Green Features at Rutland Brook

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

Conserving Energy

  • Energy and lighting audit and infrared scan completed and recommendations implemented
  • Additional insulation has been installed and the building has been airsealed
  • All incandescent light bulbs have been replaced with LED bulbs
  • Refrigerator has been replaced with EnergyStar model
  • Programmable thermostats installed
  • High efficiency furnace installed

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

  • Solar thermal system installed to meet hot water needs and supply supplemental heat

Conserving Water

  • 1 dual-flush toilet installed