Preserving the environment is a top priority of Franklin and its affiliates. Recently Franklin Properties installed solar thermal panels for generating hot water on 10 of its buildings. Last year Franklin installed clean energy gas heating systems with over 95% efficiency at two large apartment buildings and a super efficient cooling system at another of its buildings. Energy efficient roof coatings are being applied to most buildings owned by Franklin. Additionally, common area lighting in the apartment buildings utilize a motion detector system to help reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
Franklin Properties is part of a group of companies owned and operated by the Tagliatela family. Together these companies boast seven Green Circle Awards from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Saybrook Point Marina, which belongs to this group, is the first marina in Connecticut to receive a Clean Marina Award from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Last year the companies completed a solar electric system which generates 43,920 watts. This year the companies dedicated a second solar electric system generating 190,000 watts.
Franklin Properties endorses environmentally friendly cleaning products and fertilizers. All residents are encouraged to recycle utilizing the recycling stations at each complex. Maintenance staff recycles all used thermostats, batteries and lights from apartments. The company’s latest green program is at Chestnut Hill South in Hamden. At this complex, tenants can grow their own vegetables and flowers at the new organic community garden on site.