Sustainability demands a triple bottom line: positive outcomes for society, the environment, and proﬁt — People, Planet, and Prosperity. Like every business, we regularly report ﬁnancial performance: the following annual report provides a more holistic view of Eco Modern Flats’ performance in 2018, adding in the measures of People and Planet. Last year, we shared lessons with community groups, brought neighbors together, and used natural resources wisely.
Meet Stephanie and Robin Lenogue. Stephanie is a sustainability and economic development specialist hailing from Houston and Robin’s a French engineer and astronomer. They’ve made their home at ECO since June, 2014.
What made you choose ECO? The proximity to work and downtown, the LEED certification, and the simplicity of design.
What’s your favorite thing about living at ECO? The fact that all the residents seem to consider sustainability as important as Eco Modern Flats does. And the garden, which we’ve probably both eaten our weight of by now.
What would you tell someone who’s considering moving to Eco Modern Flats? Come check it out – you’ll understand!
Has ECO influenced your knowledge of sustainability? How has it changed the way you live? Stephanie: Well, I received my LEED Green Associate certification recently and I work in sustainability but it definitely helps me practice what I preach. I would definitely say that I bike or walk to work almost every day now and eat almost all my veggies from the garden versus going to the grocery store.
The second installment in our Inhabitants series is Amanda Smith, a textile designer who loves ECO for its modern lines and commitment to sustainability.
How long have you lived at ECO? One year and 2 months
What made you choose ECO? I was familiar with the project because my brother in law is a partner at Modus Studio, the architecture firm that designed Eco. As soon as my previous living situation came to an end, I knew Eco would be the only apartment I would consider living in. Being in the design field and having an overall love and appreciation for a contemporary aesthetic, it was a no-brainer.
What’s your favorite thing about living at ECO? My private roof deck and the pool. I love them equally, I can’t choose!
What would you tell someone who’s considering moving to Eco Modern Flats? If you want to keep it simple, Eco is your place.
Has ECO influenced your knowledge of sustainability? How has it changed the way you live? I was pretty knowledgeable about sustainability before I moved into Eco- that’s one of the reasons I chose to live here. I also love the recycling program. I make sure something isn’t recyclable before I throw it in the regular garbage, because we’re able to recycle most materials here.
Who better to tell the story of living at ECO than the people who live here? Kicking off our new series is Molly Meredith, who has lived here from the start. Molly is a Certified Laser Technician & Licensed Aesthetician. She lives at ECO with her canine companions, Mackenzie Jo, a short haired Chihuahua and Taber, a long haired Chihuahua.
How long have you lived here? Two and a half years
What made you choose ECO? It was the whole package: the LEED certification, community garden, outdoor space, salt water pool. I toured a model flat on Valentines day 2011 and fell in love- the functional design of a small space, the minimalist Scandinavian-style aesthetic.
What’s your favorite thing about living at here? The community garden. I’m an avid cook & wannabe gardener, so it’s perfect. I utilize the garden pretty much year round. My outdoor space, especially the rooftop, is a close second.