Green Features at Long Pasture

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

Conserving Energy

  • Energy audits completed and recommendations implemented
  • Additional insulation has been installed and the buildings have been airsealed
  • All appliances replaced with EnergyStar models
  • All incandescent light bulbs have been replaced with LED bulbs
  • All fluorescent tube lighting replaced with LED tube lighting
  • Replaced computer monitors with energy efficient monitors
  • Programmable thermostats installed
  • High efficiency boiler installed

Buying Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources

  • 100% green electricity purchased from Mass Energy (New England Wind product) for all electricity not produced on site
  • Long Pasture now receives the majority of its electricity from solar, through transfer of excess electricity produced by a large photovoltaic array at Mass Audubon’s Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary (net metering)

Generating Renewable Energy

  • Photovoltaic array (1.9 kW roof mount) installed
  • Solar thermal system installed to meet hot water needs and supply supplemental heat

Conserving Water

  • 6 dual-flush toilets installed
  • EnergyStar dishwasher and washing machine

Enhancing Energy Education

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