In Fall 2010, Le Moyne opened McKeon House, an environmentally themed residence where students experience and demonstrate the affordable, relatively easy steps that make any middle-class home more environmentally and economically sustainable. Like the Le Moyne campus itself, McKeon House features include:
- energy efficient appliances and furnace
- water-conserving, low-flush toilet
- native plant landscaping
- recycling and green cleaning products
Future plans call for:
- an herb garden and National Wildlife Federation standards for the native plants garden
- rain barrels and a composting system
- energy efficient thermostats and lighting
- durable and environmentally friendly flooring
- educational signage
- new roofing and siding from recycled materials, as well as new insulation and double-paned windows
- replacing the asphalt driveway and walkway with porous materials
- investigation of renewable energy-producing features, such as solar cells or domestic windmills
To learn more about sustainability at Le Moyne, visit this website.
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