Walkability is the proximity in which tenants can easily get to stores, work, restaurants, and public transportation without using a car. This green feature is ranked second on the list when renters are shopping for new apartments. It has been shown that tenants are not only pushed to more social interaction but will add more value to the businesses around the area because of the easy access. When businesses become more popular and valuable, your property does as well.
Recycling being the simplest and least expensive is the 3rd highest ranked green feature that attracts and keeps renters. With almost half of Americans living in multi-family homes, recycling in all of them would significantly reduce the nation's waste. As a property owner, you can also benefit from recycling financially with lower trash pickup costs, additional revenue, and saving more space in landfills.