Green initiatives are making their way into retirement communities across the country. While swapping out light bulbs and installing smart water systems can save money, community executives say these moves are desired by residents as well.
“My mom lives in one of our communities, and she’s the one with the hybrid, not me,” says Paul Chapman, executive vice president and chief development officer at Belmont Village, which owns 25 properties across the country as well as one in Mexico. To cater to environmentally-minded seniors like Chapman’s mother, retirement communities are deploying a variety of green initiatives in new properties while retrofitting old ones. As a bonus, these measures are helping communities and their residents save money, too.
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