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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

Reston Senior Living

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 Wayne

In 2022, Brightview completed our first on-site solar PV project. Located at Brightview Wayne in New Jersey, the 290kW rooftop array consists of 600+ solar panels and generates 20% of the building’s electricity needs directly from the sun each year, equivalent to creating 250 acres of U.S. forests annually. This community was designed with several other sustainability features in mind including native plantings to protect biodiversity and local ecosystems, an abundance of natural daylight and views, EV charging stations, and educational signage throughout.

Brightview Grosvenor

Brightview Grosvenor in Bethesda, MD is a great example of Brightview Senior Living’s Green Building Design Standards in action – it was designed with sustainability and health at top of mind. Over 60% of the community is open space to encourage time in the outdoors, nearly 50% of the plantings are native to reduce water and meet biodiversity needs, and 100% of its electricity was purchased from renewable projects for the first two years of operation. In 2021, the community earned LEED Gold Certification and received numerous awards including the Argentum Senior Living Design Award.

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.

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The Future of Brightview Solar

By 2026, Brightview has a goal to install more than 2 megawatts of on-site solar PV systems, generating 2.5 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy directly from the sun and equivalent to creating 2,000 acres of U.S. forests annually.