Friday, 25 March 2011

Could your church be more energy efficient?

When parish finances are tight, it’s important that you don’t pay more than you need to for your utilities. And by reducing what you pay on your energy bills, you’ll also be helping our planet. But let’s not miss a trick – most of the church’s energy is consumed in our own homes, not at church on Sundays!

Shrinking the Footprint is the Church of England’s national environmental campaign - the Church of England is committed to a Carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050. The Shrinking the Footprint has lots of advice on how you can asses your church’s current Carbon Footprint, use energy more efficiently in your building, and even switch to green energy.

The Carbon Trust has also published advice on how to ‘control and reduce energy consumption in heritage and cultural buildings’ which you can download here.

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