CFP Action Plan - Energy

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Installation of double pane windows





Reduce park operations'

energy use emissions to

25 percent below

2007 levels by 2020.

Completed and Ongoing Actions

  • Installed photovoltaic and solar hot water panels to reduce fossil fuel use at the new Herring Cove bathhouse facility.
  • Installed solar photovoltaic panels on 2 Highlands Center buildings to generate electricity.
  • Switching over to LED bulbs in park seasonal housing.
  • Worked with Cape Light Compact to switch to Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) in public park buildings.
  • Installed energy managers on boilers in all public buildings with oil-fired boilers for heating, and installed boiler reset controls that adjust to outside temperature at major facilities.
  • Inventoried all appliances and replaced ones 10 years or older with ENERGY STAR or better.

Planned Actions

  • Continue the efforts of green team to track energy use in buildings and promote awareness to other staff about high energy consumers and ways to conserve.
  • Increase the use of bio based fuels and LED bulbs for park buildings.
  • Replace old windows with new more energy-efficient windows.
  • Install photovoltaic panels on park buildings and in open areas such as headquarters and maintenance complex, and park beach facilities.

Last updated: June 28, 2017

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