Green Features at Stony Brook

Stony 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 completed and recommendations implemented
  • Additional insulation has been installed and the buildings have been airsealed
  • All CFL light bulbs have been replaced with LED light bulbs
  • All fluorescent tube lighting has been replaced with LED tube lighting
  • Refrigerators have been replaced with EnergyStar models
  • Replaced computer monitors with energy-efficient monitors
  • Replaced two older boilers with  high-efficiency models
  • Programmable thermostats installed
  • Electric-powered property management equipment purchased and in use
  • 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

Conserving Water

  • 7 dual-flush toilets and 1 waterless urinal installed
  • Installed a water bottle filling station to encourage the use of refillable water bottles

Enhancing Energy Education

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