Green Senior Living Project
Posted on October 9, 2013 by Taylor Rhea
Atria Cranford has embarked upon its very own green senior living project, offering an eco-friendly, solar-powered building with approximately 429 solar panels installed on the building’s roof!
A Place For Mom discusses the environmental successes of our sustainable New Jersey community and why other assisted living communities should follow suit.
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Susan Bruncati, Executive Director of Atria Cranford, discusses the positive impact of the green senior living project:
“At Atria Cranford we do our best to minimize our environmental footprint. We are very proud of the green aspect of our community, and our solar roof helps to consistently generate energy. We have decreased our usage of disposable materials where appropriate and recycle when possible as we are committed to sustainability across the board.”
The solar panels installed on the roof of Atria Cranford, is a linked group of solar cells. The solar cells and panel are used as a part in a larger photovoltaic system that offers electricity directly from the sun to the community.
There is a visual designed to help you discern how the solar-powered process works and allow you to see the energy generation in real time.
Bruncati states, “We care about ecology and are handing down that legacy to our children and their children, and our commitment to green practices reaffirms Atria’s ongoing commitment to provide an innovative approach to senior living for current and future generations.”