Environmental Initiatives

75% of Ithaca's housing market is comprised of rental properties; therefore, the single greatest potential impact on sustainability is in the hands of the landlords. As a company we have the ability to make decisions for over 50 homes in Ithaca when a furnace breaks down, or a light bulb goes out, or when windows need to be replaced. PPM Homes takes this responsibility seriously and we can be sustainable, leaving a smaller footprint in the community.

Our vision is to make a difference in the neighborhood through community action and sustainability initiatives.

Here are concrete examples of sustainable systems and materials implemented in our properties:

  • Efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • High efficiency heating systems
  • New energy efficient windows
  • Photo Voltaic (Solar) Panels
  • Architectural salvage & reuse
  • Materials Recycling
  • Household compost areas
  • Free bus passes
  • Information for tenants about utilities and usage

PPM is the recipient of two 2012 Signs of Sustainabilty awards from Sustainable Tompkins!
PPM Homes recieved a Signs of Sustainabilty award from Sustainable Tomkins for our work in developing the first Car Free rental housing in Ithaca. At a downtown location, PPM provides bus passes and bike storage to tenants instead of on site parking spaces.