Building shell improvements are one of the first places you should focus on when upgrading your existing congregational facility. Start with the low cost/no cost opportunities. Like the lighting system, these factors are key to properly sizing the heating and cooling system during new construction or major upgrades.
Lighting is a critical component of every congregational facility. Your staff must be able to see to perform their duties, and objects and spaces must be aesthetically pleasing to your congregation.
When you think of commercial food service equipment (CFSE), you probably think of restaurants, however CFSE is present in a variety of other facilities as well.
Proper heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (known in the trade as HVAC) are key to maintaining a comfortable, and healthy environment. Improved heating and cooling performance along with substantial energy savings can be achieved by implementing energy-efficiency measures.
When congregational facility owners/operators think of energy consumption, they naturally focus on building operations (such as lighting and air-conditioning) and its shell components, but not necessarily on the energy consuming office equipment and appliances contained within.