|New donated energy efficient LED outdoor light in plaza|
Sustainability Report #2
As part of the City of Knoxville Sustainability Plan to reduce energy usage in public buildings, Ijams worked with Ameresco, a company that helps organizations with comprehensive energy management solutions that both save money and create greener businesses.
Ameresco changed our fluorescent lighting from 32 watt to 28 watt ballast and bulbs. In addition, they installed low volume flush valves on the toilets and aerators on the faucets to reduce our overall water usage.
In the parking lot, they installed new light fixtures that use 25 watt LED to replace the old standard 250 watt fixtures.
On the front plaza at the Visitors Center, we replaced the light fixture with a new LED fixture donated by Jack O'Hanlon.
Ijams Nature Center has a Sustainability Committee chaired by Dennis Hunter. For more information click Sustainability at Ijams.
- By Ed Yost