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Connecticut River Coordinators Office
103 East Plumtree Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge was established to conserve the abundance and diversity of native plants and animals and their habitats in the 7.2 million acre Connecticut River watershed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. The work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries program includes providing technical assistance in order to protect, restore, and enhance migratory fish populations in the Connecticut River basin. The staff assists State resource management agencies with population assessments of American shad and striped bass, and helps determine the survival of Atlantic salmon. Staff expertise in electro fishing, tracking fish using radio telemetry, spawning, habitat assessment, outreach and education, fry stocking, fish transfers, and salmon scale and tag analysis is shared with partners. Volunteers and interns contribute many services.    

This U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service building was designed and built with energy efficiency and renewable energy in mind. The building is compact in form and has a well-insulated building envelope. The shape of the building and the insulation in the building make it easier to heat and cool. 

More recently the lighting was retrofitted to be more energy efficient. A solar energy system will be added to the south-facing section of the building roof.

The lighting efficiency project included:
-- Changing four-lamp fixtures to two T8-lamp fixtures.
-- Including reflectors in the two T8-lamp fixtures.
-- Changing to electronic ballasts.
-- Replacing incandescent lights with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs).
-- Changing to LED lamps in exit signs.
-- Installing occupancy sensors.


The building's ENERGY STAR certification was announced through internal and external news releases.


"We are delighted by the success of our energy efficiency project, and we are excited to install solar panels." -- Liz Dawson, Architect, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Federal Building

Building Owner:*
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Property Manager:*
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2010 (95)

Facility Type: Office

Total Floorspace: 5116 sf

Year Constructed: 1993

Contract Type: None
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions