As evident throughout its portfolio, Fairstead cares deeply about building toward a
sustainable future, and the company is confident that its design and construction standards,
as well as its property-management philosophy, are appropriately focused on minimizing all
our buildings’ carbon footprint. We view this simply as the right thing to do — for residents,
communities, and society at large — but it’s always reassuring when our approach receives
independent approbation. The rehabilitation of Hope Village received such recognition:
official certification from the green building program, EarthCraft.
What Fairstead did to earn that accolade was nothing more than its usual approach to
creating sustainable communities. Our team fitted individual apartments with energy efficient
appliances, low-flow bathroom and kitchen fixtures, and LED lighting. We also
installed electronic thermostats, updated roofing and siding, and cleared asbestos.
Attractive eco-friendly flooring, counters, and cabinetry prove that remodeling can
be done for aesthetic purposes as well as higher ideals. A playground renovation and
accessibility upgrades were completed as well.
Beyond this, Fairstead’s proactive approach to social services programming reflects the
company’s concern for much more than our residents’ physical housing needs. Support
is available in a number of critical areas, including job education, health and wellness,
food insecurity, and assistance with accessing government programs. Special events
planned throughout the year, tailored to a community’s needs and wants, underscore a
commitment to community as well.