Green Improvements Made at the Sanctuary
Things have been getting greener at Tidmarsh—and not just outside!
In addition to our work restoring the West Branch of Beaver Dam Brook, we've also been improving the sanctuary's offices by adding some additional "green" features.
So far, we've swapped our fans for higher capacity cooling fans to decrease energy use while keeping things comfortable for staff.
We also replaced our traditional flush toilets with a more efficient dual-flush system.
The most exciting green upgrade made this year, though, was replacing the main building's 30-year-old shingle roof—which had started leaking—with a brand-new standing seam metal roof!
This critical upgrade was made possible thanks to our partnership with Revered Metal Roofing, who also generously donated $4,000 towards the project.
The roof was replaced this past spring, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We chose a light-colored roof to reflect the light, which will keep the building cool in the summer while also decreasing energy consumption.
If you live locally, we encourage you to check it out the next time you visit the sanctuary! Otherwise, we hope to see you when we re-open our parking area later this fall.