Senior living

Energy Treasure Map: Senior Living

Use this Excel-based ENERGY STAR Treasure Map to discover low- and no-cost energy and water saving opportunities in your senior living community. This interactive guide allows you to customize the scope of your treasure hunt by choosing spaces commonly found in senior communities, like activity rooms and dining areas. It will automatically summarize the savings identified by your team, allowing you to quickly prioritize the best opportunities.

ENERGY STAR Senior Living: Energy Matters for Resident Health Checklist

Senior living communities serve a uniquely vulnerable population that spends a significant amount of time indoors. While much attention is appropriately paid to the health and care aspects in a senior living community, the ways in which a building(s) within a community is operated can not only save money but also have a positive impact on the health and comfort of residents. Using this 2-page checklist, maintenance staff can perform HVAC basic preventative maintenance to drive energy savings and create healthy living environments.

ENERGY STAR Score for Senior Living Communities and Residential Care Facilities in Canada

The ENERGY STAR Score for Senior Living Communities and Residential Care Facilities in Canada applies to facilities that provide permanent rehabilitative, restorative and/or ongoing skilled nursing care to patients or residents in need of assistance with activities of daily living. Residential care facilities include nursing homes and residential developmental handicap, mental health, and substance abuse facilities.

DataTrends: Energy Use in Senior Living Communities

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of senior living communities benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.

ENERGY STAR Score for Senior Living Communities

The ENERGY STAR Score for Senior Living Communities applies to buildings that house and provide care and assistance for elderly residents. The objective of the ENERGY STAR score is to provide a fair assessment of the energy performance of a property relative to its peers, taking into account the climate, weather, and business activities at the property. To identify the aspects of building activity that are significant drivers of energy use and then normalize for those factors, a statistical analysis of the peer building population is performed.

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