GHA Resident Sustainability Committee

GOODWIN HOUSE ALEXANDRIA  – A GREEN COMMUNITY

 

The management, staff and residents have embraced the commitment to make ours an ever more environmentally sustainable community.

We are building a new medical facility that will be designed and constructed to L.E.E.D (Leadership in in Energy and Environmental Design). silver standards.

We use high efficiency energy-star refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers and microwaves in our apartment

We run an in-house thrift store where un-needed furniture and household items are resold

We encourage residents to recycle eyeglasses, hearing aids, cell phones and clean clothing in good condition by maintaining convenient collection points.

We offer many in-house services e.g. a branch bank, pharmacy, a beauty salon, dry cleaning pick up service that reduce the need to make car  trips.

There are a variety of health professionals e.g. primary care, dermatologists, pediatrist, dentist who accept patients by appointment at the GHA clinic.

We offer assistance with many transportation arrangements through our Front Desk to outside medical appointments, to cultural events, to local shopping that reduces the stress of driving, finding parking, etc.

We are continually making important capitol improvements to our buildings and grounds to make them more energy efficient and environmentally friendly e.g a Living Green Roof.