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Sustainability at Brightview

Brightview Senior Living is committed to building and operating sustainable, healthy communities to enhance the well-being of our residents, families, and associates. Over the past decade, our efforts have focused on designing communities that follow well-recognized green building guidance, installing on-site renewable energy, implementing measures that ensure energy-efficient operations, and engaging people to encourage sustainable behavior. Thanks to support from strategic partners like the United States Green Building Council and Center for Active Design, we use industry best practices to create a positive impact on the planet now – and for future generations.  

"At Brightview Senior Living, we recognize the vital role we play in creating a sustainable future for generations to come. By building more energy-efficient buildings, incorporating sustainable practices into operations, and promoting healthy living among our residents and associates, we are not only reducing our carbon footprint but also enhancing the quality of life for those we serve."
Doug Dollenberg, President & CEO

Community Sustainability Highlights

Brightview Eatontown Solar Shot

Brightview Eatontown is one of Brightview’s newest communities and was designed with sustainability as one of the top priorities. It includes one of Brightview’s first on-site solar projects – a 225kW rooftop array that consists of 464 solar PV panels and generates 20% of the building’s electricity needs directly from the sun each year. That is equivalent to creating 224 acres of U.S. forests annually! This community includes several other sustainability features such as green roofs, native plantings to protect biodiversity and local ecosystems, an abundance of natural daylight and views, community gardens, recycling programs, EV charging stations, and educational signage throughout. Brightview Eatontown's robust wellness program focuses on physical activity, socializing, and healthy eating for all residents.

Brightview Dulles Corner exterior

Brightview Dulles Corner in Herndon, Virginia is currently pursuing LEED and Fitwel Certifications, showcasing numerous sustainable and healthy features for residents to enjoy. A few community highlights include a 3/4-acre park and walking paths for easy outdoor access, an energy-efficient design to reduce its carbon footprint by 30%, and healthy materials that release little or no harmful air pollutants to improve indoor air quality. This community is located in the highly walkable Innovation Center neighborhood - a Transit Oriented Development which is home to the new Innovation Center Silverline Metro Stop. The community opened in March 2023.

Brightview West End Green Roof

Brightview West End in Rockville, Maryland, is a great example of Brightview Senior Living’s Green Building Design Standards in action – it was designed and built with sustainability at the top of mind. Green roofs cover more than 50% of the roof area; this offers beautiful views, reduces stormwater runoff, and helps reduce high temperatures - known as the heat island effect. Other highlights include natural daylight throughout spaces for outdoor connection, community gardens, individual climate control for resident comfort, and 90% native plantings, which reduce water and meet biodiversity needs. This community is also easily walkable, located in the heart of Rockville Town Center and less than 0.5 miles to the Rockville metro station.

Awards & Accomplishments

For more than a decade, Brightview Senior Living has earned recognition for leadership and engagement with industry partners, and the communities in which we operate. The Brightview team also strives to educate both internal and external stakeholders by sharing success stories through articles and case studies that showcase diverse sustainability initiatives.

Brightview Resident Gardening
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A Healthy Dose of Gardening

For some Brightview communities, gardening serves a dual purpose – providing a popular hobby for residents and fresh, homegrown produce for the kitchen that can help reduce environmental impact related to food.