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This document summarizes the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations. The ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for clergy, staff, and laypersons of houses of worship who want to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects.

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This document supplements the ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations. This ENERGY STAR Action Workbook for Congregations is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for clergy, staff, and laypersons of houses of worship who want to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects.

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This workbook is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for clergy, staff, and laypersons of houses of worship who want to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects.

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The President’s Climate Action Plan calls for all commercial buildings, including worship facilities, to reduce energy costs and related greenhouse gas emission by 20 percent by 2020. ENERGY STAR® certified buildings use an average of 35 percent less energy and are responsible for 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than average buildings. ENERGY STAR is helping congregations use low-cost, even no-cost actions, the time and talent of their members, and strategic investment to save money and prevent pollution.

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ENERGY STAR for Congregations provides technical information and support to all interested congregations. If you know of appropriate links to environmental efforts by other faith-based organizations that might be shown here, please contact us.

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View the full list of congregations that have earned the ENERGY STAR, EPA's mark of superior energy performance. Many of these distinguished congregations have shared their energy-saving stories. To learn more, click on "Full Profile" next to the congregation name.  

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Use this 2-page handout to learn a summary of ENERGY STAR offerings for congregations, quick tips for saving energy in religious worship facilities, and how to sign up for the ENERGY STAR Congregations Network.

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