The newest Loy Neighborhood 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 neighborhood area and increase the number of Greek organizations housed on campus to 19. The houses are LEED for Homes Platinum certified by the USGBC. The LEED for Homes program began in 2008 specifically for single and multi family residences. The new Loy Neighborhood houses are the first facilities on Elon's campus to utilize the LEED for Homes program. Elon was the first college or university in North Carolina to have 10 LEED for Homes certified structures on its campus. Since O/P is a duplex, it received two certifications - one for each side. Elon now has 10 LEED for Homes certified structures on campus as 4 houses in the Station at Mill Point neighborhood received LEED for Homes Gold certification in 2013. 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 for Homes certified 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 an 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 and practices. 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.
Compete to Conserve is a new component of POWERless. Students form teams and then earn points for their team based on different conservation and education actions. With prizes given away every week and at the end of the competition, there are more opportunities to conserve energy and win prizes!