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Farmstead Energy Improvement

Farmstead Energy ImprovementPractice Code: 374

The farmstead energy improvement standard is applied as part of a conservation management system to reduce energy use. The practice entails developing and implementing farmstead improvements to increase energy efficiency measures which reduce on-farm energy use. Improvements may include replacing or retrofitting agricultural equipment systems and/or related components or devices.

The practice applies to non-residential structures and energy using systems where reducing energy use is the identified goal.

A completed energy audit will at a minimum address the major activities of ventilation, air heating and cooling that exist in the building.

Examples of systems evaluated for improvements:

  • Ventilation
  • Dairy equipment
  • Motors and controllers
  • Heating, air conditioning and refrigeration

Conservation Practice Documents

All PDF documents are less than 400 KB.

Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Building Envelope Improvement
Lighting System Improvement

Related Links

NRCS-New York Energy
NRCS Energy

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forest land, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.


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