Homestead Land Holdings Limited takes great pride in its contributions to reducing its environmental impact and decreasing the ecological footprint of the company. Through the implementation of energy management strategies, Homestead continues to achieve great success in this area. Approximately 90% of all Homestead properties have undergone a water retrofit program, which has resulted in a substantial reduction of water consumption. Through this initiative Homestead has reduced the strain on many major water supply and sewer lines found in any city where Homestead operates. This was accomplished by installing roughly 24,000 low flow toilets and showerheads, in-turn reducing Homesteads water consumption by approximately 160,000m³ per year, or enough to fill 64 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Homestead also focuses on reducing emissions that are released into our atmosphere when natural gas or electricity is consumed. Currently Homestead is installing over 200,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL'S) province-wide, which will reduce the portfolio emissions output dramatically.
Homestead also uses Enerstar Appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers, and dryers.
Other initiatives such as boiler retrofits, building automation systems, and domestic hot water solar panels have further enabled Homestead to reduce the amount of natural gas consumed, which in turn is good news for the environment. Over the last year Homestead has reduced its electricity and natural gas consumption by amounts that have reduced an estimated 1562 tons of CO2 from being released into our atmosphere. This reduction is equivalent to removing 313 cars from the road per year!
Homestead Land Holdings Limited is committed to reducing green house gas emissions where possible and will continue to explore further opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions now and in the future. Through the efforts of our site staff, office staff, HVAC department and other valuable team members, we are paving the way for a brighter, cleaner and greener future.