Green and Sustainable Practices
NeighborWorks Umpqua’s Commitment to Sustainability
NeighborWorks Umpqua’s commitment to sustainability and green practices has permeated everything that we do. We integrate green practices in our new construction, in our rehabs and in our offices. We strive to help build the local economy; sustainability is at the core of our used building material store, Heartwood ReSources.
The Green Team
NeighborWorks Umpqua’s green team is comprised up of staff members whose goal is to keep our operations as environmentally friendly as possible. Find out what the Green Team has been up to by checking out our internal Green Newsletters (coming soon).
Why is sustainability important?
Being sustainable and adopting environmentally friendly practices is important. If you want to know why this is important, check out our Why Bother with Sustainability Handout (coming soon).
Healthy and Sustainable principles
Although energy is one of the most common items that people think of within the “green” umbrella, creating healthy and sustainable homes and communities involves more than energy efficiency. A holistic approach to greening considers the full spectrum of ways that individuals and organizations can impact the environment as well as human health and well-being. The following principles provide a more complete picture of the steps needed to create the healthy and sustainable homes and communities. NeighborWorks Umpqua, NeighborWorks America and the NeighborWorks network seek to achieve:
Healthy Indoor Environments
Recycling and Waste Reduction
Accessibility and Walkability
Environmentally Friendly Landscapes
Sustainable Materials and Products, Durability, and
the Life Cycle Approach
Want to know more? Check out:
Healthy and Sustainable Principles Brochure
Healthy and Sustainable Principles: Green Multi-family Housing Handout
Laundry Poster (all coming soon)
Green Multi-family Housing
Several of our multi-family complexes have been built/rehabbed with sustainability in mind. We have developed manuals for these complexes that provide information about the green features in your building and ways to optimize their performance. While these manuals are targeted towards residents, they also are informative to those who wish to know more about our healthy and sustainable properties (all coming soon).
Brookside Court Senior Housing
Hotel North Bend
the Grand Hotel Apartments
Jefferson Park and
Princeton Court Apartments
Green Construction: Benefits of and Options for Going Green
Are you considering building a green home, retrofitting your home or simply upgrading one or two features to be more energy efficient? Are you curious about the rebates, financing options and/or incentives for doing so? We have resources to help address these questions. Check out our Benefits to Green Homes and Retrofitting Options and our external resources inventory. Check back here to see all these additional items.