2018 ECO Modern Flats Impact Report

When it comes to a project’s returns, financial reports tell only part of the story. Sustainability demands a triple bottom line: positive outcomes for society, the environment, and profit — People, Planet, and Prosperity. Like every business, we regularly report financial performance: the following annual report provides a more holistic view of Eco Modern Flats’ performance in 2018, adding in the measures of People and Planet. Last year, we shared lessons with community groups, brought neighbors together, and used natural resources wisely.

Sharing with the Community

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Through the garden gate garden tour

hosted by the Flower, Garden & Nature Society of NWA

In June, ticket holders toured the grounds, community garden, and rain garden. Our horticulturist was on hand to answer questions from the enthusiastic visitors and tour volunteers.

Solar Panels and Green Roof
National solar tour

coordinated by Arkansas Renewable Energy Association

We opened our doors to a self-guided tour highlighting the solar hot water system in October. The sun provides about 85% of the hot water used at Eco.

150

garden visitors

85%

of hot water provided by sun

Sharing with the Community

photo 2
Through the garden gate garden tour

hosted by the Flower, Garden & Nature Society of NWA

In June, ticket holders toured the grounds, community garden, and rain garden. Our horticulturist was on hand to answer questions from the enthusiastic visitors and tour volunteers.

150

garden visitors
Solar Panels and Green Roof
National solar tour

coordinated by Arkansas Renewable Energy Association

We opened our doors to a self-guided tour highlighting the solar hot water system in October. The sun provides about 85% of the hot water used at Eco.

85%

of hot water provided by sun

As in past years, real estate development graduate students from Georgetown University interviewed SREG staff for coursework focused on adaptive reuse.

Connecting Neighbors

In keeping with our purpose of connecting people with neighbors, ECO had an array of activities for residents.

  • Weekly Happy Hour
  • Monthly Rooftop Yoga in partnership with Trailside Yoga
  • Outings to events at local pubs
  • Preparing and serving a free community meal via Feed Communities
  • A winter book club meeting at a neighborhood pub

50%

of residents attended at least one event in 2018

From our residents

Accolades for our staff
It was this winter during the rare cold snap—my heat went out. It was late in the evening and the team had already gone home. The temperature was frigid outside. After I called the emergency line, Snuffy ran to rescue, he came straight from home. He was so kind and concerned about me. He tried to make the repair but it was going to take parts not available. He scrambled for a portable heat unit to make sure I didn't freeze that night. He was genuinely concerned about me. Brought warmth and comfort. First thing the next morning, he's checking in and assuring that the unit would be fixed that day. Sure enough, it was. I can always count on Snuffy to make my day brighter and take care of things when the day isn't so bright. — Tyler C.
Tim always takes time from what he is doing to visit with my girls. He very joyfully and patiently answers all the questions that the kids throw his way no matter what. I am amazed at the way he makes our place look and feel immaculate. Every visitor that I have ever brought to Eco is amazed at what Tim does. Thank you Tim for making Eco a place that people love to live! — Michael C.

Treading Lightly

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN CONSERVING NATURAL RESOURCES
  • Eco’s recycling program is Fayetteville’s first large-scale multifamily recycling program. In 2018 we diverted an estimated 6.1 Tons from the landfill.
  • Eco was one of the very first ENERGY STAR™ multifamily properties in the nation. The program allows properties to demonstrate energy and water savings and to compare performance with others in the industry. In September 2018, our ENERGY STAR™ score was 96 on a scale of 1-100.
  • Aided by efficient appliances and fixtures along with rainwater reclamation, Eco used approximately 45% less water last year than pre-renovation.

6.1

tons diverted from landfill

96

ENERGY STAR™ Score

45%

Savings in water usage


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