Sustainable Senior Living Communities

Housekeeping, daily meal service and healthcare services may have been the requirements when seniors searched for retirement communities a decade or two ago, but today’s seniors are environmentally conscious and want a community that reflects their values of environmental stewardship.

Sustainability practices at communities can include being ENERGY STAR© certified or growing food in the community garden for use in the kitchen. If you are interested in learning more what specific communities are doing, check out our community profiles:

To aid in your search of communities which practice sustainable practices, we have created this helpful list, which will be updated as we discover more communities practicing sustainability.

Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington

Arizona

Brookdale Chandler Regional Brookdale Chandler Regional - Chandler
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010
Sunrise at River Road Sunrise at River Road - Tuscon
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Chandler Sunrise of Chandler - Chandler
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Gilbert Sunrise of Gilbert
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Scottsdale Sunrise of Scottsdale - Scottsdale
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2012

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California

Atria Bayside Landing Atria Bayside Landing - Stockton
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Atria Chateau Gardens Atria Chateau Gardens - San Jose
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Atria Collwood Atria Collwood - San Diego
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Atria Covell Gardens Atria Covell Gardens - Davis
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013
Atria Covina - Covina
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Atria Daly City Atria Daly City - Daly City
ENERGY STAR© Certified 2014-2013
Atria El Camino Garden Atria El Camino Gardens - Carmichael
ENERGY STAR© Certified 2014-2013
Atria Golden Creek
LEED© Certified 2012
Atria Hillsdale Atria Hillsdale - San Mateo
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014, LEED© Certified
Atria Las Posas Atria Las Posas - Camarillo
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Atria Rancho Park - San Dimas
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014
Atria San Juan Atria San Juan - San Juan Capistrano
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014, 2013
Atria Tamalpais Creek Atria Tamalpais Creek- Novota
LEED© Certified Silver 2011
Atria Valley View Atria Valley View- Walnut Creek
LEED© Certified Silver 2012
Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea Belmont Village Cardiff by the Sea - Cardiff by the Sea
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013, 2011
Chateau Pleasant Hill I & II Chateau Pleasant Hill I & II - Pleasant Hill
National Wildlife Certified Habitat©
Sunrise at Canyon Crest Sunrise at Canyon Crest - Riverside
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Sunrise at La Costa Sunrise at La Costa - Carlsbad
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise at Sterling Canyon - Valencia
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2015
Sunrise at Tustin Sunrise at Tustin - Santa Anna
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise at Wood Ranch Sunrise at Wood Ranch - Simi Valley
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Sunrise at Alta Loma Sunrise of Alta Loma - Rancho Cucamonga
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2011
Sunrise at Bonita Sunrise of Bonita - Chula Vista
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Claremont Sunrise of Claremont - Claremont
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Danville Sunrise of Danville - Danville
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Fresno Sunrise of Fresno - Fresno
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014, 2012-2011
Sunrise of Fullerton Sunrise of Fullerton - Fullerton
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Sunrise of Hermosa Beach Sunrise of Hermosa Beach - Hermosa Beach
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of La Palma Sunrise of La Palma - La Palma
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014
Sunrise of Mission Viejo Sunrise of Mission Viejo - Mission Viejo
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Oakland Hills Sunrise of Oakland Hills - Oakland
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Petaluma Sunrise of Petaluma - Petaluma
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Sacramento Sunrise of Sacramento - Sacramento
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Seal Beach Sunrise of Seal Beach - Seal Beach
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Studio City Sunrise of Studio City - Studio City
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Sunrise of Sunnyvale Sunrise of Sunnyvale- Sunnyvale
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-20111
Sunrise of Walnut Creek Sunrise of Walnut Creek - Walnut Creek
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of West Hills Sunrise of West Hills - West Hills
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Sunrise of Yorba Linda - Yorba Linda
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013

