Sustainability

Tips for designing or adapting durable, sustainable senior living communities

Tips for designing or adapting durable, sustainable senior living communities

When it comes to designing for sustainability, the design elements for senior living residences are in many ways similar to other building types, yet senior living residences are unique in several ways.

What senior care managers need to know about 'green' cleaning and sustainability

What senior care managers need to know about 'green' cleaning and sustainability

Do "green" and sustainable mean the same thing? Yes and no.

25 Brookdale communities earn Energy Star certification

25 Brookdale communities earn Energy Star certification

Twenty-five Brookdale Senior Living communities have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star certification, the Brentwood, TN-based company announced Wednesday.

The 'three-bucket' approach to sustainability

The 'three-bucket' approach to sustainability

Interested in sustainability efforts that could save your company money? Here are steps you can take now and in the future.

How smart home technologies can help with senior living

How smart home technologies can help with senior living

The scope for the use of "smart home" technologies in independent and assisted living communities is a real game-changer.

Ventas recognized for sustainability efforts

Ventas recognized for sustainability efforts

Real estate investment trust Ventas has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the first time and has been ranked the top healthcare REIT by GRESB in its assessment of real estate environment, social and governance factors.

Brookdale sustainability efforts lead to 2.42% cut in energy use

Brookdale sustainability efforts lead to 2.42% cut in energy use

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Brookdale Senior Living continued to make strides toward reaching its sustainability-related goals in 2016, reducing energy use by 2.42% in the communities it owns or operates compared with 2015, the company said in a report released Monday.

Brookdale outlines plans to reduce environmental impact

Brookdale outlines plans to reduce environmental impact

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Brookdale on Tuesday released the first of what it says will be annual reports on its progress in making a positive impact on people, places and performance.

5 steps to sustainable design

5 steps to sustainable design

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Senior living communities can recognize the role the built environment plays in resident health, well-being and quality of life by applying biophilic design principles throughout the process of building or renovation projects, according to a new white paper.

NJ community completes $8.9 million 'green' makeover

NJ community completes $8.9 million 'green' makeover

The Masonic Village at Burlington recently completed an $8.9 million makeover that positions the 120-year-old facility "one of the most sustainable, energy-efficient and resilient senior living communities in the country," according to someone involved with the project.

A different kind of visitor

A different kind of visitor

Goats recently helped Willamette View clean up its grounds in a sustainable way. Read on to learn more and find out how to submit your photo!

More bang for the buck

More bang for the buck

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When it comes to acquiring furniture and furnishings, senior living communities need to get value without breaking their budgets.

LEEDing the charge: Insights from green certification

LEEDing the charge: Insights from green certification

It's clear the "green" movement has planted it roots and proven to be more than a fad in fashion, living and housing.

Illuminating lighting in assisted living

Illuminating lighting in assisted living

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Advancements in lighting are among the most recent and most promising innovations to assure a better quality of life in assisted living and nursing facilities for seniors.

Is geothermal good for my community?

Is geothermal good for my community?

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It's news to no one that construction for senior living is strong, in no small part because large investment dollars are flowing into the space.

In Focus

July 11

Patriotic parade

Naples, FL 

More than 100 residents and employees of Vi at Bentley Village participated in a golf cart parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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