DC GreenSeniors®

We provide DC approved and environmentally sound initiatives through the design and operation of our community. In particular, we emphasize energy conservation, reuse and upcycling, and protecting our natural resources in everything we do. And then, we go over and above what is required to embrace modern technology to lessen our carbon footprint. We represent 155 households in our community, and we take that responsibility seriously. Finding the place where environmentally sound management and our residents’ enjoyment of our community intersect is the true goal of DC GreenSeniors®. Join us in our journey to help our seniors leave a legacy of care and preservation for their children and grandchildren.

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling

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We limit the use of paper products in The Residences at Kenilworth Park, but when necessary most paper products used are made from recyclable material.

We make available to our residents and staff reusable bags for shopping and combine our shopping trips to cut down on emissions pollution.

We set aside bins in our communities to separate and collect recyclable materials, including newspapers, white paper, aluminum, plastic beverage bottles, and light bulbs.

We will plant our own herb gardens and blueberry bushes for use in our kitchens.

We use renewable materials when able in our buildings, and we are always looking for new applications


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We use non-toxic, environmentally safe, biodegradable cleaning products.

We use broad-based environmentally protective mattress covers to cut down on waste in needing to replace them due to soiling.


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We source food locally when available and incorporate into our chef-run dining program.

We use seasonal menus to take advantage of food that is grown regionally as often as possible, cutting down on transportation costs and maintaining our residents’ traditions of having corn when it is ripe and fresh strawberry rhubarb pie, house-made, when spring provides this bounty.

We seasonally compost our green organic kitchen waste and use it to plant herb gardens to flavor our meals.

We have a vendor for our grease waste to keep it out of the landfill, and instead provide feed for farm animals


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As part of our DC GreenSenior program, we are proud to have a plan to address the needs for both resident and employee transportation other than by their own vehicles, to maximize the use of public transportation and bicycle use. Our full plan will be posted here in the near future, but in the meantime here the link to goDCgo, who’s requirements we will adhere to. If you have further questions that are specific to you, please give us a call!


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We use Low Flow Water Valves in all of our resident apartments

We train our staff on methods to reduce use of energy and water such as efficient, yet comfortable showers for our residents.

Our communities are Energy Star rated through our installation of low lumen and LED lighting and energy star rated appliances

Where practical we use motion sensor lighting to reduce energy use


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We are committed to sustainable and non-toxic landscaping techniques, through preservation of trees and indigenous plantings. Our landscape includes native and low maintenance plantings to cut down on the need for watering and fertilizing

Our community abuts a water conservation area, and we have worked closely with local authorities to preserve and protect this precious natural resource

Our landscape will include plantings specially selected to provide food for bees and butterflies, and we will participate in the innovative Home Grown National Park Project.

Building Construction

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Our architects, E4H, builder, The Whiting-Turner Company, and landscape architects were all involved in making sure that the entire project was In full compliance with the forward-thinking DC Green Construction Code. We are proudly a LEED Silver Certified Building.

We have an online display that’s open it the public that shows the entire building’s energy usage as well as historic trending data

We have installed a large solar panel array on our roof to offset our energy consumptio


  • We are committed to our Buy Local Program where we buy locally produced items whenever possible, including paper goods, produce and other comestibles. It reduces the amount of fossil fuels required to transport the things you buy from other parts of the country or the world. It also reduces the amount of plastic and paper products consumed in the packaging of such far-traveling products.
  • Buying local reduces the consumption of valuable natural resources, and encourages more local initiatives.