A house St. Lawrence uses as a site for studying methods of living that are friendly
to the environment is included on a tour of energy-efficient and solar-powered homes
in the area.
The University's environmental studies program has a unique laboratory -- a 110-acre
tract of land including fields, forests, wetlands, and steams, complete with a
three-story house and outbuildings, near the campus. Called the Ecologically Sustainable
Landscape (ESL), the house will be one one the stops on the North Country Energy
Fair Home Tours on April 28. Students will describe to visitors energy improvements
made in the facility, including a new solar electric system that powers four house
circuits; new florescent lighting; an energy-efficient refrigerator; a pilot-light-free
propane stove; a "state-of-the-art" insulating window; window quilts; and programmable
thermostats. All of these improvements are the result of student projects.
To find out more about the home tour,
visit the North Country Sustainable Engery Fair and Home Tour Web site.
To learn more about the environmental studies ESL laboratory,