The recent expansion of the Town of Windsor’s Community Recreation Center included many “green” features, which are estimated to achieve a 15 percent overall energy cost savings.
These features include:
In addition to the building’s design elements, an electric vehicle charging station was installed and 144 solar panels were placed on the center’s roof. In October, the panels produced 4,891 kilowatt hours, offsetting the center’s total usage of 68,400 kilowatt hours. Any extra kilowatt hours produced will be paid to the town in the form of Renewable Energy Credits at $0.06 per kilowatt hour.
The features are in line with the town’s sustainability efforts with all town facilities, including Town Hall, the Police Department building, and the forthcoming Public Works Service Facility.
“The Town of Windsor strives to be good stewards of our resources — both natural and tax payer dollars,” said Facilities Manager David French. “With our town facilities, we explore all options and look to minimize our impact on the earth while maximizing funds.”