Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ground Broken for Green Community

Brandon Oaks has become the first retirement community in the Roanoke Valley to be certified as a Cool Green Biz. Ground was broken today for the construction of “The Pines,” Brandon Oaks’ sustainably designed residence, and the retirement community has been certified as a “Cool Green Biz” by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. The Pines features the following:
  • It is built on an existing site, leaving more of nature untouched
  • It has energy-efficient HVAC, lighting and appliances
  • It features improved insulation, windows and air filters for lower costs and better health
  • It has water-saving plumbing and systems to decrease run-off
It uses local and low-toxicity materials It features optional rainwater harvesting
Says Executive Director Andy Dickinson, “Not only will residents of The Pines enjoy better, healthier living, they can also take advantage of all the services and amenities that Brandon Oaks offers, including access to our health and vitality center and five-star nursing care.”

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