Green Features at Ipswich River

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

Conserving Energy

  • Energy and lighting audit completed and many recommendations implemented
  • Additional insulation has been installed and the buildings have been airsealed
  • All CFL light bulbs have been replaced with LED bulbs
  • Fluorescent tube lighting is being replaced with LED tube lighing
  • 2 high-efficiency furnaces installed
  • Refrigerators have been replaced with EnergyStar models
  • Replaced computer monitors with energy efficient monitors
  • Programmable thermostats installed
  • Recycling Program

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

  • High-performance building shell for reception space
  • Educators Place
    • Constructed with a super-insulated building shell and highly efficient windows
    • Plans to add a classroom, and install air-to-air heat pumps for a highly efficient heat plant
  • Electric radiant heat powered by a photovoltaic array for the conservation barn

Conserving Water

  • 6 low-flow toilets and 3 dual-flush toilets installed
  • Replaced washing machine with EnergyStar/WaterSense model

Enhancing Energy Education

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