Sustainability House

The Luther College Sustainability House is a two-story home located in a residential neighborhood within walking distance of campus. This house offers a living-learning environment where students work together to explore what it means to live an environmentally, socially and fiscally sustainable lifestyle.

The focus of the house varies slightly from year to year based on the interests of the members. Each year the house chooses a faculty advisor whose role it is to provide guidance and support to the house community. It is common for the house to host book discussions, sustainability-themed movie nights, open houses and potlucks.

Residence Features

  • One double, one triple, and one quad bedroom furnished with carpeting, a bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser for each student
  • Solar powered by 4 kW solar array
  • Compost bins
  • Raised bed gardens
  • Energy monitoring devices
  • Bike parking
  • Laundry line
  • Full Kitchen
  • Living room with fireplace
  • Air conditioned
  • Laundry room

An application and interview process takes place during the room draw process in March. All incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply.

Sustainability House residents posing for a group picture.

Students lounging together in the Sustainability House.

Students having a group dinner in the Sustainability House.

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Residence Life Office

Dahl Centennial Union 124A
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Phone: 563-387-1330