METUS Webinar Seniors Housing Renovation

Webinar: Resident-Focused Renovation — A Seniors Housing Success Story

by Sarah Daniels

The June 4 webinar “Resident-Focused Renovation — A Seniors Housing Success Story” explored a case study in renovation and elaborated on what this project reveals about key trends in seniors housing renovations. The discussion also covered best practices for renovating a senior living community with minimal disruption to residents as well as maximum energy and cost savings for owners and operators. Occupied renovation in the senior living space can be challenging, but all three panelists assert that keeping residents in place while upgrading technology can be a viable, cost-efficient option with the proper planning. Replacing a seniors housing property’s legacy heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system during a large-scale renovation can reduce costs and keep residents happy.

This hour-long webinar reviewed the newest and best technology on the market, as well as tips and tricks for incorporating this equipment into renovation plans. The panelists addressed how the building designers and owners can reduce the facility’s carbon footprint, save on energy costs, utilize heating and air technology and reduce maintenance hours and operating costs.

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Presentation and case study slides can be downloaded here.

Major topics covered and timestamps:

  • (1:55) Case study: South Coast Improvement Company partnered with Volunteers of America Massachusetts (VOAMASS) to renovate and expand the Concord Park Senior Living community in West Concord, Mass.
  • (33:13) Best practices to minimize any disturbance to residents during renovation
  • (38:40) Equipment training for building owners and operators
  • (42:06) Lessons learned and applications for future renovations and new construction projects
  • (44:36) Considerations when contemplating a conversion
  • (46:59) Typical designs and equipment for senior living communities

Webinar sponsor: This webinar was sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS), which is the exclusive provider of Zoned Comfort Solutions® and leading supplier of Ductless and Ducted Mini-split and Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heat pump and air-conditioning systems in the United States and Latin America. The company provides innovative products, systems and solutions capable of heating and cooling a broad range of applications with superior efficiency, comfort and control. For information, visit

Listen to hear more about seniors housing renovations and remodels (especially occupied renovation), as well as industry best practices for HVAC technology.

For more information on the seniors housing industry, subscribe to the weekly Seniors Housing Business newsletter or the bi-monthly magazine. To listen to past Seniors Housing webinars, click here.

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