Atria Senior Living Green Practices

We're helping protect the environment for future generations.

Atria is committed to environmentally friendly construction and operation and a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

At Atria, we’re committed to serving our residents’ great-great-grandchildren, too. That’s why we continuously invest in improving the sustainability of our communities to ensure a healthier planet for future generations.


Atria’s sustainability efforts include:

  • ENERGY STAR® – rated appliances & equipment
  • Renewable energy initiatives (i.e. solar)
  • Recycling programs
  • Sustainability certifications, including:
    • LEED®
    • IREM® Certified Sustainable Property
  • Ecological housekeeping and landscaping methods
  • Energy-efficient lighting and windows
  • Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems
  • Sustainable copier operations
  • Drought-tolerant landscaping with drip irrigation
  • Use of green-certified products where feasible, including:
    • 100% recyclable carpet
    • Zero-VOC paints
    • LED light bulbs
    • High-performance exterior doors
    • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Green cleaning practices
  • Sustainability clauses in vendor contracts
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program

Atria Senior Living is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council® and IREM®, and is a proud ENERGY STAR® partner.


LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ – a rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to recognize and certify high-performance green buildings. It’s the nationally accepted standard for verifying a building is designed, constructed and operated to improve performance across nine key areas: integrative process, location and transportation, sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation, and regional priority.


LEED Certified® buildings save money and resources and have a positive impact on the health of occupants, while promoting renewable, clean energy.

  • Atria Del Sol
  • Atria at Foster Square
  • Atria Golden Creek
  • Atria on the Hudson
  • Atria Lafayette Hill
  • Atria Marland Falls
  • Atria Merrimack Place
  • Atria Park of San Mateo
  • Atria Tamalpais Creek
  • Atria Valley View
  • Atria Walnut Creek
  • Atria Woodbriar Park
  • Atria Woodbriar Place


The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) awards properties that demonstrate exceptional real estate management in green building performance. IREM Certified Sustainable Property for senior housing requires a building to show excellence in sustainability achievements across the following categories:

  • Baseline practices
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Health
  • Recycling
  • Purchasing

Atria is proud to have achieved the IREM® Certified Sustainable Property for senior housing at the following location:

  • Atria Valley View


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards ENERGY STAR certifications to buildings that outperform at least 75% of similar buildings nationwide on an annual basis. Buildings that earn this achievement help protect the environment through their reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy usage.


According to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR website, when compared to its peers, an ENERGY STAR-certified office building:

  • Uses 35% less energy
  • Generates 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions
  • Costs $0.54 less per square foot to operate
  • Has higher rental and occupancy rates

That’s why Atria is honored to have achieved more 2020 ENERGY STAR certifications than anyone in the senior care community category, reaching over 80 certifications.

ENERGY STAR® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

LEED® – an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design™ – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council® and is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

IREM® is a registered trademark of the Institute of Real Estate Management.

USGBC® and the related logo are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and are used with permission.