Getting Into “Green” Assisted Living

Did you know that the green housing trend applies to senior living too?

A recent post from LeadingAge.org reports on the ways that HUD (the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a federal agency) has committed to “increase the ...

 
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More Senior Living Communities Seeking LEED Certification

Minnesota, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania. Senior living communities in these states have received the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and are setting the stage for new construction (or perhaps renovations) of the ...

 
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ALFA’s C.A.R.E. Program Helps Senior Communities Save Energy

Who cares about the environment? Senior communities do.

Communities Acting to Reduce Energy (C.A.R.E.) is a new program initiated by the Assisted Living Federation of America that awards member communities who have shown energy savings of 5, 10 or 15 ...

 
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Senior Living Communities Going Green

Long-term care facilities all over the country are getting on the green living bandwagon. New senior living communities are built with eco-friendly design in mind; existing facilities are making the upgrades and changes necessary to bring their buildings into alignment with environmentally-sound best practices.

There’s even an ENERGY STAR for Senior Care webpage, created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “for long term and post-acute care providers to benchmark, ...

 
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Retire with Some “Green” in Your Life

Perhaps the latest trend in senior living is the building of "greener" communities. La Posada, a large not-for-profit provider based in the Green Valley area of Southern Arizona, is expanding their campus to include an independent living community, and they are committed to "green" building for this and future projects. An extensive list of the "green" amenities to be enjoyed in the Park Centre homes include: EnergyStar appliances, dual-flush toilets, ...

 
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