Cathedral Square’s Richmond Terrace Senior Living has received Enterprise Green Communities Certification, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to high-performance, healthy homes for low-income seniors.
The Enterprise Green Communities program promotes integrative design, location near services and within neighborhoods, water conservation, energy efficiency, sustainable materials, healthy living environments, and resident engagement.
Richmond Terrace renovations, completed in 2014, focused on all targeted areas with new kitchens and bathrooms, major improvements to the building envelope, insulation and air sealing, new windows and siding, energy efficient air source heat pumps for cooling and heating, a 13KW ground mounted solar array to harness energy from the sun, and a facelift to the community room and hallways.
“Richmond Terrace’s improvements represent our commitment to residents’ health and well-being as well as to the environment,” states Kim Fitzgerald, Cathedral Square’s CEO. “We are proud to announce that Richmond Terrace is the third Cathedral Square property to receive Enterprise Green Communities Certification.”
About Enterprise Green Communities
Enterprise Green Communities is improving the health and well-being of low-income people by transforming the quality of affordable housing in America. By aligning affordable housing investment strategies with environmentally responsive building practices, Enterprise is leading the national effort to ensure that people living in affordable housing are healthier, spend less money on utilities, and have more opportunities through their connections to transportation, quality food and healthcare systems.
About Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square (CS) is a non-profit organization created in 1977. CS develops and operates communities for seniors and individuals with special needs. For over 38 years, Cathedral Square has lived up to its mission of “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging”, providing housing with supportive services to over 1,127 residents. As an advocate for a system that better serves the long term care needs of Vermonters, Cathedral Square administers SASH (Support And Services at Home) statewide as part of Vermont’s Blueprint for Health. SASH serves over 4,800 Vermonters. Today, CS owns and/or manages 29 housing communities, each uniquely designed to provide safe and secure apartments at an affordable price.