Green Features at Habitat

Habitat Education Center & Wildlife Sanctuary is doing its part to leave a lighter footprint on the environment by utilizing green technology.

Conserving Energy

  • Energy and lighting audits completed and many recommendations implemented
  • Additional insulation has been installed and the buildings have been air sealed
  • All fluorescent tube lighting being replaced with LED tubes
  • All incandescent light bulbs have been replaced with LED bulbs
  • High-efficiency furnace installed
  • Refrigerators have been replaced with EnergyStar models
  • Replaced computer monitors with energy efficient monitors
  • Whole house and ceiling fans
  • Replaced leaky exterior doors with tightly sealed insulated doors
  • Programmable thermostats installed
  • EnergyStar dehumidifier
  • EnergyStar air conditioners
  • EnergyStar heat pump installed for heating and cooling parts of the Visitor Center

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

Building Green Buildings—“Link Building”:

  • High-efficiency lighting  
  • High-performance building envelope   
  • High-performance, argon gas windows  
  • Plant-based linoleum flooring  
  • Recycled and recyclable construction materials  
  • Recycling of dismantled building materials
  • Programmable lavatory exhaust fans  
  • Cement clapboard siding  
  • Occupancy sensors controls
  • Day-lighting

Learn more about our green building >

Conserving Water

  • 1 waterless urinal
  • 3 dual-flush toilets installed
  • 3 low-flow toilets installed
  • Rainwater collection system  
  • Dishwashers have been replaced with EnergyStar/WaterSense models

Enhancing Energy Education

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