From: MHN Green Building Newsletter [[email protected]]
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Subject: Going Green in Senior Living
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November 19, 2008

Latest Version of LEED to be Introduced in 2009 Washington, D.C.–Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 2009, an update to the internationally recognized green building certification program, recently passed member ballot, and will be introduced in 2009 as the newest version of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings.

Enterprise, NYSERDA Partner to Provide Grants for Green Affordable Housing New York—In an effort to encourage green affordable housing, Enterprise and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) have partnered to provide New York State developers with grants of up to $25,000 per project.

New York Building Scientist Details How to Promote Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings New York—In an effort to help the industry understand how to maximize the energy efficiency of existing buildings, Landmark West!, the Community Preservation Corporation, the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and Steven Winter Associates Inc. recently hosted an all-day continuing education seminar at Manhattan’s Hunter College.

Serious Materials Releases Energy-Efficient Windows that Exceed Energy Star Requirements Serious Materials has launched its ThermaProof energy-efficient windows, designed to save up to 40 percent in heating and cooling costs. Offering R-values of R-5 to R-11, the windows reportedly perform up to four times higher than current Energy Star requirements and exceed the proposed 2013 standards.

$800M Mixed-Use Project in Florida Gets Green Light Plantation, Fla.–The US Capital Holdings Group has received the City Council’s approval for 321 North, its $800 million project in the heart of Plantation, Fla.

Rosemann, Mount Carmel Win Award for Seniors Group Living Design St. Louis–The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Conference in Philadelphia, the American Institute of Architects and the IDEAS Institute have named Rosemann & Associates P.C. and Mount Carmel Senior Living as the winner of The Green House Design Charrette in the urban design category.

Q&A: Going Green in Senior Living Steve Leone, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal and director of sustainable design at Cubellis. He recently spoke at the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging’s (AAHSA) 2008 annual meeting & exposition, held in Philadelphia, at a session entitled Green Communities: A Growing Trend in Senior Living. MHN Associate Editor Erika Schnitzer talks to Leone about the trend of greening senior living and how it affects the development and operations of these communities, as well as how aging providers in Japan, Germany and Switzerland are incorporating green design and sustainable approaches.


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