The new Loy Center Houses (N, O/P, Q, R and S) are located behind the Moseley Center and across the street from the Koury Business Center on Phoenix Drive. They are the newest addition to the Greek Life residential area and increase the number of Greek organizations housed on campus to 21. The houses are LEED for Homes registered and certification is pending USGBC review. The LEED for Homes program began in 2008 specifically for single and multi family residences. The new Loy Center houses are the first facilities on Elon's campus to utilize the LEED for Homes program. Once certified, Elon will be the only college or university in North Carolina to have 6 LEED for Homes certified structures on its campus. Since O/P is a duplex, it will receive two certifications - one for each side. Some of the sustainable features in the houses include an energy efficient mechanical system, high-efficiency water heater, Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency thermal envelope to prevent unwanted air transfer, dual-flush toilets and other low-flow plumbing fixtures, regional materials and low-emitting materials.
Students have the opportunity to become models of sustainable living in campus residential housing. You can have a large positive impact by reducing your energy consumption and waste in your personal living habits. The guide suggests tips to reduce your environmental impact in terms of power and water consumption, waste management, transportation and purchasing. This guide includes information about the LEED registered facilities in the Loy Center.
RecycleMania is a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs in the United States that provides the campus community with a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction. Over a 8-week period, campuses compete in different contests to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate.
POWERless is an energy competition among the residence halls to increase energy conservation awareness. Students compete to reduce the energy use in their building, based on baseline power consumption. The winner is the building with the largest percentage energy reduction over the course of the competition.