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Case Study>Monica Dunner: College Student Gone Green

Glossery Terms


1. The Sustainability House: The Sustainability House (located at 550-552 West James Street) is a space for students who are interested in pursuing a sustainable lifestyle and decreasing their impact on the environment.

2. Low-flow toilets: A toilet that uses less water than a traditional unit, therefore lowering costs by using water more efficiently.

3. Low-flow showerheads: A low-low showerhead is a water saving showerhead typically raterd at 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) or less.

4. Solar Panels: Solar Panels (arrays of photovoltaic cells) make use of renewable energy from the sun and are a clean and environmentally sound means of collecting solar energy.

5. Photovoltaic Technology: Photovoltaic refers to a technology which uses a device (usually a solar panel) to produce free electrons when exposed to light, resulting in the production of an electric current.

6. Nalgene: A nearly indestructible reusable container for beverages. Commonly made of Lexan and in a variety of sizes and colors

7. Britta: A home water filtration system, that is easy to set up and simple to use.