Green Features at Arcadia

Ground-mounted solar arrays at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia 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
  • Second energy audit performed to capture additional energy conservation measures
  • Additional insulation has been installed and the buildings have been airsealed
  • Lighting audit completed and replaced lamps and ballasts to accommodate LED lighting
  • All incandescent light bulbs are being replaced with LED bulbs
  • Dishwasher was replaced with a high-efficiency model
  • Refrigerators have been replaced with EnergyStar models
  • Programmable thermostats installed
  • High efficiency pellet boiler installed in office building
  • Recycling program

Buying Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources

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

Generating Renewable Energy

Replacing Vehicles

  • Toyota Prius hybrid purchased

Conserving Water

  • 15 dual-flush toilets and 1 waterless urinal installed
  • Water bottle filling station installed

Enhancing Energy Education

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