Generating electricity was just the first step of our sustainability plan.
- Jamestown Audubon Society, Inc.
- Educational institution
- 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, NY 14701
- 13,000 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 25% to 49% of electricity
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2013 Host
- Solar PV
- January 2007
- Size of System:
- 18.9 kW
- To generate electricity
- Annual Savings:
- Own or Lease:
- Cash Purchase
- Additional Financial Notes:
- Electricity Use: 50,000 KW/hours
Grid Tied PV The center installed 109 PV panels in 2007 that generate almost half of the electricity used by the building. The entire building was retrofit with new lighting, energy star appliances and timers to lower the phantom load of the building during off hours. The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is a 3-story nature center that sits on over 600 acres of wetlands in Western New York. A sustainability plan to lower energy use has been implemented over the last 5 years. Exhibits and signs in the building explain what has been done in each room. There are also live animals, including a bald eagle and several reptiles and amphibians, as well as hands on exhibits. For more information, go to www.jamestownaudubon.org.
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
Batt/Blanket Fiberglass Deep Energy Retrofit, Energy Star Appliances
Cutting costs and providing a direct application of our mission, to promote stewardship of the planet
Experience with Installer:
They were most helpful throughout the process
Open House Info:
Audubon is located at 1600 Riverside Road, just 1/4 mile east of Route 62 South of Jamestown, NY and North of Warren PA.
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