Renovated in 2011, Medley Hall has been transformed into a modern, sustainable building while still retaining all its historic features.
The 2009-2011 renovations of Medley Hall created a sustainable building that maximizes the efficient use of power and water. Rainwater is captured and recycled for use as grey water in the College. Lights are movement-sensitive time switches to limit unnecessary use. The Atrium is heated and cooled by air moving through an underground rock labyrinth and by light sensitive louvres, thus eliminating the need for air-conditioning. All student rooms have double glazed windows. We recently installed solar panels on the rooftop of the building, so Medley could start generating its own electricity.
At Medley Hall we have taken up the challenge of contributing to a sustainable world. We want ours to be a community concerned about the environment, and active in promoting and ensuring sustainable practice.
Some of the sustainability initiatives currently in place include:
- Solar panels on rooftop
- Recycling program
- Edible roof garden
- Honey bees from Rooftop Honey
- Healthy, locally produced food, including free range eggs and meat.
- Reducing food waste
- Non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products
- Worm farm and composting facilities
- Line-drying for clothes