According to research, by 2022, the market for medical and senior care in China will reach CNY 1.4 trillion, with a compound annual growth rate of 23.98 percent from 2018 to 2022. Urbanization and an aging population are driving the need for building quality communities for senior people.
Taikang Community Shen Garden in Shanghai is an exemplary case showing how LEED helps address industrial challenges and how it guides the integration of sustainability into every stage of a project, from design to construction. Early in 2018, Shen Garden was awarded certification at the Silver level (Stage 3) under LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND). It is the first community in Shanghai to complete all three stages of LEED ND certification.
The project provides a professional rehabilitation hospital with nursing care equipment and is a comprehensive nursing and senior care community suitable to elderly people who need varying levels of independence, assistance or nursing.
Located in the Songjiang district, with easy access to public transportations and ancillary facilities, the project fully integrated key elements of safety, comfort and a healthy outdoor environment. Features include a path identification system, antiskid pavement and separate, designated lanes for walkers and vehicles.
Also, Shen Garden has successfully reduced energy consumption by about 10 percent and water use by 40 percent. One of its buildings is also certified LEED Gold under LEED for Building Design and Construction.
The Taikang Community (Beijing) Investment Co., Ltd., invested in Shen Garden, and the Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science consulted on the project.