NAHB Recognizes Houston Senior Housing Community for Energy Efficiency

Cypresswood Estates, an affordable housing community for active adults aged 55 or older, has been named by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as a finalist for the Multifamily Pillars of the Industry award for its energy-efficient construction. Located in Houston, Tex., the community achieved NAHB’s recognition as the nation’s first affordable housing for […]

HUD Urges Energy Reduction Measures to Increase Amount of Senior Housing

As energy costs continue to rise, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is urging for senior housing units to become more energy-efficient. HUD’s Fiscal Year 2010-2015 Strategic Plan called for better energy efficiency in all of its housing units, which would bring about an overall reduction in energy costs and thus allow more rental subsidies. HUD’s […]

Pennswood’s $7 Million Renovation Helps Earn it Gold LEED Rating

Pennswood Village, a Quaker-directed senior living community located in Newtown, PA, was awarded an Energy and Environmental Design (LEED©) Gold Rating by the US Green Building Council for its recent $7 million renovation.  The rating was given to the Barclay House, the personal care residence of Pennswood Village. Many of the environmentally-friendly methods, materials, and techniques that were […]

Solar Electrical Systems Completes Solar System Install at California Assisted Living Facility

Solar Electrical Systems of Westlake Village, California recently announced the completion of an installation of a 288kW solar installation on San Clemente Villas by the Sea, making it the largest photovoltaic system on an assisted living facility in the United States according to the firm.  The facility had solar electrical systems had one installed on […]

Atria Golden Creek Celebrates Grand Reopening

After undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, Atria Golden Creek in Irvine, California celebrated its grand reopening last week.  The renovations updated the community’s living areas and apartments and added a new Life Guidance memory care neighborhood with two secure private outdoor garden courtyards, designed specifically for residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.  […]

Boulder Housing Partners To Renovate and Install Solar Panels at Canyon Pointe Senior Apartments

Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) recently announced that it has begun installation of solar panels at Canyon Pointe affordable, senior apartments.  Canyon Pointe consists of 81 one-bedroom apartments that are part of the Section 8 Project Based program for residents age 62 years and older.  The project is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment […]

HUD Awards Energy Efficiency Grants to Retrofit Senior Housing Projects

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD)recently announced that 100 affordable housing developments, including 8,112 homes, around the country have been awarded more than $100 million to complete energy efficient renovations with Recovery Act funds.  Some of the grants went to retrofit senior housing projects in Chicago, Illinois, Burlington, Vermont and Revere, Massachusetts.  The awards […]

Tacoma Lutheran Wellness Center Achieves Silver LEED Certification

The Emerson Wellness and Clark Aquatic Center, located on the campus of the Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community, announced that it has been certified LEED® Silver by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  The 4,500 square foot, full-service facility includes a swimming pool, spa, lockers, space for weight equipment and exercise classes, and other health and […]