We pioneer many environmentally sound initiatives as we design and operate our communities. In particular, we emphasize energy conservation and protection of natural resources. We understand that our communities are representative of many households in every community we serve, and we know that even small, incremental changes can have a large impact on the future.
Finding the highest impact point where our residents’ comfort and environmentally sound management intersect is the true goal of Senior Green. Join us in our efforts to help our seniors leave the legacy they always intended; an earth well loved and cared for, to be enjoyed by generations to come.
Just a handful of ways we work to reduce our footprint:
Composting: Whenever possible the Northbridge culinary team takes advantage of this simple practice in our kitchens to allow for reduction of waste and creation of nutrient rich soil for our community cutting gardens. Through these gardens our chefs grow a variety of seasonal herbs and edible florals that are incorporated in our seasonal menu choices.
LED Lightbulbs: Residential LEDs (Light Omitting Diodes) – especially ENERGY STAR rated products like the ones we are making the switch to in our communities, use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer, than incandescent lighting – we like those stats!
Low LOC Paint: Low-LOC paints help to reduce the concentration of contaminants in the ozone layer as well as in groundwater and landfills.
Vegetation: It is our commitment to save or replant, whenever possible, vegetation we remove as a result of the construction of our ground-up communities. We were able to accomplish this recently at Laurelwood at The Pinehills in Plymouth, MA.