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GREEN SCENE: LEED Habit-tat

GREEN SCENE: LEED Habit-tat
Cenacle Sisters Convent and Retreat in Ronkonkoma, Long Island
Forget the black habit—nuns are wearing a new color, and it's green. The $20M, 46k-SF Cenacle Sisters Convent and Retreat just broke ground in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, and it's aiming for LEED Gold. The new building will house a chapel, four-season prayer space with a covered loggia, offices and administrative areas, dining facilities, meeting and spiritual direction rooms, ten sister rooms with two guest rooms, 24 private residences, craft and music room, community room/library, bathing spa, laundry, and garages. Green components include high-efficiency boilers, fluorescent lights, low-flow faucets, extensive daylighting, and geothermal heating/cooling water system. The team includes general contractor Mc Gowan Builders, architect Hawkins Webb Jaeger, owner's rep Hoffman LLC, structural engineer Dewberry-Goodkind, and civil engineer Nelson & Pope.
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