GreenScope Properties is a property management company focused on residential and commercial rentals in Tompkins County, New York.
We provide quality, affordable housing and promote sustainable building practices. GreenScope is committed to helping its tenants live greener. Low carbon emissions, energy efficiency, and water conservation are of paramount importance. This commitment can be seen in both the structure of the buildings and in our policies, creating a more positive living and renting experience for our tenants (and lower utility bills).
We’ve made our mark, but there’s a long way to go
So far, we’re proud of the projects we’ve completed. here are some of the highlights of how the products we use and renovations we’ve completed have helped reduce our carbon foot print.
- Energy star appliances to reduce energy use by varying percentages.
- Bamboo flooring, a renewable resource is twice as sturdy and which saves 1 tree per 100 sq feet of flooring area…or approximately 8 trees for a typical 2 bedroom apartment.
- Low Flow toilets to reduce water usage saving on average 17 gallons of water per day or 6,205 gallons per year.
- Dual flush toilets reducing water usage even further to up to 19.4 Gallons per day or 7,081 gallons per year.
- Replacement windows with low-e glass and/or argon gas to significantly reduce heating and cooling costs
- High Efficiency Boilers and Furnaces with efficiency ratings of up to 98% for major reduction in energy and fossil fuel use as well as reduction in utility cost.
“Josh is one of the best landlord’s we’ve ever had and his commitment to the environment is impressive and extremely beneficial to us financially. Most property owner’s go the cheapest route, Josh always keeps sustainability in mind when remodeling and renovating homes for his tenants.”
— Tenant of 174 Burns Road
“Josh is a great landlord. As a college student who had never rented before, I was honestly pretty nervous about getting an apartment and having a landlord. But Josh was super understanding of that. He is patient, kind, and understanding. When other college students talk about their experiences with nightmare landlords, I cannot relate. Because of Josh’s kindness and professionalism as a landlord, my roommates and I decided to renew our lease at 207 Kelvin. Josh works quickly and effectively when changes or work are needed for the apartment. The individuals he hires like Jason are always friendly. He also offers a lot of utilities and extras that other landlords in the area do not. I have had a great experience in a convenient, affordable location on campus with a great landlord.”
—Tenant of 207 Kelvin Place
Below are the people who help keep a physical roof over our tenants heads and everything under those roofs running smoothly. The people pictured on this page ARE NOT employees of GreenScope Properties,LLC. Greenscope Properties does not actually have any employees, but there are a number of contractors that do jobs off and on for the business whenever a project comes up or when a maintenance issue arises. Any one of these people may arrive to a property at the behest of GreenScope should there be a maintenance concern. This is not, by any means, a complete list of people that do work for GreenScope. If you have questions about the authenticity of a person who has arrived at your apartment to perform work, please call the office.
Josh Cope is licensed real estate broker with over 20 years of property management experience. Working on his father’s rental properties as a teenager and later owning and managing properties of his own has become his passion. Raised “off the grid” outside of Ithaca in Caroline, he knows firsthand what it means to have a low carbon footprint. He is primarily responsible for leasing, bookkeeping, and all aspects of tenant relations. He has a hand in everything at GreenScope, you may even see him show up for a maintenance call.
Marie Cope is a licensed real estate agent with a passion for interior design. She helps with everything from website management to picking out flooring and paint colors during renovations. Wherever possible, these include green products like cork or bamboo and low-VOC paint. Her background is in public health, including how the environment affects peoples’ health and wellbeing.
Craig Nash has been working in construction for over 20 years. His experience includes everything from the actual building (framing,) to plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. He ran his own company and staff for many years, and we are grateful to have him periodically perform work for our company as an independent contractor. We mainly hire Craig for larger projects such as renovations and additions or more complex maintenance issues. If Craig is completing a project in your apartment, you can be assured that Craig will get the job done in a professional and timely manner.
Jason has worked in the construction/building trade for more than 20 years. Most recently he was the head of maintenance and grounds at Celebrations for over 12 years. In that position he was responsible for making sure everything looked absolutely perfect for all the weddings and events. He pays extreme attention to detail. If he can make things perfect enough for a Bride you can be sure you will be happy with his work inside your apartment.