Newport Lofts spent a great deal of time this year working on money saving projects. The most significant cost savings will come from lighting conversions. In July the Board converted approximately 400 hallway lights from 35 watt bulbs down to 3 watt LED bulbs that will save the building over $14,000 each year in electricity. The Board just signed new agreement that will convert just under 200 lights in the garage from 175 watt bulbs into 45 watt bulbs, saving Newport another $15,000 each year.
Park Place on Harbor Drive is a 30 story building with 178 units, divided between condos and town‐homes, managed by Prescott Companies. The complex is participating in the City of San Diego’s multi‐family recycling pilot program that distributed re‐usable, in‐unit recycling bags to multi‐family residents. The bags were purchased with grant money from the State Department of Conservation, and were designed to assist residents to collect recyclables at their home and transport them to a central disposal area in the complex. The bags are made of 100% recycled plastic. They are flexible, have a large capacity and can fit in small spaces or even be hung. They are also easy to carry, leaving residents’ hands free to carry other items such as the trash bags, which is also disposed at the same location.
The building has small trash rooms on each floor with no extra space for a recycling container. In order to make recycling convenient to the residents, the property manager installed hooks on every trash room and marked the bags with its unit’s number. Residents hang their full recycling bag in the trash room. Maintenance staff empties them on a special collection cart every day and hang the empty bags back so residents can pick them up and take them back to their units. This has eliminated the use of plastic bags and the recycling loads have been very clean.
The janitorial staff empties the floors’ containers into the main recycling dumpsters located downstairs. In the trash rooms on each floor there are City produced signs reminding residents what can and cannot be recycled in the City of San Diego.
Residents are very pleased with the bags. They are particularly pleased with the information and photos printed on it, informing about the City Recycling Ordinance and showing what can and can’t be recycled, clarifying questions they might have on what items should be recycled.
But the recycling is not limited to the residents. There are also recycling containers inside staff offices at every desk, copier, fax and food serving area.
The residents and staff are participating at an impressive level and will continue to do so. Park Place on Harbor Drive has doubled their recycling services since receiving the recycling bags from the City’s Environmental Services Department in April 09, saving $460 per month on their waste collection bills, making them a model for multi-family recycling in the City of San Diego.
Read the full story here: http://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/ro/pdf/091116parkplace2.pdf
Prescott managed for 6 years – 3000 single family homes with three condominium sub-associations. Two recreation areas with pool / spa / clubhouses, gym, tot lots, brush management and native areas.
17 years with Prescott / 23 years with Cynthia Van Cleave. - 3200 single family homes with two sub-associations and seven (7) Villages. Mixed use commercial areas, tot lots, park areas, maintenance corporation and brush management areas. Award winning community for water conservation programs in accordance with the City of Oceanside and for landscape.
Prescott managed for 7 years – building to 5,000 units. Members have access to amenities such as pools, tot lots and a gym which are run by the local Boys & Girls Club. Beautiful walking trails, native areas and gardening plots allow owners to enjoy the natural beauty and surroundings of Southern California.
Prescott managed for 13 years – 1735 units. Master Association with five condominium sub-associations that include pool, gym, clubhouse, meeting room, walking trails, pedestrian park, native and brush management areas.
Prescott managed for 13 years - 2000 single family homes, recreational area with parks, greenbelts with benches.
"Before hiring Prescott, we interviewed several other companies, and their “promises” weren’t even remotely close to the service you have given us over the past year and a half. The professionalism, integrity and responsiveness exhibited every step of the way, is greatly appreciated."
- Beryl Forst, Arlington Ranch Twilight