Wed 15 Jun, 2011
Tags: Bath, Bedroom, Benedictine Sisters, Clyde, Deconstruction, Recycle, Renovations, Trees
Recycling as much materials as we can has been a top priority in this project. It keeps stuff out of the landfill and also gives us additional opportunities to incorporate green-living practices into our new spaces.
Here we are reusing an old door frame and door (above). It will stand between the new computer lab and reading room.
And here we see a shower stall many of us used until we moved out (above). Even the green tile surrounding it is still intact! It is becoming part of a bathing suite up on the third floor.
Even the over-the-sink light housings in our bedrooms will be created from recycled wood from trees that were sacrificed for the deconstruction. A Sister in another Benedictine community is doing the work – all 40 of them. No need to buy something else if we already have what we need. I call this smart….very smart.