How green is MNC?

MNC Main Building

  1. 30% recycled fly ash concrete drive
  2. Zero waste cellulose blown in insulation
  3. Energy star rated windows
  4. High SEER HVAC
  5. Walls made of pressed sunflower hulls and wheat straw
  6. Reused greenhouse (which served us for many years until it was replaced in 2014)
  7. Zero VOC / zero silica paint (interior)
  8. Low flow instant on/off fixtures in public areas (motion sensing so folks can’t leave them on)
  9. Low flow toilets
  10. Non chlorinated drinking water from our own well
  11. Low PVC content in building
  12. No PVC content in drinking water system
  13. 100% reused seating, for approximately 65 program attendees
  14. 100% reused shelving from a local store that went out of business
  15. Shell of building renovated – 80% reused, core 50%. (This was not new construction but a renovation)
  16. Resident beaver population 2 and growing…
  17. 20 years of environmental education based programs

And the  the process continues!