Aegis Living’sCommitment to Sustainability
At Aegis Living, we are committed to setting new standards for ourselves and others to lessen our environmental footprint while continuing to deliver exceptional resident experiences.Our newest community, Aegis Lake Union, is participating in the International Future Living Institute’s Living Building Challenge, which defines itself as the world’s most ambitious and advanced performance standard for green, resilient, and healthy buildings. The community is registered for Living Building Challenge 3.1 Certification for Energy, Place, and Beauty, and is also participating in the City of Seattle’s Living Building Pilot Program. This is the first assisted living community in the world built to meet these rigorous sustainability standards.
Hover over the icons below to learn what makes Aegis Living Lake Union the world's greenest senior living community.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT. The building has reduced its overall energy draw by 25% and is expected to save approximately 320,000 kilowatt-hours annually – equivalent to planting more than 12,000 trees each year. It offsets 105% of the remaining energy draw with solar energy.
WATER-REDUCING. All non-drinking water is supplied through captured rainwater and treated greywater, saving more than 140,000 gallons of water annually for the life of the building.
BIOPHILIC. With a green roof, plant walls, a waterfall, and spectacular outdoor spaces, Aegis Living Lake Union connects its residents to the benefits of nature.
BEAUTIFUL. The community is rooted in its place, drawing design inspiration from the lake's rich rowing heritage.
100% EMISSION-FREE. No gas is being used in the building, no fossil fuels. Standard electricity supports the entire 70,000-square-foot building. Even our shuttle is electric!