"Golden Years Going Green"

By KBJR News 1

August 11, 2010 Updated Aug 11, 2010 at 9:01 AM CDT

Green Buildings and Businesses can be found all across the Northland.

In this weeks "Your Green Life" Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson takes a look at a facility that's been green since day one.

Green buildings using recycled wood for flooring and energy rated windows are some things that can be used to build a green structure.

Here at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living they had the goal to go green, and they did it. From the Ground Up.

"We wanted to provide a home, for residents, that feels like home," said Deanna Peterson.

And what they did for the residents also allowed them to live comfortably and privately.

"We've installed the Geothermal Heating and Cooling system. We have put in energy efficient doors and windows, we also have a recycling center in the kitchen," said Deanna.

Using these energy efficient technologies has also reduced the operational costs for Cedar Ridge. Last months heating and cooling bill was less than fifteen dollars.
Another thing that Cedar Ridge did was to recycle the wood that was cut down to clear the site.

"We had that all milled down and it was used on the interior of the home as the trim throughout," said Deanna.

On the South Range, I'm Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson, The Northlands NewsCenter.

Cedar Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care has been adopting these green practices since January.