At AE Lofts, we believe that sustainable living isn’t just a trend; it’s a way of life. That’s why we want to help you make the most of your loft living experience while also being eco-conscious.

As stewards of the environment, we’re excited to share ten eco-friendly living tips that are perfect for residents of our unique downtown loft apartments in St. Joe, MO. By incorporating these practices into your loft and lifestyle, you can join us in making St. Joe a greener and more sustainable community.


#1.) Embrace natural light.

One of the unique features of loft apartments is their large windows and open layouts. Take advantage of this by maximizing natural light during the day. Open your blinds and curtains to reduce the need for artificial lighting, which not only saves energy but also enhances your living space.

Our lofts are designed with large windows that flood your living space with plenty of natural light. In addition to reducing energy consumption, these stylish windows also create an inviting and warm atmosphere in your apartment.


#2.) Choose energy-efficient lighting.

When you do need artificial lighting, opt for energy-efficient options. They last longer, use less energy, and are a simple yet effective way to reduce your carbon footprint.

At AE Lofts, in addition to having plenty of natural light, each apartment also comes with energy-efficient lighting. Enjoy the charming style of our historic building with energy-efficient features that meet the demands of modern – and responsible – living.


#3.) Invest in energy-efficient appliances.

Energy-efficient appliances are also designed to save energy and resources, helping you to lower your environmental impact. as well as reduce your electricity bill.

Our loft apartments in St. Joe, MO include modern, energy-efficient, smart appliances and features, including an in-unit washer and dryer, to make your life easier and keep electricity costs down.


#4.) Reduce, reuse, recycle. 

Make recycling a habit in your loft apartment. Set up a recycling station for paper, plastic, glass, and metal items. Reducing waste through recycling helps divert materials from landfills. This simple habit can significantly reduce waste and make a positive impact on the environment.

In addition to recycling, commit to reducing waste by investing in reusable items. You can significantly reduce single-use plastic waste by making small changes, such as using a reusable water bottle or refilling glass containers with hygiene and cleaning products, as opposed to continuously buying individual plastic bottles of each.


#5.) Support local.

Our lofts are nestled in a unique neighborhood bursting with local restaurants, vintage shops, and other small businesses. By supporting these local businesses, you reduce the carbon footprint associated with long-distance transportation and contribute to the vibrant community in our historic community.

Small businesses rely on local support to keep their doors open. By choosing to stay local, not only are you making a positive impact on the environment, you are also supporting your neighbors, their livelihoods, and their loved ones.


#6.) Take advantage of green transportation.

The central location of our apartments in St. Joe, MO makes it easy to adopt eco-friendly commuting options like walking and biking, reducing your reliance on personal vehicles. If these options are not feasible for your daily commute, consider carpooling or taking advantage of public transportation options.

One easy way to cut back on commuting? Save yourself the extra trip to get coffee. We have a coffee shop located on the first floor so residents can enjoy a morning cup without having to leave the building.

A man using his bicycle to get to work


#7.) Be mindful of water usage.

Be conscious of your water consumption. Leaving water actively running while brushing your teeth or rinsing dishes can add up over time, as can extra-long showers. 

Small, simple habits like turning off water when not in use and taking shorter showers can lead to big savings, and a big environmental impact.


#8.) Opt for eco-friendly cleaning products.

Switch to environmentally friendly cleaning products that are non-toxic and biodegradable. These products are safer for you, your pets, and the environment.

As a bonus, many cleaning product companies are shifting toward a more sustainable model. Look for options that include organic ingredients and recycled packaging. Some companies even offer glass containers with in-store refill options, eliminating single-use packaging altogether.


#9.) Choose quality over quantity when decorating.

When furnishing and decorating your loft, opt for sustainable materials like reclaimed wood, recycled glass, and bamboo. Sustainable choices not only look fantastic but also help conserve natural resources.

One main threat to the environment is the rise of overconsumption. To combat this, choose thrifted, secondhand, and vintage decor and furniture over mass-produced items. Giving gently-loved items a new life helps reduce waste and adds personal style and a unique touch to your apartment.


#10.) Reduce phantom energy.

Many appliances and chargers consume electricity even when turned off. Unplug lights, electronic devices, and chargers when they’re not in use. Investing in power strips with timers or smart plugs can help you manage phantom energy consumption effectively.


Eco-Friendly Apartments in St. Joe, MO

Living an eco-friendly lifestyle is not only responsible but also rewarding. By adopting these tips, you can enjoy your loft apartment to the fullest while contributing to a greener, more sustainable community.

At AE Lofts, we are committed to promoting eco-friendly living and making it easy to implement these practices. We’re proud to offer stylish lofts in a historic neighborhood that allow you to live comfortably while making a difference.

Ready to make AE Lofts your new home? Contact us today to learn more about our available loft apartments in St. Joe, MO, and join our community of eco-conscious residents who value both luxury and sustainability.