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Florida

Atria Meridian Atria Meridian - Lantana
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Atria San Pablo Atria San Pablo - Jacksonville
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Atria at St. Joseph's Atria at St. Joseph’s - Jupiter
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014
Brookdale Boca Raton Brookdale Boca Raton - Boca Raton
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013
Brookdale Boynton Beach Brookdale Boynton Beach - Boynton Beach
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013
Waterside Retirement Estates Brookdale Sarasota Central - Sarasota
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010
Horizon Bay Clearwater Horizon Bay Clearwater - Clearwater
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010
Horizon Bay Lutz Horizon Bay - Lutz - Lutz
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010
Horizon Bay Port St. Lucie Horizon Bay - Port St. Lucie - Port St. Lucie
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010
Horizon Bay Tamarac Horizon Bay Sarasota - Sarasota
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010
Horizon Bay Tamarac Horizon Bay Tamarac - Tamarac
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010
The Gardens of Port St. Lucie The Gardens of Port St. Lucie - Port St. Lucie
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2012

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Georgia

Atria Johnson Ferry Atria Johnson Ferry - Marietta
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2013
Belmont Village at Buckhead Belmont Village at Buckhead - Atlanta
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2011
Sunrise at Webb Gin Sunrise at Webb Gin - Lawrenceville
National Wildlife Certified Habitat©

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Illinois

Senior Suites of Fay's Point Senior Suites of Fay’s Point - Blue Island
Meets LEED© Certification Requirements
Sunrise of Park Ridge Sunrise of Park Ridge - Park Ridge
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2012

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Maine

Atria Kennebunk Atria Kennebunk - Kennebunk
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014

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Maryland

 

Atria Salisbury Atria Salisbury - Salisbury
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014
Ingleside at King Farm - Rockville
LEED© Certified - 2010

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Massachusetts

Atria Marland Place Atria Marland Place - Andover
LEED© Certified 2008
Atria Woodbriar Atria Woodbriar - Falmouth
LEED© Certified 2008
Sunrise of Cohasset Sunrise of Cohasset - Cohasset
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2012
Sunrise of Leominster Sunrise of Leominster - Leominster
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014, 2012-2011
Sunrise of Weston Sunrise of Weston - Weston
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011

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Missouri

Sunrise of Chesterfield Sunrise of Chesterfield - Chesterfield
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2012

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New York

Atria on the Hudson Atria on the Hudson - Ossining
LEED© Certified Silver 2012
Atria Penfield Atria Penfield - Penfield
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014

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Ohio

Amber Park Amber Park - Cincinnati
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010
Sunrise of Worthington Sunrise of Worthington - Worthington
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013, 2011
Woodside Village Woodside Village - Bedford
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2010

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Oregon

Elite Care at Fanno Creek - Tigard
On-site organic gardening program and chickens
Oatfield Estates Elite Care at Oatfield Estates - Milwaukie
On-site organic gardening program and chickens

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Pennsylvania

Sunrise at Granite Run - Media
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2012

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Rhode Island

East Bay Retirement Living East Bay Retirement Living - East Providence
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013

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South Carolina

Atria Forest Lake Atria Forest Lake - Columbia
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013

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Texas

Atria Cypresswood Atria Cypresswood - Spring
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014
Atria Kingwood Atria Kingwood - Kingwood
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014
Belmont Village at West University Belmont Village at West University - Houston
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2011
Sunrise of Hillcrest Sunrise of Hillcrest - Dallas
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2012
Sunrise of Plano Sunrise of Plano - Plano
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2012
Community garden contributes produce to kitchen

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Utah

Sunrise at Holladay Sunrise at Holladay - Salt Lake City
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011

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Virginia

Sunrise of Arlington, VA Sunrise of Arlington - Arlington
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of Falls Church Sunrise of Falls Church - Falls Church
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013-2012
Sunrise of George Mason Sunrise of George Mason - Fairfax
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2012
Sunrise of Leesburg Sunrise of Leesburg - Leesburg
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011
Sunrise of McClean Sunrise of McLean - McLean
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2013-2012
Sunrise of Richmond Sunrise of Richmond - Richmond
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2012

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Washington

Sunrise of Mercer Island Sunrise of Mercer Island - Mercer Island
ENERGY STAR© Certified - 2014-2011

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