News: Cville complex gets tenants involved in ‘green’ initiatives

Midway Manor Apartment Complex in Charlottesville already spent $500,000 in upgrades to go green – and on Thursday, a bright idea helped get those who call Midway Manor home involved.

It isn’t always easy to get apartment residents excited about making green upgrades because they rent temporarily – so Midway Manor came up with the idea of a light bulb exchange. Residents at the 98-unit apartment complex lined up to turn in one old incandescent bulb and receive a free new fluorescent bulb called a CFL bulb. Educating residents on the benefits of energy efficiency is one part of the property’s extensive effort to go green.

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