Methuen Village has taken new major steps toward becoming an energy efficient community thanks to the Mass Saves Program. With decreased energy consumption and a lower electricity bill, the Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support community located at Riverwalk Park plans to free up funds for specialized programming and quality of care for the seniors who live there.
“As a community, it was important for us to find innovative ways to improve our building’s appearance and energy usage, as well as our relationship with the environment,” says Tracy Valletti, Executive Director at Methuen Village. “We recognize that we are so fortunate to enjoy the natural beauty of Riverwalk Park and be a member of the Methuen community, so we believe that we have a responsibility to promote energy conservation for future generations.”
“Innovation has always been and continues to be the driving force of our community,” Valletti continues. “We are committed to employing cutting-edge ideas in all we do from our programming and care right down to our building and grounds. To make use of the latest ideas in technology innovation and energy conservation is not just a natural extension of this commitment, it’s also the right thing to do for our greater community.”
To start the process, Methuen Village engaged with Mass Save to complete an energy assessment in an effort to minimize their carbon footprint.
The Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support Community worked with World Energy Efficiency Services of Worcester to update all light fixtures throughout the building to high-efficiency LED lighting, which cost just over $68,000. Mass Save paid for the renovations and upgrades through their incentive program for commercial and residential properties.
“We’ve been researching ways to become more energy efficient, and when we learned about these local services available to us, there was no question that the time to start was now,” says Valletti. “We always love working with organizations whose value of affordability and sustainability aligns with ours. In addition to reducing our impact on the environment, the electricians we worked with estimate that we will see a substantial savings on our electric bills!”
Methuen Village is also undergoing community-wide upgrades and renovations, including expanding existing community rooms, installing all-new carpets throughout the first floor, and upgrading furniture and finishings. Those renovations are expected to be complete by the end of the year.For more information on Methuen Village at Riverwalk Park, please visit www.MethuenVillage.com.