Reducing Paper Waste

Although the nature of business and its consumption of paper are shifting as our ever-evolving digital world adapts to a more virtual and cloud-based existence, there is no denying that the property management industry still heavily consumes paper through resident leases, reports, notices, legal paperwork, back-office support and more. In fact, the average U.S. office worker uses upwards of 10,000 sheets of copy paper a year. That’s a lot of trees, energy and money, not to mention countless hours spent walking to and from the copy machine and filing all that paperwork away. Simply put, saving paper saves natural resources, money and time.

That said, the perception among Alliance associates (as indicated by last year’s annual employee survey), is that we use a lot of paper and you would like to see us do a better job in reducing our consumption. We want you to know that we are listening and truly appreciate the honest feedback.

Although we’re not a paperless company yet, we’ve made strides to eliminate or substantially cut back on paper consumption in our operational practices. For example, we are BETA-testing a paperless leasing office and are continually looking for smarter, more efficient ways for our corporate office support teams to eliminate the need for paper and save time.

Here are a few examples of what some of our support groups are doing to reduce our company’s overall consumption of paper:

People Department:

Marketing Department:

 Training Department:

Recruiting Department:

Accounting Department:

What you can do:

We would love to hear from you!  Please send ideas, thoughts and suggestions to