January 26, 2023
Aegis Residing Opens World’s Greenest Senior Residing Group in Seattle

First in senior residing business registered to realize worldwide inexperienced standing with Residing Constructing Problem Petal Certification via the Worldwide Residing Future Institute

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — At this time, Aegis Residing, a pacesetter in senior assisted residing and reminiscence care, introduced the official opening of Aegis Residing Lake Union, set to be the world’s greenest senior residing group. Aegis Residing Lake Union is the primary assisted residing group constructed to fulfill the rigorous world inexperienced constructing requirements for the Residing Constructing Problem Petal Certification via the Worldwide Residing Future Institute (ILFI). The group can also be taking part within the Metropolis of Seattle’s Residing Constructing Pilot Program.

“As we rejoice 25 years in enterprise, now greater than ever Aegis Residing is wanting in direction of the longer term and significance of sustainable senior residing,” stated founder and CEO Dwayne Clark. “Being the primary to succeed in such an necessary milestone, Aegis Lake Union will little doubt elevate the bar for the business, setting new requirements for us and others to minimize our environmental footprint whereas persevering with to ship an distinctive resident expertise. I could not be prouder of our staff for at all times main the best way.”

As the primary senior residing group constructed to pursue these rigorous inexperienced requirements, Aegis Residing needed to create its personal baseline metrics for bettering vitality use. Aegis Residing Lake Union is totally emission-free, utilizing no fossil fuels, together with no gasoline servicing the constructing. Customary electrical energy helps the whole 70,000-square-foot constructing and offsets 105% of the constructing’s complete vitality demand via varied vitality discount measures, together with an onsite photo voltaic array and offsite photo voltaic vitality farms that generate 1.7-million-kilowatt hours.

The constructing has additionally diminished its general vitality draw by 25% (relative to a comparable constructing sort) via key options that embody an enhanced thermal envelope comprised of triple pane window glazing, thermal insulation for exterior partitions, and warmth restoration via forced-air air flow. Different options that scale back the vitality draw embody a recirculating warmth pump system, LED lighting and sensors to observe use and high-efficiency home equipment. The group is predicted to avoid wasting roughly 320,000 kilowatt-hours yearly – equal to planting greater than 12,000 bushes annually. All non-drinking water is provided via captured rainwater and handled greywater, saving greater than 140,000 gallons of water yearly for the lifetime of the constructing.

With these options in place, Aegis Lake Union is at the moment registered for Residing Constructing Problem 3.1 Petal Certification for Power, Place, and Magnificence, and can start an audit course of and efficiency interval as soon as it reaches full occupancy.

“This can be a outstanding accomplishment that took a staff effort and nice collaboration throughout our improvement staff, structure design, and development companions in addition to the Worldwide Residing Future Institute, metropolis of Seattle, amongst others” stated Brian Palmore, senior vp of improvement. “We’re proud to be first out there and current a mannequin not only for us however for others.” 

Along with world-class sustainable options, Aegis Residing Lake Union’s design is impressed by the wealthy historical past of the lake itself, and the College of Washington rowing staff that defied the chances and received gold on the 1936 Summer time Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Daniel James Brown introduced this wonderful story to life in his bestseller, The Boys within the Boat, and this inspiration may be seen all through the constructing’s design as a contemporary shell home and the group’s décor. The constructing foyer options an authentic Pocock racing shell spanning the size of the ceiling, a relentless reminder of the connection to the successful rowing staff. The outside of the constructing unveiled a full-size mural of the successful staff, and one other inner mural can pay tribute to every rower. Different design parts may be discovered all through the constructing, right down to the small particulars like the lounge chandeliers that echo the form of the blade on rowing oars. The constructing might be residence to the 1936 Olympic torch.

“Probably the most thrilling a part of the work we do is bringing a imaginative and prescient to life that integrates the tradition and spirit of every neighborhood we turn into part of,” stated Jeanna Korbas, vp of design. “Design has the ability to move the thoughts whereas additionally centering every resident on acquainted locations and scenes that elicit fond reminiscences and luxury. The Lake Union rowing tradition and sustainable method may be seen from the grand particulars of the murals and boat to the small design parts of water and rowing sprinkled all through the constructing.”

The primary ground is a central hub for lots of the group’s facilities, making a vibrant and linked area for residents to return collectively. The lounge is adjoined to the exercise room, the place residents and their company can take part in a variety of actions – from artwork to music and group social gatherings. The onsite cinema hosts each day films and common lectures. Pure mild spills out of the spacious eating room the place residents can get pleasure from a meal with the corporate of pals or host non-public dinners within the Champions Lounge.

Aegis Residing has a constant concentrate on wellness, which at Lake Union, features a wellness hall with a steadiness studio the place residents can hearken to the calming sounds of the waterfall proper exterior the window whereas taking part in a wide range of cardio and energy workouts in addition to yoga and tai chi. Aegis Residing companions with Powerback Rehabilitation to supply in-house bodily, occupational and speech remedy. The Marinaaaah Therapeutic massage room affords stress-free therapeutic massage and spa remedies. Following a wellness session, residents can go to the primary ground juice bar for a wholesome, refreshing beverage.

Aegis Residing has continued to deliver essentially the most modern and built-in wellness programming to reminiscence care, with the newest developments at Lake Union. Lake Union might be a pilot web site for Aegis’s new Symphony program, which guides residents with dementia on a personalised wellness journey from morning to night —from musical therapies to engagement with synthetic intelligence. Reminiscence care residents may get pleasure from a number of different facilities like soaking within the solar on the Regatta patio or having fun with “Life’s Haven,” a devoted, experiential area the place residents can go to unwind. Life Haven is modeled after a Lake Union houseboat in line with the constructing’s design and offers a full sensory expertise to calm the physique and thoughts.

Aegis Residing Lake Union has world-class views of the House Needle, and it affords the most effective of Seattle proper within the neighborhood together with easy accessibility to Lake Union Park, Museum of Historical past & Business (MOHAI), The Heart for Picket Boats, and lots of native eating choices.

This 12 months, Aegis Residing is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Aegis Residing began with one group in 1997 – and with the addition of Lake Union – has grown to 36 communities with 2,600 staff throughout Washington, California, and Nevada. This can be a large milestone as fewer than 10% of family-owned, non-public firms make it to 25 years. Aegis Residing continues to develop with 5 properties in improvement.

Positioned at 1936 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98102, Aegis Residing Lake Union homes 79 senior residing residences over 73,437 sq. toes. Ankrom Moisan is the structure agency and Absher Development is the overall contractor.

About Aegis Residing

Aegis Residing is a pacesetter in senior assisted residing and reminiscence care. With 25 years of expertise, Aegis Residing is understood for its deep experience in supporting residents alongside the continuum of care, from mild help to superior dementia; modern programming and a concentrate on upscale, purpose-built design; and an employee-centric firm tradition. With each group, Aegis Residing creates a residing atmosphere the place residents can really feel at residence and impressed to reside life to the fullest. The privately held firm is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington and operates 36 communities in Washington, California and Nevada, with a variety of extra communities in improvement. For extra info, go to www.aegisliving.com. Comply with the corporate on Twitter @Aegisliving, Instagram @aegislivingseniors and Fb at www.fb.com/AegisLiving.

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