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Preserving Our Environment “Being green” is deeply ingrained in our daily practices and policies as a developer and property management company. How we treat our environment has a direct effect on the quality of life for both our residents and associates. THE KEY TO BEING GREEN: - Consider and measure every action we take - S  trategically build our communities near public transit and walkable neighborhoods - P  lan and implement use of green building materials - O  ptimize methods to reduce our carbon footprint Gables has identified waste, water, and energy as three main environmental impacts in daily operations and has targeted specific campaigns to reduce those impacts:

- A  chieved a 30% waste reduction target in 2015 with an extensive campaign to better understand and quantify water and energy usage by our residents in partnership with our utility service provider - T  hird-party provider audits our usage and ensures completeness and accuracy of our data - T  arget setting for water reduction and capital allocation to fund resident and community engagement and education programs Our waste measurement program and associated reduction targets were some of our first environmental initiatives under our “Taking Care of our Environment” strategy.

Gables Corporate Citizenship 2015 Report  
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