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About the Nanticoke River Center

Inside the House

Many efforts were made to ensure the Nanticoke River Center is a sustainable house. The majority of the building materials used for the floors, walls, cabinets, and insulation were sourced from reused, recycled, or renewable resources. Other features, such as solar panels and a geothermal system, lessen the amount of energy needed to run the home's electrical, heating, and cooling systems. The technology used for these systems utilize natural power without depleting it.

Sustainable features include:

  • Outside deck
  • Insulation
  • Natural walls
  • Wheatboard cabinets
  • Kitchen floor
  • Tankless water heater
  • Locally made and bought tiles
  • Cork flooring
  • Solar panels
  • Geothermal
  • Recycled roofing
  • Composting toilet

Signage is provided at the house about the sustainable parts


Tentative amenities for the house include:

  • Sleeping space for 24 students and 2-3 faculty
  • Space for presentations/seminars/workshops for ~30 people
  • Additional meeting space (with smart board) and work areas
  • Kitchen area
  • Wifi

Tentative garage/lab space amenities:

  • Mud room
  • Movable tables
  • Wet bench (lab benches)
  • Dissecting scopes
  • Lab refrigerator/freezer
  • Field equipment (nets, sampling equipment, etc.)