clock icon Recently Viewed Communities
Ranked Top 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2023 by Fortune Magazine - Join our team - Apply Today!
Request Information

Brightview and Sustainability - Solar Power

Solar Panels at Brightview Wayne
Brightview Wayne recently installed over 600 solar panels, which will reduce the community's carbon footprint by about 20 percent.

For years, Brightview has been designing buildings to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs, and, more importantly, reduce our environmental impact. More recently, Brightview has increased its focus on sustainable design and operation of its communities with a goal of achieving net-zero energy in our communities. Net-zero energy means removing all energy generated by fossil fuels, the extraction and use of which increases harmful carbon emissions.

We can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels through a two-prong approach. One step is efficiently designing and operating our buildings to consume less energy. The second approach is to generate our own renewable energy.

Brightview is taking a big step forward in generating clean energy and reducing fossil fuel use by adding solar panels to some of our buildings. The panels will capture solar energy and generate sustainable electricity that can be used to reduce our demand for traditional power.

Brightview Wayne is our first community with rooftop solar panels. We predict the solar panels will generate green energy to replace up to 15-20% of our electricity needs annually, a huge step in our goal to create net-zero energy communities. Installation is nearing completion, and we will be generating Brightview’s first green energy soon!

Rooftop Solar, Clean Energy at Brightview Wayne

In 2023, we are set to install solar panels at Brightview Columbia and Brightview Eatontown (scheduled to open in the summer of 2023). In 2024, we are investigating solar installation at both Brightview Harrison and Brightview Hunt Valley. Our future Brightview Holmdel in New Jersey was one of the first communities where we included solar into our early designs. As a result, we may have solar capacity for up to 30% of our energy needs.

Not every community will be a candidate for solar: roof size, orientation to the sun, and overall budget, among other considerations, may not make solar installation feasible everywhere. However, Brightview is fully committed to investigating solar feasibility in all our future communities. Our commitment to reducing our carbon emissions and finding solutions to our global climate crisis is further evidence of our Great Place to Work mission and our designation as a Company that Cares.

Vibrant Living, Community Design and Development, Leadership and Press Releases, Technology, Health and Wellness

Helpful Brightview Senior Living Resources

We're here to help by offering beneficial senior living community resources as you're exploring your senior independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.

How can we help you?

Fill out the form below and we'll connect with you. Job inquires please visit our Careers page.

Download our complimentary guide to choosing the right senior living community

We're here to help! When faced with the task of searching for senior living communities or retirement living, most people don’t even know where to start. We created a beneficial and complimentary guide to choosing the right senior living community.

Download Your Complimentary Senior Living Guide