ENERGY STAR for Congregations

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The Energy Star program has produced an Action Workbook to help individual churches work through ways they can conserve energy in their buildings. Offering a practical approach on everything from creating a stewardship team to assessing current energy usage to getting buy-in from key stakeholders and implementing an action plan, this free booklet is a step-by-step guide to making the changes that work best in your congregation. Energy Star’s research has shown that places of worship can use, on average, 30% less energy through no-cost actions, strategic investment, and smart operations and maintenance. As they note, “These savings can verify the careful stewardship of member’s donations and can be repurposed to the mission and ministries of the congregation.”

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