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Green Initiatives at Timber Ridge at Talus

As April marks the celebration of Earth Day, it’s the perfect time to shine a spotlight on the eco-friendly initiatives at Timber Ridge at Talus, a senior living community nestled in the heart of Washington.

With a commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, Timber Ridge has earned LEED Silver Certification, implemented innovative practices, and continues encouraging an active lifestyle for residents. Let’s explore these green initiatives and the community’s outdoors-centered lifestyle.

What Is Leed Silver Certification?

LEED Silver Certification is a prestigious recognition awarded to Timber Ridge at Talus, signifying its adherence to rigorous standards of sustainable building practices and environmental responsibility. This certification is a testament to the community’s unwavering dedication to reducing its environmental impact while prioritizing the health and well-being of its residents.

Achieving LEED Silver Certification requires meeting specific criteria outlined by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a globally recognized authority on sustainable building design and construction. These criteria encompass various aspects of sustainable development, including:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Water conservation
  • Materials selection
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Site sustainability

For Timber Ridge, LEED Silver Certification represents more than just a badge of honor – it’s a reflection of the community’s deep-rooted commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. By incorporating eco-friendly features and innovative technologies into its design and construction, Timber Ridge has demonstrated its dedication to creating a healthier, more sustainable living environment for its residents.

The distinct Silver certification signifies that Timber Ridge has gone above and beyond basic sustainability requirements to achieve a higher level of environmental performance. It indicates that the community has implemented a comprehensive range of sustainable strategies and practices, resulting in significant environmental benefits and improved quality of life for residents.

In essence, LEED Silver Certification at Timber Ridge represents a commitment to excellence in sustainable design and construction, setting a benchmark for other communities to follow. It reflects Timber Ridge’s vision of creating a greener, healthier, and more sustainable future for generations to come while providing residents with a truly exceptional living environment that promotes well-being and vitality.


Sustainable Efforts at Timber Ridge at Talus

At Timber Ridge at Talus, our commitment to sustainability extends beyond words – it’s ingrained in everything we do. Whether participating in community gardening projects, recycling and composting efforts, or attending educational workshops on sustainable living, residents are empowered to make environmentally conscious choices that contribute to a greener future.

Here’s a closer look at some of the eco-friendly initiatives that have earned us the prestigious recognition of LEED Silver Certification:

Reducing Paper and Going Digital

In a digital age, we’re minimizing paper usage across all departments by embracing digital solutions. From accessing data and information on tablets and phones to transitioning to electronic records, we’re streamlining processes while reducing paper waste.

LED Lighting Implementation

Nearly 100 LED lights illuminate our community, significantly reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. By partnering with companies like Recology, we responsibly dispose of fluorescent light bulbs and batteries, ensuring proper handling of hazardous materials.

Sustainable Water Systems

Our irrigation system, “Smart Rain,” utilizes sensors to measure soil moisture levels, allowing us to water efficiently and avoid wastage. This technology ensures that water is distributed precisely where and when it’s needed, minimizing overwatering and conserving this precious resource.

Water-Efficient Toilets

During refurbishments, we’re replacing standard toilets with low-water versions, offering significant water savings at just 0.8 gallons per flush (GPF). This transition further reduces our water consumption and supports sustainable practices.

Recycling and Composting Initiatives

We’re passionate about recycling and have implemented comprehensive waste management strategies. From separating cartons, glass, and plastic to composting food waste, we’re dedicated to minimizing landfill contributions and maximizing resource recovery.

Reusable Containers for To-Go Meals

Our food and beverage team ensures that all “to-go” meals are served in reusable containers, eliminating single-use plastics and reducing waste. This eco-conscious approach aligns with our commitment to sustainability and responsible living.

At Timber Ridge at Talus, sustainability isn’t just a goal – it’s a way of life. From energy-efficient lighting to water-saving technologies and waste reduction initiatives, we’re continuously striving to create a greener, healthier future for generations to come. Join us in our journey towards sustainability and experience the difference at Timber Ridge.

Embracing the Outdoors: The Timber Ridge Lifestyle

At Timber Ridge, we celebrate the beauty of the great outdoors and the vibrant cultural scene of our surrounding area. If you’re someone who thrives on outdoor adventures and enjoys the arts, you’ll feel right at home here.

Imagine having season tickets to the Seattle opera while also being just steps away from mountain hiking trails. That’s the lifestyle we offer at Timber Ridge. Our community is nestled amidst the stunning scenery of Squak and Tiger Mountain, providing endless opportunities for exploration and relaxation.

Within a short distance, you’ll find Squak Mountain State Park and Tiger Mountain State Park, offering picturesque trails suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely walk or a challenging hike, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And for those moments when you simply want to unwind, the serene shores of Lake Sammamish are just a short drive away.

In addition to our natural surroundings, Timber Ridge is conveniently located near the charming town of Issaquah. With its regional theater, diverse dining options, craft breweries, and bustling farmers markets, Issaquah offers a vibrant cultural scene that’s sure to captivate your senses.

And when you’re ready to immerse yourself in city life, downtown Seattle is just a short drive away. From professional sports events to cosmopolitan shopping districts, there’s no shortage of excitement to be found in the Emerald City.

But even when you’re relaxing at home, Timber Ridge offers plenty of amenities to keep you entertained. Whether it’s a workout in our fitness center, a swim in our aquatic facility, or a movie night in our state-of-the-art auditorium, there’s always something to do right here on campus.

So, if you’re ready to embrace an active and outdoorsy lifestyle surrounded by breathtaking scenery and vibrant cultural experiences, Timber Ridge is the place for you. Give us a call at 425-437-2961 to learn more about our community.