12.29.2015

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet earns LEED Certification for new residence building Spirit Tree

With this certification, the senior living community has earned green building approval on all of its structures

LATHAM>> Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, a nonprofit independent senior living community, announces today its 56-apartment, 75,000-square-foot building, Spirit Tree, has earned platinum Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. With this recognition, every structure in Shaker Pointe’s community has reached gold or platinum certification, and remains the only community in the Capital Region with this
distinction.

“With each step of building Shaker Pointe, it was important to us that we remain environmentally friendly,” said Sister Kay Ryan, executive team member at Shaker Pointe. “It’s an integral part of our mission at the community.”

Sister Lauren Vandermark, executive team member at Shaker Pointe, added, “The recognition from the U.S. Green Building Council is an honor, and we’re proud that our architecture and construction partners went above and beyond to meet these standards.”

LEED certification for Shaker Pointe required meticulous attention to detail to ensure that each material for the buildings and residences were eco-friendly.

Inspections to ensure standards are met for the certification are performed throughout construction and post-completion. Although extra steps are required, this commitment to green construction reduces negative environmental impacts and improves the health and well being of all occupants.

LeCesse Construction, a firm based in West Henrietta, N.Y., built the independent living community over the course of five years. The final installment is the Spirit Tree apartment building, which was unveiled in June of this year. Spirit Tree is connected to The Pointe, the community center that hosts a wide variety of amenities, such as a theater and fitness center, making access to activities and
conveniences easier for residents. Within each apartment are Energy Star-rated appliances, granite kitchen countertops, individual heating and air conditioning units, washer and dryer units, and more.

To learn more about Shaker Pointe or to schedule a tour, visit ShakerPointe.org or call 518-250-4890.

About Shaker Pointe at Carondelet

Shaker Pointe at Carondelet is a nonprofit, independent senior living community sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. It was developed by the Sisters to further their mission of serving the needs of the dear neighbor. Over the last 150 years the Sisters have been active in sponsoring and providing education, health care, social services and hospitality services in many areas of New York State, including the 14 counties of the Albany Diocese. For more information, please visit www.shakerpointe.org.

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