Urban American Management takes a progressive and environmentally conscious approach to property management, working to improve the communities that it creates. For over a decade, the firm has dedicated its efforts to providing affordable, sustainable housing to families in the New York metropolitan area. Over the years, Urban American Management has invested over $10 million toward streamlining its communities’ energy use. These efforts have included weatherizing apartments, installing low-flow water fixtures, and implementing motion-activated lighting in pedestrian areas. Such innovations not only benefit the environment, but also provide residents with higher quality, more affordable housing.In 2011, the firm pledged to stop using incandescent light bulbs in the common areas of its properties. Instead, it replaced them with more efficient light sources such as LEDs and compact fluorescent lighting. In addition to reducing energy usage and costs, this effort was estimated to reduce carbon emissions by millions of pounds. By striving for energy efficiency, In the implementation of sustainable practices, Urban American benefits its residents and the environment, as well as urban communities.