Peconic Landing members and employees are united in their commitment to conservation and preservation.
Staff members on our Environmental Committee meet regularly to explore and implement environmentally conscious practices of preserving the North Fork.
The organization is awaiting word on an application for a Gold-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED] certification for its new apartment building that opened in April 2016. To receive the certification, the community installed low-flow fixtures and shower heads which will equate to a 20% reduction in water usage as compared to other apartment homes.
Other efforts for improving water quality and conservation include the use of green cleaners and detergents when requested by members and limiting pesticide and fertilizer use with the addition of chickens to our campus. Prior to the expansion, the organization received a “green building” certification for construction of our Town Square, and was awarded a ride-share grant of $28,000 and received a Long Island Transportation Award for Green Practices.
Peconic Landing’s Environmental Club is comprised of a group of members committed to acting as catalysts for environmental awareness and change. The group focuses on key initiatives that encourage members to make a difference for the environment. For example, a club initiative encouraging members to switch to low-flow showerheads resulted in 200 converted showerheads and 40% worth of energy savings. In another initiative, a brood of guinea hens was added to the Peconic Landing landscape to serve as a chemical-free means of controlling the tick population.
Club members constantly look for ways to make Peconic Landing “greener.” Those who commit to conserving resources receive a sign for their door that reads, “This is a Green Household.”