2020 Criterion 8.3 Resident Manual
The intention of the Resident Manual is to provide a guide for homeowners and renters that explains the intent, benefits, use and maintenance of their home’s green features and practices. The Resident Manual should encourage green and healthy activities as well as provide education on the operations and maintenance of the home. This information will allow residents to fully realize the environmental, health and economic benefits that green housing offers.
Please refer to the 2020 Enterprise Green Communities Criteria, Criterion 8.3 for specifics on the requirements. This template was developed to provide a template for teams to customize and meet those requirements. The Resident Manual should be seen as a resource for residents and on‐site staff rather than a rule book as it does not replace the lease. The manual provides guidelines and tips that residents can reference and helps to showcase their opportunities and choices while living in green housing. It also provides an opportunity to highlight the efforts that management makes to be “green” and provide housing that improves the quality of residents' lives.