News : Bedford senior living facility benefits from improved heating efficiency

Dec 16, 2014

Published in the Union Leader

ByCassidy Swanson

BEDFORD — A local retirement community has taken steps to lower costs for its residents by improving energy efficiency in winter months.

“It helps to build the brand of Briston Manor,” said Sarah Brown, owner and director of the Green Alliance, a Portsmouth-based group that promotes environmentally minded businesses. “That absolutely will come back in (return on investment) in terms of them having happy residents, and more residents wanting to (move in).”

Briston Manor West, located at 37 Ridgewood Road in Bedford, has 70 one- and two-bedroom apartments for independent seniors. Built in 1985, the units were not constructed with the quality of insulation used in homes built today, particularly 46 units which include attics.

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