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Our Environmental Policy 2008

 

We are proud to have been awarded with Maine's first "Environmental Leader" Green Lodging Inn Certification by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection in November 2005.

Track How Much Solar Energy We're Generating!

 

MAPLE HILL FARM's OWN Renewable Energy System has 202 Evacuated Tube Collectors, 126 Photovoltaic Panels, and 1 Wind Turbine.

         
 

Co-owner and innkeeper Scott Cowger with the Inn's solar electric and hot water system                                                       Photo © David A. Rodgers

 

 

Read about Maple Hill Farm's Green Lodging in the Following Publications:

 
 

Read about Maine's Largest Solar Electric Array. . . at Maple Hill Farm!

 

Our combined solar hot water and solar electric system generates enough power to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 40,000 pounds a year.

More Links: 

Our solar thermal system description

Our photovoltaic panel specifications

Our solar energy system specifications

 

 

MHFís 202-tube solar hot water system (angled tubes at top) & 15 kilowatt solar electric array.

 

The solar hot water and electric system was designed and installed by

ReVision Energy (formerly Energyworks),

a Maine-based company with offices in Liberty and Portland.

 

Check Out How Much Renewable Solar Electric Energy We're Producing!

Right NOW, this week, the last month, the last year, or since October 2007

 

 

 

Our Wind Turbine

 

We use a wind turbine, which was installed in 2003, that has a capacity of 10 kilowatts, to also generate renewable energy that we use here at Maple Hill Farm.

 

More links: 

Our Wind Turbine Specifications

Details of our Wind Turbine

 

We hope to generate the equivalent of about half our power from renewable resources!!

 

Other "Green" Features at the Inn Include:

  • For 2013, All guest rooms and common areas are illuminated with the latest generation of warm-white LED bulbs.  These mercury-free bulbs provide excellent lighting along with tremendous energy efficiency.  

  • Our guest room cleaning chemicals are all Green Seal certified as environmentally-friendly, and are mixed to the correct concentration on-site, eliminating the need to purchase individual disposable bottles.

  • Bulk dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and shower gel in guest bathrooms avoid the solid waste of multiple individual bottles, while allowing guests to easily use just the right amount they need.

  • Occupancy sensors turn off lights in rooms and common areas as well as storage areas when they are not occupied.  (This does not include guest rooms.)

  • Electric hand dryers in the conference restrooms to cut down on paper waste.

  • Our many skylights often eliminate the need to have artificial lights on in some work areas and common hallways.

  • We use only cloth napkins, tablecloths, real dishes and silverware. Very little paper or plastic waste is generated from our food service.

  • All food waste is fed to the farm animals so none of it enters the waste stream.

  • Our laundry is processed on-site using high-efficiency equipment avoiding the need to truck linens to and from our facility.

  • Temperatures are moderated in empty rooms to save energy. Each room has individual climate controls (both heat and air conditioning) to provide for energy savings while maximizing guest comfort.

  • We manage 150 acres of open space with trails for viewing wildlife and a wide variety of native trees and plants, adjacent to 800+ acres of public wildlife area.

  • We use email for confirmations, proposals, invoicing and in general correspondence instead of post mail to cut down on paper usage and waste.

  • Any printing or copying done in-house is automatically double-sided.

  • We offer Maine-roasted organic Fair Trade shade-grown coffee from Carrabassett Coffee in Kingfield, Maine.

 

Just below: Check Out How Much Renewable Solar Electric Energy We're Producing!

Right NOW, this week, the last month, the last year, or since October 2007

 

THE OUTPUT OF THE SOLAR ELECTRIC ARRAY AT THE MAPLE HILL FARM INN & CONFERENCE CENTER IN HALLOWELL, MAINE

(this does not include the wind turbine or solar hot water system):

       
 
   

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