ENERGY STAR has documented that average energy savings of 30 percent or more are achievable in worship facilities with no-cost actions, strategic investment, and smart operations and maintenance. These savings can verify the careful stewardship of member’s donations and can be repurposed to the mission and ministries of the congregation.
This thoughtful stewardship of natural resources reduces pollution that is harmful to human life and health, protects our life-sustaining ecosystems, and conserves resources for future generations. Action on efficiency gives active life to the stewardship teachings of virtually every faith tradition and joins with EPA’s mission to protect human health. ENERGY STAR provides the tools, training, and technical support to help your congregation achieve and sustain a high level of stewardship.
To get started now, download the free Action Workbook for Congregations from this page. Next, learn why the powerful, free Portfolio Manager is the national standard tool for understanding baseline energy and water use and for tracking your savings and pollution prevention. Then, help educate your congregational leadership and urge them to join ENERGY STAR as a partner at no cost or reporting obligation.
See a 34-minute recorded webinar on ENERGY STAR for Congregations.