In today’s fast-paced urban lifestyle, integrating eco-friendly habits into our daily routines has become more important than ever. Living in loft apartments, like those at American Electric Lofts, provides a unique opportunity to practice sustainable living while enjoying the benefits of modern amenities and historic charm. 

Whether you are new to the concept or looking to expand your green practices, there are many ways to contribute to a healthier planet from the comfort of your home. Here, we explore some effective eco-friendly practices for loft dwellers in St. Joseph apartments.

Energy Efficiency in Loft Living

One of the most impactful ways to live sustainably in your loft apartment is to focus on energy efficiency. At American Electric Lofts, our historic building has been renovated with modern amenities that include energy-efficient appliances and systems.

Optimize Your Lighting

Switching to LED bulbs can significantly reduce energy consumption. LED lights use up to 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last much longer. Additionally, make the most of natural light by arranging your furniture to allow sunlight to illuminate your living space, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day.

Smart Thermostats

Installing a smart thermostat can lead to significant energy savings. These devices learn your schedule and adjust the temperature accordingly, ensuring your loft is comfortable when you are home and conserving energy when you are away. Our modern amenities at American Electric Lofts include features that support energy-efficient living, making it easier for you to adopt these practices.

Sustainable Home Decor

Decorating your loft in an eco-friendly manner is not only stylish but also contributes to a healthier living environment. St. Joseph apartments at American Electric Lofts offer a perfect canvas for sustainable interior design.

Recycled and Upcycled Furniture

Opt for furniture made from recycled materials or consider upcycling old pieces. This reduces waste and gives your loft a unique, personalized touch. Look for local thrift stores or online marketplaces for second-hand items that can be given a new life.

Non-Toxic Paints and Finishes

When painting or refurbishing your loft, choose non-toxic, low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints and finishes. These products emit fewer harmful chemicals, improving indoor air quality and making your home safer for both you and the environment.

Water Conservation

Conserving water is a crucial aspect of green living. American Electric Lofts supports eco-friendly practices by providing modern fixtures that help reduce water usage.

Low-Flow Fixtures

Installing low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets can significantly reduce water consumption without sacrificing performance. These fixtures are designed to maintain pressure while using less water, making them an easy addition to your eco-friendly home.

Mindful Water Usage

Simple habits like turning off the tap while brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, and fixing leaks promptly can make a big difference. Additionally, consider using a water-efficient dishwasher instead of hand washing dishes, as it uses less water and energy overall.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Managing waste effectively is essential for sustainable living. We encourage residents at American Electric Lofts to adopt waste reduction and recycling practices.


If space permits, consider setting up a small composting system in your loft. Composting organic waste like food scraps and coffee grounds reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and provides nutrient-rich compost for your plants.

Recycling Programs

Participate in local recycling programs by separating recyclables such as paper, plastic, glass, and metal. St. Joseph apartments often have designated recycling bins to make this process more convenient. Additionally, consider reducing single-use plastics by using reusable bags, bottles, and containers.

Indoor Plants and Air Quality

Indoor plants are a beautiful and natural way to improve air quality in your loft. American Electric Lofts, with its spacious and airy interiors, provides the perfect environment for cultivating a green indoor space.

Benefits of Indoor Plants

Plants like spider plants, snake plants, and peace lilies are known for their air-purifying properties. They absorb toxins and release oxygen, creating a healthier indoor environment. Additionally, plants add a touch of nature to your home, enhancing your overall well-being.

Sustainable Plant Care

Choose organic soil and natural fertilizers for your indoor garden. Water your plants with collected rainwater or use leftover water from cooking (once cooled). This not only conserves water but also provides nutrients to your plants.

Community and Lifestyle

Embracing a green lifestyle extends beyond your loft. Engaging with your community and making eco-friendly choices in your daily activities can have a positive impact.

Carpooling and Public Transportation

Living in the heart of downtown St. Joseph means you have access to various public transportation options. Consider using public transport, biking, or carpooling to reduce your carbon footprint. American Electric Lofts‘ central location makes it easy to navigate the city without relying on a personal vehicle.

Supporting Local Businesses

Shop locally to reduce the environmental impact of transporting goods over long distances. St. Joseph offers a variety of local markets and businesses where you can find eco-friendly products and produce. Supporting these businesses also strengthens the local economy and fosters a sense of community.

Experience Green Living at Our St. Joseph Apartments

At American Electric Lofts, we are committed to providing a living environment that supports sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Our historic 7-story building offers a range of unique studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom floor plans, each equipped with modern amenities designed for everyday loft living. Enjoy our dog-friendly spaces, including a dog park and dog wash, plan gatherings in the club room or community room, and stay fit with our 600 SF yoga room, TRX equipment, and Echelon Exercise Bikes.

Discover the perfect blend of historic charm and modern living in the heart of downtown St. Joseph, Missouri. Contact us today to schedule a tour and see for yourself how American Electric Lofts can support your green living goals. Our stylish loft apartments are designed to offer you the best of both worlds—sustainable living and contemporary comfort.

Experience the vibrant, eco-friendly lifestyle at American Electric Lofts, where your new home awaits in St. Joseph apartments. Join our community and be part of a greener future.