts. If you notice any breezes from your windows or doors, ask your landlord to caulk the perimeters. This quick fix just takes a few minutes and can help to save you money on your monthly utility bills!
  • Use low-voltage light bulbs in all of your apartment fixtures. They last almost 10x as long and use 1/3 the energy of regular bulbs. The second you turn these bulbs on you will notice a lighter, brighter apartment. 
  • Make savings a breeze and use fans to circulate your apartment’s AC in the summer and your heat in the winter! 

 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Living in an apartment building offers you the convenience to dispose of your garbage and recyclables any time that you want. Paramount Apartments have onsite containers for all of your recyclables. Please take care to sort your recyclables and ensure that they are placed in the correct bin to avoid contamination. 
  • Recycling can also save you money! Take your wine, beer, and spirit containers back to the Beer Store or LCBO for a full refund. 
  • Get back to nature and start composting! There are many small composters available for apartment use – indoors or outdoors. Compost your organic waste to create nutritious soil to feed your apartment plants. 

 Conserve Water

  • Equip your apartment shower with a low-flow shower head. While conventional showerheads can use 27 litres or more per minute, most low-flow showerheads use less than 9 litres per minute! Today’s low-flow showerheads are available in a variety of styles and deliver the same quality as conventional showerheads. 
  • Paramount Apartments are equipped with onsite laundry facilities which allow you to do your laundry at your convenience. Even though our apartments make it easy to do your laundry at any time, try to wait until you have a full load to save 50% more water and energy. 
  • Turn off the taps while brushing your teeth, washing your face and while lathering up in the shower to save litres of water per week!

Eco Transportation

  • Paramount Apartments are located in Ottawa’s most desirable and convenient locations, allowing you to walk, bike or take public transit to all amenities, entertainment, school and work!
  • Our apartments are located close to major transitways which makes taking public transit the most efficient way to travel across the city. 

These are just a few simple tips to enjoy green, clean apartment living. When you choose Paramount Properties, you can feel good about renting from an environmentally conscious company. View our listings to begin your apartment search today!

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