Green Features at Allens Pond

Stone bBarn at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is doing its part to leave a lighter footprint on the environment by utilizing green technology.

Conserving Energy

  • Energy audit completed and recommendations implemented
  • Additional insulation has been installed and the buildings have been airsealed
  • All incandescent light bulbs have been replaced with LED lightbulbs
  • Refrigerator has been replaced with EnergyStar model
  • Replaced computer monitors with energy efficient monitors
  • Installed EnergyStar/WaterSense dishwasher in Caretaker apartment
  • Programmable thermostats installed
  • EnergyStar sump pump installed
  • Lighting audit performed and installation of LED tubes
  • Windows replaced at Field Station to improve efficiency of building envelope
  • Electric grounds equipment purchased and in use

Buying Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources

  • 100% green electricity purchased from Green Energy Consumers Alliance (New England Wind product) for all electricity not produced on site

Generating Renewable Energy

Building Green Buildings

  • Stone Barn
    • Highly insulated bathroom and kitchen area and second-floor storage space
    • Daylighting in main barn area via upper level dormer windows, reduces need for artificial lighting
    • Energy efficient electric hand dryers which reduce solid waste
    • Re-use of historic barn materials in main space
    • Replaced older model oil-fired furnace with efficient propane-fired
    • On demand hot water heaters installed in bathrooms and kitchen
    • Air sealed doors
  • Tractor Barn
    • Installed efficient propane-fueled heating system for new apartment
    • Highly insulated building envelope for apartment section of building, including walls, roof, doors, and windows
    • Re-use of all possible former apartment materials in new apartment in order to reduce consumption

Conserving Water

  • Three dual-flush toilets installed
  • Complex de-nitrifying septic system installed that removes nitrogen from the effluent which helps to maintain the quality of the groundwater

Enhancing Energy Education

  • Interpretation of energy and water conservation features and photovoltaic array
  • Photovoltaic array electricity production on internet in real time