Tools and Resources
Use this two-page success story to learn how the team at Michigan Interfaith Power and Light has engaged and educated faith communities on environmental sustainability, as well as convinced public officials, businesses, and utilities to reduce energy demand. To date, they have provided over 350 congregations with free energy audits and energy education to help reduce their energy use by 10% or more. As a result, member congregations have made energy-efficient upgrades to new facilities.
Use this two-page success story to learn how Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has transformed itself into an energy-efficient organization with several green facilities. The parish implemented sustainability policies to lessen the impact of waste (especially plastic waste) on the environment, while also upgrading their facility infrastucture.
Print out this checklist and take it along during your Treasure Hunt in your restaurant or commercial kitchen.
Print out this checklist and take it along during your Treasure Hunt in your worship facility.
Learn how Hope Christian Reformed Church has increased its energy savings by using Pro Bono verification services.
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.
The ENERGY STAR Action Workbooks (and associated appendices) are resources that help walk Small Businesses and Congregations through the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. These workbooks provide sector-specific technical information and strategies to help individuals create a tailored energy efficiency plan that works for their organization.
This one-page tip sheet for congregations outlines EPA’s seven steps for strategic energy management, top tips for saving energy and water, plus links to more detailed information.