Latest stories on conservation

How To Practice Good Conservation This July 4th Weekend

Posted by Livable Content Team on Jul 2, 2024 4:56:37 PM

Maximizing Savings and Sustainability: A Comprehensive Guide to Reducing Water and Utility Costs through RUBS this Summer

Posted by Livable Content Team on Jun 6, 2024 4:10:04 PM

Part 4: More Tech That Boosts Revenue and NOI for Housing Providers

Posted by Livable Content Team on Oct 12, 2023 7:16:22 PM



Note: This is part four of our series on technology innovations that help property owners and managers get the most from their investments. 

So far, we’ve discussed a few amazing property management platforms that can help independent rental owners and professional property managers get the most out of their rental investments, as well as systems that can detect water leaks and make inspections easier from anywhere in the world. Today, we’re going to discuss Simple Sub water meters and Dwellsy, a marketplace for both renters and tenants. Read on to explore the unique features of these applications and how each can help grow your business.

Part 3: Tech Supports Property Owners for Greater NOI

Posted by Livable Content Team on Sep 1, 2023 10:27:13 AM



Note: This is part three of our series on technology innovations that help property owners and managers get the most from their investments. 

So far, we’ve discussed a few amazing property management platforms that can help independent rental owners and professional property managers get the most out of their rental investments. Today, we’re going to discuss NOWi water sensors that help detect water leaks and RentCheck, a mobile app that helps both Housing Providers and Residents conduct accurate property inspections more easily. Read on to explore the unique features of these applications and how each can help grow your business.

Part 2: Tech Supports Today’s Property Owners for Better Investment Health

Posted by Livable Content Team on Jul 26, 2023 10:51:34 AM



Note: This is part two of our series on technology innovations that help property owners and managers get the most from their investments. 

In part one of our ongoing series, we explored the benefits of Azibo’s online management system and Livable’s platform to recover master-billed utilities. In this edition, we’re going to explore two more amazing online management platforms: Renter Insight and Innago. Renter Insight is perfect for the Housing Provider who wants enterprise-level tools at an IRO-friendly price point, while Innago has a specialized feature that uniquely serves student housing providers. Read on to explore the unique features of these applications and how each can help grow your business. 

Save Money by Encouraging Residents to Conserve Utilities

Posted by Livable Content Team on Jul 14, 2023 10:40:04 AM



As a Housing Provider, managing expenses is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy return on your investment and ensuring long-term success. One area where costs can add up quickly is utilities, such as electricity, gas, wifi access, sewer, trash collection and - especially - water. Utility costs continue to rise and water bills have shot up dramatically over the last several years in many areas, . 

By encouraging your Residents to conserve any master-billed utilities, you can not only reduce operational costs but also contribute to environmental sustainability. Read on for effective strategies to motivate Residents to conserve utilities, ultimately saving everyone money.

Tech Supports Today’s Property Owners for Healthier Finances

Posted by Livable Content Team on Jul 5, 2023 6:04:53 PM



Note: This is part one of our series on technology innovations that help property owners and managers get the most from their investments. 

Managing properties, whether your own investment or as a fulfilling career, is a lot of work. But property managers today have more options than ever for cost-effective ways to manage that work load more easily and effectively. Improved interfaces, faster applications and cloud-storage options make these tools ever-more-accessible and easy to use.

Choose Gardens Over Lawns for a Healthier Community and Planet

Posted by Livable Content Team on Mar 22, 2023 11:31:52 AM

Single-family homes, duplexes, multifamily complexes and businesses have traditionally fought for idyllic lawns with the aim of causing envy among neighbors and passersby. But at Livable, we think we have a better idea! 

It’s time to level up and consider trading the battle of lawn envy for a healthier, more colorful and more sustainable option: building a garden. Replacing lawns with gardens is a fantastic option for a better environment and overall way of living. Check out our reasons for installing a garden over the manicured grass, plus suggestions for the kind of garden you could opt for. Now is the time to start planning for an amazing garden this summer! 

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Smart saver tip of the month

Insulating water pipes is a quick and inexpensive way to lower water-heating costs. The easy upgrade reduces heat loss and allows you to lower your buildings’ water temperature setting by two to four degrees. Plus, since water doesn’t take as long to heat up, less of this precious resource is wasted waiting for faucets and showers to get to the appropriate temperature.

On smaller buildings, this is a definite DIY job that should take less than a day to complete. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy’s website for a comprehensive shopping list and step-by-step instructions.