We are in the middle of adding much needed gender-specific study areas, laundry rooms, and student lounge areas to the dorm. Jeremy Troyer is working to complete the dorm extension by first term 2019 as funds are available. Continued donations are still needed to finish this project. We are grateful for your generous financial support and volunteer labor. To give toward the dorm extension click on the donate button below.
We have over 200 light fixtures in the main building and dorms that use a significant amount of energy. With rebates from the power company and the savings we would experience by upgrading to LED bulbs, we would largely offset the cost of the purchase of new bulbs within the first year.
EBI has enjoyed the use of the Long Street house for the past 10 years. However, several issues have made it difficult to fully utilize the house because of the current layout. Plans are to divide the house into three apartments which will greatly increase the usability of the space available. At this time, we intend to complete only the upstairs entrance. We hope to do additional renovations over the next few years.
The hood over the range in the kitchen exhausts air through the roof of the kitchen. To replace the air that is exhausted, outside air needs to come in through cracks around windows and doors. The outside air is not heated or cooled. This situation can cause mold above the ceilings and at some walls and increases the heating/cooling costs. To correct this problem a new outdoor air fan would be installed on the roof over the kitchen and deliver heated make-up air right at the hood.