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Designed For The Future

posted Dec 1, 2013, 9:05 PM by Madre Alexandra   [ updated Dec 1, 2013, 9:05 PM ]
SOLAR PANEL CONNECTIONS ON THE ROOFS of the dormitory and school buildings on the San Miguel del Lago campus stand ready to supply the luxury of hot water to the children of the Hogar. To complete construction in time for the children to make the move to their new home in July 2013, Madre Inés had to make tough budget decisions about building costs. Unable to afford the solar panels themselves, she made sure to include the necessary connections that will enable their installation in the future.

Her “green” design choices for the children’s new home also include energy saving LED lighting installed throughout the campus. The children often use the evening hours to complete projects in the workshops, and these lighting fixtures permit them to do their work without excessive utility charges.