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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