Restoration creates 'green' senior living center
Atria on the Hudson, a senior living community in Ossining, has reopened a bit greener after a massive restoration.
Accommodations for residents now include private apartments, a swimming pool and even a movie theater. It is also the first senior living community built with green sustainability in mind.
Officials say a two-year, multimillion-dollar restoration reused much of the wood from walls torn out of the previous building. Low-flow toilets, showers and sinks were also installed that reduce fresh water usage by 40 percent. Even sidewalks and driveways were laid down with recycled materials.
They say the building is also fitted with solar panels and that the panels have generated more than 12,000 kilowatts of power to date.