Ever since its groundbreaking, the Walsworth Community Center has effectively employed eco-friendly concepts.
The original building design is a testament to this commitment, as the structure was built with zoned heating and cooling, meaning that portions of the building can have the temperature adjusted to suit the activity in progress without impacting other parts of the building. Programmable thermostats help reduce unnecessary utility usage. Energy efficiency is further enhanced by abundant use of thick insulation; for example, there is 12” of insulation in the walls, 12” or more in the ceilings, and double-pane insulated glass in all windows. To minimize heated or cooled air loss in the loading bay, sally port garage doors were installed at either end of the interior garage.
In 2009 energy efficient fluorescent lights were mounted in the large multi-purpose room to replace the original lighting system.
During the year 2010 the governing board will initiate a new focus on efficiency, this time spotlighting water conservation by the implementation of a rain barrel watering system. This change is anticipated to reduce water purchases by approximately 20,000 gallons of water annually, resulting in a cost savings of $300.
For a donation of $50, the donor’s name can be inscribed on a brass leaf on this lovely donor tree located in the vestibule of the Walsworth Community Center.
- Up to 13 letters per line
- Up to 3 lines of text
It’s a great way to honor a special relative or friend. Current funds will be put toward our kitchen remodel.
We also will honor anyone who designates the Walsworth Community Center as the recipient of their funeral memorial by placing a special plaque in the front entrance of the Walsworth Community Center.