Sustainability and Environmental Studies

Commons House

The Commons House is the hub of many Ecovillage events such as weekly luncheons and sustainability workshops. The building houses a kitchen, a meeting room, a “kid room”, laundry facilities, mailboxes, and the office of Elaine Adams, the Ecovillage Residential Life Coordinator.

The Commons House design includes passive solar features, energy efficient appliances, and cabinets, countertops, and carpets made from recycled materials. Additional eco-design elements include the use of reclaimed wood for siding and ceiling planks and a solar water heating system used for radiant heat and hot water.

Commons House West Face

Commons House West Face

Commons House South Face

Commons House South Face

A Thursday Lucheon

A Thursday Lucheon

Commons House Vaulted Ceiling made from Reclaimed Wood

Commons House Vaulted Ceiling made from Reclaimed Wood

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