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Working To Build Our Community

Community Initiatives and Involvement

Waterton is committed to being a positive force in the communities in which we live and operate.  We encourage our employees to give their time, talents and resources to local and national causes and provide tools and programs to support their community engagement.  We work with our communities through sustainability practices, volunteerism and charitable giving.

Whether participating at the leadership level, providing charitable donations or day of service work, Waterton is proud to partner with many local and national organizations and charities. Some of the groups Waterton has had the privilege to work alongside and support include:

  • All Chicago – Making Homelessness History
  • All Stars Project
  • American Lung Association
  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries
  • Bridge Communities
  • Center for Housing and Health
  • Chicago Rehab Network
  • Franciscan Outreach Association
  • Genesis Housing Development Corporation
  • Heartland Alliance
  • Inspiration Corporation
  • La Casa Norte
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • The Cara Program
  • Threshold
  • Toys for Tots
  • Warriors Speak

Working To Protect

Our Environment

Sustainable Property Development & Design

The inspiration for our name, Waterton, comes from the majestic beauty of Waterton Lakes National Park.  The exploration and discovery of the park is parallel to the entrepreneurial nature of our firm.  The diversity of the rugged, windswept mountains rising abruptly from the gentle prairie grassland is akin to the diversity of our communities, our residents and our guests.  And much like the park serves as a natural community and home; our apartments and hotels serve as communities and homes for our residents and guests.

It is Waterton’s responsibility to protect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. As an organization, we have made it a focus to continually seek and implement environmentally-friendly opportunities and practices that benefit not only the environment but our customers.

Some of the ways we create eco-friendly apartments and living spaces

Energy Efficient Steps

  • Sub-metering of utilities resulting in lower energy and water bills
  • High efficiency Energy Star appliances
  • High efficiency plumbing and fixtures such as low flow faucets and toilets
  • High efficiency mechanical replacements such as HVAC, water heaters, boilers, and chillers
  • Compliance with all local regulations and codes for energy efficiency

Conservation of Our National Resources

  • Low-flow showers and toilets, to conserve water
  • Online leasing, online service requests and online payments to reduce the use of paper
  • Information rich website designed to reduce requests for paper brochures
  • Use of “Green” cleaning products and paint
  • Recycling centers available

Creating a “Green” Living Space

  • Modern HVAC systems to provide the best possible indoor air quality
  • Modern lighting fixtures and elements to create well-lit indoor conditions with minimal energy use
  • Recyclable carpet that has the CRI +Plus Green Label
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