Sen. Bernie Sanders visited Cathedral Square’s new Development, Elm Place, in Milton on Tuesday. Elm Place is Vermont’s first housing facility built to “Passive House” standards; the building has no central heating system, but is able to maintain its temperature even during the coldest winter days due to a state of the art ventilation system. The amount of heat used for the entire building is equivalent to that of a single family home.
Sanders remarked upon the importance of reducing prescription drug prices and funding services like SASH – support and services at home – that allow people to age in place while providing them with necessary primary care. The programs serves to keep seniors out of the emergency room while keeping Medicare costs down.