Brightview Bethesda Woodmont (Sustainability)

Brightview Senior Living has recently completed their newest community, Brightview Woodmont, in Bethesda, Maryland. LEED Gold Certified under LEED v3, the 113 unit community is located in the Woodmont triangle in downtown Bethesda to encourage community engagement and interaction. Located along the Bethesda Art Walk, the project incorporated a stunning seven-story art piece on the outside of the building. Two rooftop decks provide beautiful views of the surrounding neighborhood and downtown Bethesda. Brightview Woodmont was also selected for the prestigious AIA Design for Aging Review Award in 2017. This award highlights buildings that showcase innovative solutions that improve the quality of life for seniors. 

Site 

  • Located along the Bethesda Art Walk and connected to the surrounding neighborhoods and community
  • Provides infrastructure for alternative transportation methods with bicycle racks and showers on site, and the building is located within ¼ mile walking distance of 3 bus stops 
  • Located within walking distance of a variety of community amenities including restaurants, banks, theaters, parks, libraries, and pharmacies 
  • Provides electric vehicle charging stations and reduced the overall parking capacity 
  • Stormwater managed onsite through extensive green roof and microbioretention basins 
  • Urban heat island effect reduced through an extensive green roof, reflective roofing materials and locating all parking under the building 

Water 

  • Landscaping prioritizes native and adaptive plant species to reduce water use for irrigation by over 90%
  • Efficient, low flow plumbing fixtures were selected to reduce indoor water use by over 45% 

Energy 

  • 30 percent modeled energy reduction 
  • Enhanced commissioning system verification 
  • 100% of electricity use sourced from renewable sources for at least two years 

Materials 

  • 84% of construction waste diverted from landfills 
  • 17% recycled materials installed 
  • 23% regionally sourced materials installed 

Indoor Environment 

  • Over 78% of regularly occupied spaces have access to natural daylighting 
  • Over 97% of regularly occupied spaces have quality views of the outdoors 
  •  Indoor air quality prioritized and protected during construction 
  • Low emitting, low-to-no VOC content materials installed within the building 
  • Group and individual controls for thermal comfort and lighting 

Learn more about the architecture of Brightview Bethesda.