In 2012 Associa launched its environmental initiative Associa Green in its communities across the country. Recently, the company added another layer to its commitment to a greener earth with the launch of the Associa Green Award.
The Associa Green Award is designed to recognize all Associa-managed associations that strive to promote green living among homeowners. The program is based on a specific set of criteria by which communities can earn points. Based on this point system, communities that earn 100-149 points will receive the Associa Green Award seal of excellence. Communities earning 150-200 points will be named a 2013 Associa Green Community. The community with the most points, earns the distinction of being the 2013 Associa Green Community and will also receive a free Associa Green event, valued at $2,500.
Associa is proud to announce The Prescott Companies’ 4S Ranch Master HOA is this year’s Associa Green Community. They earned 175 points out of a possible 200 to take the top prize. “Green” efforts at the 4S Ranch Master HOA include green building practices, energy efficiency, efficient water use, ample trees and green space, recycling and waste management, innovation and environmental education.
Associa PCM’s Aliso Viejo Community Association finished a close second with 120 points and will receive the Associa Green Award seal of excellence. Association Services of Florida’s Mallory Harbor at Coral Bay earned 40 points and will also be recognized with the Associa Green Award seal of excellence.
The Associa Green Award recognizes Associa-managed associations that promote green living in their communities. Divided into seven categories, the award requirements encompass several areas, including green building, energy efficiency, efficient water use, trees and green space, recycling and waste reduction, education and innovation.
“We worked to develop a robust green program that recognizes the extraordinary efforts of our communities,” said John Carona, president and CEO of Associa. “The Associa Green Award has something for everyone in each of our unique communities. I would like to congratulate The Prescott Companies and 4S Ranch for winning this prestigious honor.”
Associa Green increases the environmental well-being of the communities we serve by promoting products and services and facilitating programs that support “green” living. Through Associa Green, Associa helps families live healthy, “greener” lifestyles that benefit both people and our Earth. Associa Green HomeGrown provides tips, facts and resources for home gardening. Associa Green RecyclingRoundups helps homeowners recycle their unwanted household items. For more information on the program, visit www.associagreen.com.
Building and managing successful communities for more than 35 years, Associa is the worldwide leader in community management with over 10,000 employees operating more than 180 branch offices in the United States, Mexico, Canada, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Based in Dallas, Texas, our industry expertise, financial strength, and innovation meet the unique needs of clients across the world with customized services and solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com or www.associacares.com.
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