There are a number of green Initiatives underway at senior living and Assisted Living Facilities in San Antonio. While many senior living communities have a lot more to worry about than reducing their carbon footprint, Franklin Park has forged ahead with green initiatives in its upscale communities and residences. Franklin Park is a family of senior and assisted living communities and facilities in San Antonio Texas. The organization has taken purposeful and planned steps toward implementation of green technologies throughout their infrastructure both in retrofitting and new construction.
Predictable implementations include native landscaping and group irrigation systems that are controlled by a master irrigation system of monitoring and replacement lighting with LED technology. More thorough implementation of green standards and technologies is now an integral part of facility upkeep, upgrades and a major component of new construction. Its senior apartments have all energy Star rated appliances and ceiling brands as well as SEER rated condenser units in the air-conditioning systems. Every facility is fitted with fluorescent lighting throughout both in living areas and breeze ways. All windows are of low E rated glass. Future windows will include vinyl window frames as well.
No carpet will be installed in any future construction and vinyl will be certified Floorscore®. In their Sutton Oaks apartments, solar panels will be installed on the clubhouse and used to offset grid costs to commons areas. Every facility uses low flow faucets, shower heads and low flow toilets.
Green isn’t what comes to mind upon first look at these communities. They are without exception stylish and elegant and one would hardly notice just how much integration of new-tech energy conservation is really everywhere.
Franklin Development apartments at Sutton Oaks.