The Potter League's Animal Care & Education Center is an environmentally-friendly building. A green building designed in an ecological and resource-efficient manner is a thoughtful choice for an animal welfare organization. The Potter League is proud to be the first animal shelter in the country to receive LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) Gold certification from the US Green Building Council. We are also the first building in Rhode Island to achieve this distinction.
Our facility makes efficient use of energy, water, and other resources reducing the impact on the environment. Management of storm water through a vegetated roof and cistern system, high efficiency heating and cooling systems, and use of recycled materials are examples of our sustainable design. Green buildings are of higher quality, last longer, and cost less to operate while creating healthier surroundings for the occupants.
The Potter League believes in modeling desired behaviors to make a difference in the lives of animals - all dogs and cats are sterilized prior to adoption, our cats wear identification tags, and obedience training is humane based. In an organization where compassion lives, The Potter League also believes we should be influential leaders to encourage green values and the wise stewardship of our natural resources.
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