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Posted by Broadmead on 02/16/2023

Sustainability in Senior Living

A live and interactive discussion that will explore how senior living providers can address the needs of current and future generations to help ensure a balance between economic growth, environmental care and social well-being.

Gina Mathias, Vice President of Sustainability at Broadmead

  • 13801 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • gmathias@broadmead.org
  • office: 443-578-8003

Chat Transcript

12:10:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : net zero greenhouse

  • buildings energy efficient
  • water
  • quality air
  • grounds
  • pests
  • tree canopies
  • natural environment
  • high heat
  • storm waters
  • adaptable landscapes
  • wild life
  • preparing energy - grid - renewables from solar and wind farm
  • fossil fuel
  • residents 
  • purchasing products for consumption
  • waste management
  • recycling
  • reducing composting
  • reuse
  • item swaps

12:12:30     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Steven Winter Associates https://www.swinter.com/

12:13:57     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Senior Living Communities Saving the Planet: Shifting from Disposables to Reusables https://www.retirementlivingsourcebook.com/videos/senior-living-communities-saving-the-planet-shifting-from-disposables-to-reusables

12:15:48     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : 

12:16:07     From  Ileana Lopez : awesome

12:17:04     From  Sarah Fleischer   to   Hosts and panelists : How is Broadmead communicating this commitment to sustainability to prospective residents?

12:18:12     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Compost Cab helps you live your values. We make it easy for you to take action everyday in support of the environment and your community. Composting makes you feel awesome. And once you start, you’ll never stop. https://compostcab.com/

12:18:21     From  Joan Green : Wonderful topic!

12:19:59     From  Fairfax Building: : Could she address the life style change and the Radical attitudinal/behavioral change needed by 99% of the planet?

12:24:37     From  Fairfax Building: : Great community - very aware!

12:29:40     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/challenge

12:30:40     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://seniorstewardsactingfortheenvironment.org/

12:31:23     From  Jessica Lefevre : Are you aware of any contractors in the region who would work with individual households to form groups and bundle credits, and possibly offer performance contracting services?

12:33:15     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Performance contracts are budget-neutral. Project costs are paid for by the guaranteed savings realized from efficiency upgrades. Many states and the federal government have enabling legislation that allows them to enter into such contracts with a qualified energy service company (ESCO), such as NORESCO.

12:33:48     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.edge-gogreen.com/

12:33:57     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : empower Maryland contractors

12:36:02     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/

12:38:34     From  TOM WING : where do the store the furniture

12:39:36     From  Fairfax Building: : Any groups acting against the top 5 polluters?

12:41:58     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://eponline.com/articles/2022/10/14/the-7-biggest-polluters.aspx

12:42:31     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://act.sierraclub.org/

12:43:09     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://350.org/

12:43:52     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://chesapeakeclimate.org/

12:44:54     From  Kristin Eichleay   to   Hosts and panelists : I recently signed up for a Continuing Care Retirement Community by 2Life opening in 2025 called OPUS Newton in Newton, MA. Their model is unique for CCRCs in that they’re trying to fill the gap between affordable and elite expensive senior housing. They are committed to sustainability and are LEED certified at the gold level, but to keep the community affordable they could not go to platinum. The greater society still has a long way to go toward providing sustainable construction materials at a reasonable cost. If we want more sustainable products we have pay extra.

12:46:31     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.rosevilla.org/

12:48:06     From  Ann wing   to   Hosts and panelists : Where does Broadmead  store furniture between the sales?  We are in an older CCRC with limited space.

12:48:22     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.broadmead.org/

12:52:28     From  Fairfax Building: : greatest session yet for me. Thank you!!  Please keep on this subject and have her back again if possible.

12:55:19     From  JEAN Y. : How can I locate a Senior Home that will accommodate my son, his wife and me. They are my caregivers and we are all seniors?

12:56:16     From  Fairfax Building: : Jean: APS

12:57:31     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Feel free to schedule time with me on my calendar to brainstorm on any topic https://calendly.com/proaging

12:58:27     From  Betty Alvares : great talk

12:59:18     From  Ann wing   to   Hosts and panelists : GREAT Show

12:59:20     From  JEAN Y. : Thank yoy, Steve!

12:59:23     From  Kristin Eichleay   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you!! Great session!

12:59:48     From  Cathy Anderson : Thank you both.

12:59:48     From  Patti Hutton : Thank you Steve!

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