We have been on a steady path of implementing sustainable best practices at our communities. Implementing the Green Stars Program was the next logical step in engaging our team and our residents
Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 21, 2015
As part of an ongoing “green” strategy, Five Star Senior Living, operating 259 communities across the US, is proud to announce their commitment to and leadership in environmental sustainability by launching a Green Stars Program designed by AtSite. Five Star has been working with AtSite on several smart building initiatives since 2012 and have achieved consistently positive results in using energy and other resources more efficiently. The next phase consists of involving employees and residents in the process through education, fun competitions, and events. The Five Star management and facilities teams have partnered with AtSite to implement this new and innovative Green Stars program.
“We have been on a steady path of implementing sustainable best practices at our communities. Implementing the Green Stars Program was the next logical step in engaging our team and our residents,” said Rob Poyas, Vice President of Sales/Marketing for Five Star Senior Living. It enriches the lives of employees and residents, keeping in line with Five Star’s Lifestyle360 dimensions: Intellectual, Social, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual.
The Five Star Green Stars Program follows a very simple mission –To reduce waste, increase operational efficiency, utilize best in class methods and technology and engage our team and our residents to create a healthier environment for seniors.
The Green Stars Program focuses on the following initiatives:
EFFICIENCY – Five Star has implemented numerous Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) to increase energy efficiency in 84 of their communities, which has shown significant results to date. They have already begun work on an additional 39 communities.
REDUCTION – Five Star is in the process of creating a waste reduction program that pertains not only to trash, but also to reducing the waste of any resource, including water.
TECHNOLOGY – Five Star has already begun making their communities “smarter” by incorporating technology to increase the performance of their facilities and the efficiency of their teams. They are monitoring their energy and resource consumption in “real time,” utilizing best in class partners and technology.
ENGAGEMENT – Five Star will be launching exciting new programs to engage their team and their residents about the Green Stars Program. These include competitions, education, and Green Stars Program events, which will be used together to create a values-driven culture of collaboration and creativity.
For more information about the Green Stars Program at Five Star visit: Green Stars Program
AtSite, a smart buildings company, provides services and technologies to building teams that recognize the need to optimize and modernize their facilities and real estate. AtSite partners directly with clients to enable better decision making and innovative practices that lower building risks and costs while improving quality and performance. By combining talented support teams, an open smart building platform, and best-in-class global industry partners, AtSite helps organizations achieve measurable results across industries including healthcare, commercial real estate, and education.
About Five Star Senior Living:
Five Star Quality Care, Inc., a national healthcare and senior living provider headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, proudly offers the highest quality service and care with the warmth and hospitality of home. Five Star has two major operating divisions: Five Star Senior Living and Five Star Rehabilitation Services.
The Five Star Senior Living division includes more than 260 Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s/Memory Care, Healthcare Centers with Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. We also offer outpatient rehabilitation, day programs and respite/short stay options. Five Star is committed to maximizing your independence and enhancing your lifestyle. Residents can choose from a full complement of social, educational, wellness, cultural and spiritual programs; as well as a variety of support options. The happiness, comfort and peace of mind of our residents and families are our goals.