MANCHESTER CENTER, Vt. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service ranger station in Vermont is set to undergo a second phase of an "energy retrofit."

The service says phase 1 of the project at the Manchester Center, which involved insulation and replacing windows, heating and cooling systems, resulted in almost $6,000 in energy savings.

The second phase will focus on the visitor center and adjacent conference room. As in phase 1, windows will be replaced and insulation installed.

Construction is expected to last through December.

When the visitors center re-opens in January it will feature a new information desk and be better suited to serve the public. The second phase will save an estimated $2,900 in energy costs.