Mystic Aquarium announces $2.5M for energy efficiency projects

Mystic Aquarium is investing $2.5 million into energy efficiency projects it says will reduce the facility’s electricity costs and lessen its carbon footprint. Aquarium officials said they’ve already completed the replacement of certain equipment in animal habitats, energy-monitoring equipment and lights, and are now moving forward with plans to install solar panels and improved HVAC systems across the campus. The overhaul is expected to help reduce total energy use at Mystic Aquarium by 650,000 kilowatt-hours annually, saving the facility over $85,000 in energy costs each year or approximately $1.3 million over the lifetime of the new equipment.

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